Category: Projects

Median 5, Delivered

Median 5 is up and running! It’s magic. The reactions have been pretty positive so far. I wanted to take some time and highlight some new features that I mentioned before, but now you can actually use them! I don’t…

ec1880.us

In honor of Lee Pelton’s upcoming inauguration, I was asked to come up with neat ideas to demonstrate his drive to push innovation here at Emerson. In that vein, I have created a URL shortening service for Emerson College, kind…

Median 5, Upcoming

Update: the actual upgrade to Median 5 is currently scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th. It hopefully will only take a few hours, but downtime may be 24-48 hours. Every summer I like to assess the state of Median, and this…

Virtualize Everything

Have you ever seen someone run Windows on a Mac, simultaneously? We’re using the same technology in IT to¬†improve efficiency, cut costs, and reduce our footprint. This technology is called virtualization,¬†taking the physical and making it virtual, and it’s being…

The STAR WARS Web Cluster

A large part of my job as Systems Architect here at Emerson College is to figure how to effectively scale projects from single-server instances to multi-server load-balanced environments. The first example of this I ever built was Median, which is…

The New Media Server, and Learning Code

In an effort to encourage students to learn web development in a very real world hands-on fashion, Emerson College IT has a dedicated server for students in the New Media program. It is simply called newmedia.emerson.edu, and hosts student and…

The Evolution of Median

Median is a giant constantly-evolving media library and delivery system built for Emerson College. It primarily hosts video content, but also contains images, audio, and documents. The primary reason for its development was to provide a reliable and extensible media…

WordPress at Emerson College

A few years ago, Emerson College finally got on the WordPress bandwagon and created a hosted WordPress server to serve as a blogging platform for faculty, staff, and students. It is located at word.emerson.edu, and is primarily run by ITG.…

LSID and What’s Up?

Over the past few years, I’ve built a lot of tools which utilize a lot of data, but a few of them I’ve built especially for the public to see. Two of them are the Lab Statistics and Information Division…