Wednesday, December 19, 2007

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

Some many months ago, perhaps as many as two years ago, I set up a php module site with the support of Technology. It was a raging fad at the time to have this sort of format used in departmental web profiles. Of course, we have since seen how easy it is for unknown individuals to post questionable materials for inappropriate activities. Click here.

My department was assigned the subdomain of "". To make matters simple, I just had the subdomain auto-forward, or "point" to, which pointed to That way, I would be spending less time updating the php site at work (and the site at home) and only have to worry about a single website.

Well, imagine my surprise when I checked traffic counts and found a flurry of hits coming from While the subdomain still automatically forwards to, no longer automatically forwards to propertymgt. In other words, if you type in the subdomain, you are taken directly to the blog site. Try it.

Who is looking after such issues? I had to point out the earlier problem to District staff before it was corrected. I am hoping that District staff may find time in their hectic schedules to make this correction as well. I wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong idea.


Anonymous said...

At my school I can't get to because the orange screen of death comes up. Does this mean that the people at the ESC have a different filter than the troops in the schools? said...

Phew, it has been fixed. The pressure was tremendous.

Thank you Donovan.
Happy Holidays.