Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    6,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Sometime I hate my college

    Registration for fall courses is to be done on a first come-first serve basis via an online applet called webadvisor. Each student is assigned to a "group," and each group has a designated time to register. Mine was 1:00PM today. WTF? I try and login to webadvisor and behold:

    "WebAdvisor has encountered a system error and cannot complete your request. Please contact your system administrator."

    How the **** am I supposed to register for courses if the online applet isn't even available?!
    C://dos
    C://dos.run
    run.dos.run

  2. #2
    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    KIGX
    My Bikes
    2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, 2012 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno SSCX
    Posts
    1,742
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks like a standard Microsoft IIS error to me. The server probably choked on the number of people hitting it right off the bat.

    Could be worse. Your course registrations could be handled through a 7-year-old FileMaker database and some sloppily-written web forms, also served by FileMaker.
    --Ben
    Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
    2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
    Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    176
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Geez, I think we had to use a pencil, fill in some circles, write down some numbers, and hand it to an old lady back when I registered for classes. Or maybe it was some text-only GUI at a dumb terminal. I can't remember now.

  4. #4
    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    KIGX
    My Bikes
    2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, 2012 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno SSCX
    Posts
    1,742
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Looks like a standard Microsoft IIS error to me. The server probably choked on the number of people hitting it right off the bat.

    Could be worse. Your course registrations could be handled through a 7-year-old FileMaker database and some sloppily-written web forms, also served by FileMaker.
    Of course, the whole thing is edited by graphic artists, and it has to be taken down when someone needs to edit a database, and friggin' Windows has to restart the FMP webserver every 5 minutes to make sure everything's up. The darn thing doesn't even run as a Windows service, so it requires all manner of babysitting to keep it from committing suicide.





    Man, that was therapeutic. Thanks, Foo!
    --Ben
    Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
    2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
    Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III

  5. #5
    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    KIGX
    My Bikes
    2009 Motobecane Fantom CX, 2012 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno SSCX
    Posts
    1,742
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    Geez, I think we had to use a pencil, fill in some circles, write down some numbers, and hand it to an old lady back when I registered for classes. Or maybe it was some text-only GUI at a dumb terminal. I can't remember now.
    We had a phone system that required some waiting if you were too punctual in dialing up at your time.
    --Ben
    Carrboro Bike Coalition - putting the "bike" in "CARrboro" :)
    2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
    Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •