Category Archives: Mike

Mike 6.29.2012

  • SSP this morning at site, several things that will be required to move to production:
    • Run GPResult.exe on the server – this is already installed on the server
    • Run MBSR – controlled software from the depot
    • Make sure IAVAs are up to date
  • Put in a request to download MBSR
  • Daily backups
  • Ran GPResult, real easy, I will show Phil how next week
  • Finished up the FY11 summary report
  • Emailed some more info to Phil, a summary of recent events/people and the ‘wish list’
  • Back at the mill cleaning up my computer and desk

Mike 6.28.2012

  • Weekly Vis tool status meeting
  • server backups at site
  • Deployed a new version of PPM and PA with improved data entry and searching functionality
  • Fixed a problem with VisibilityScripting by deploying a new version
  • Ingested the result of my FY11 SQL script and starting making the FY11 summary report
  • SSP meeting rescheduled for tomorrow at 0730.

Mike 6.27.2012

  • Server backups at site
  • Looked more in to the vis scripting bug.  The error is not appearing in the database so it is somewhere in the servlet that hosts the xml.
  • Delivered the weekly status to Jessica.
  • Out this afternoon for a doctor’s appt.

Mike 6.26.2012

  • Investigating issue tracking software which could be useful for the visibility project or future projects: reasonable free options are trac and bugzilla
    • Bugzilla is apparently a pain to install but works well for very large projects with lots of user feedback
    • Trac is easier to install and maintain and has great svn integration
    • Jira is the best option but costs $1,400-$4,800 per server
  • Gave a demo to Robert A. over the whole vis suite
  • Meeting this afternoon about the SSP was cancelled
  • There seems to be a bug with the vis scripting publish feature, weird characters are being appended to the beginning of the xml.  Appears to only be occurring at site.

Mike 6.25.2012

  • Server backups at site
  • Helping Phil get up and running and slowly transferring files, info, etc.
  • Helped introduce Pedro to the tool, met another data entry person
  • Scheduled a demo for tomorrow
  • Working on query for a full year summary report, it’s long but it work in phpMyAdmin, going to try and put it in visibility scripting tomorrow
  • Working on cleaning up my FGM computer, putting important things in svn, saving code I think is useful, etc.

Mike 6.22.2012

  • Server backups at site
  • Gave a one-on-one demo to Marty of the Vis Tool Suite
  • Talked to Denise P. about the SSP checklist, she is trying to track it down
  • Ingested a spreadsheet of all current FY11 data and will try to generate some vis tool reports against it
  • Tested some queries against the Fy11 spreadsheet
  • Need to get Jim and Jim talking to one another about $
  • Resolved an issue with the map server not working
  • Added an abbreviated label function to flexichart within Visibility:
    • 1200000000 > 1.20B
    • 1234567 > 1.23M
    • 1234 > 1.23K
    • 123 > 123

Mike 6.21.2012

  • Server backups at site
  • Weekly status meeting
  • Sent copies of the documentation to Bill and Jessica
  • Deployed the new visibility to the test server
  • Updated the reports in visibility with the new charting stuff
  • Investigated a bug in PPM when submitting a funding request it would not save.  Appears to be a problem with string being too long to fit in the database
  • Improved some aspects of the charting library
  • Helped Phil build the java projects

Mike 6.20.2012

  • Regular server backups
  • Deployed the new visibility with the charting options to the integration machine.
  • Brought Phil up to speed on somethings
  • Modified park of the Col.’s report just to make sure it is working
  • Collected some feature requests from Tangie and passed them on to Dong
  • Typed up the weekly status for Jessica
  • Bug in flexichart: changing colors doesn’t seem to be applying
  • Also auto fill in series title if one is not set

Mike 6.19.2012

  • Server backups at site
  • Scanned and deployed an update to PPM that added the duplicate copy feature
  • Tested the feature on the integration machine before moving to the test server
  • Demonstrated to Carla, Lenni, and Jessica how it works
  • Emailed a few or Carla’s users who were having problems, apparently they have not been granted network access which I cannot fix
  • Exported a list of all existing funding requests per Jessica’s request
  • Tried to deploy the auto-login PKI feature of visibility to the integration server but there were too many mismatches between the database, the server code, and the client, need a fresh complete version.  I’ll deploy this at the same time as the chart updates
  • Tested the chart updates some more, seem ready to go in
  • Worked with Dong to produce a few queries that will be used in visibility scripting to make some reports
  • Building and burning to a CD copies of visibility and visibilityScripting

Mike 6.18.2012

  • Server backups at site
  • Compiled and tested the pki auto login functionality on the integration server.  It worked for me and Jessica. I could theoretically move it to the ‘production’ server whenever.  I don’t THINK it would lock anyone out.
  • Moved the charting package code from a sandbox project to maven flex library then compiled and deployed it.
  • I had to make some changes because it was compiling with Flex 4 and now Flex 3 to be compatible with Visibility.
    • This resulted in a few bugs and binding problems.  I think I have most of them worked out but want to test some more.

Mike 6.15.2012

  • Scan and deployed a new version of PPM:
    • fix to copy project foreign key problem
    • fix to log in / out problem
    • fix to comments now showing up when the user who made them was deleted
  • Server backups
  • Came up with a planned solution for the copy project problem, Dong is working on it
  • Installed tomcat at my new desk inside
  • Started work on the internal PKI library for the auto log in feature
  • More work on Charts:
    • The drag and drop thing was a pain but I have it working now, just minimal effort left on the package itself, then integration work to do

Mike 6.14.2012

  • Scan and deployed updates
    • Security banners
    • various fixes by Dong
    • Login screen password change fix
  • Server backups
  • Dumped a project user list for James Murphy
  • Sorted out an issue with Christine G. not being able to see projects in PA
  • Weekly status meeting
  • Moved pki web filter project inside
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing people from being able to log back in to PPM after logging out
  • More work on charting package:

Mike 6.12.2012

  • Server backups
  • Got another request on how to hide select budget centers from finance POCs while letting them see others, unfortunately the system was not designed that way so the only answer still seems to be sub-projects
  • Sent an email out the other 3 users having issues:
    • One responded that it was working now and he can also help someone else he works with
    • no response yet from the 3rd
  • Tested copying a project to create a sub-project, got a database error
  • Need to add some kind of banner or block to prevent users from getting on the test server since the URLs are so similar
  • More work on the charting package:
    • All the series specific configs are done
    • Just need a drag and drop interface for managing sets and z-order or series