Lauren Brumfield

Tools, Video

Reclaim Video Inventory

Over the last couple of days, I’ve taken a break from my Documentation April to categorize Reclaim Video’s ever-growing collection of VHS, Betamax, and Laserdisc. I feel like every couple of days (if not every day) we’re receiving a package in the mail enclosing one or two new VHS tapes from Jim’s wishlist. They’re always so fun to open, but then they inevitably pile up on the front desk until one of us as a moment to add them to our excel sheet. Oh yeah, we  ...

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Domain of One's Own, Transparency

Documentation April

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve made it my mission to build on, add to, and update documentation articles at Reclaim Hosting. This was inspired after our last Workshop of One’s Own event when attendees asked what other schools had done to tweak and add to their DoOO projects. How were schools changing their homepage? How were they handling community support? How were they handling graduating students and their data? I created a new category on the Workshop of One’s Own  ...

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DoOO Workshop

WoOO Spring ’18 Recap

Not sure what happened here, I blinked and suddenly Reclaim Hosting’s second Workshop of One’s Own happened two weeks ago! It’s been a whirlwind past couple of days (ahem, weeks) but I wanted to take a moment to recap. Overall, I thought this workshop was a great improvement from our first one last November. Our November Workshop was successful, no doubt, but it was our first one so we were definitely still working out the kinks. By this Spring, we had more than doubled  ...

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How-To, ProfDev

Troubleshooting Slow Sites

Part of supporting online projects comes with the territory of troubleshooting slow websites. Sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn when you’re met with a “My site is slow!” support ticket– especially if the site is loading quickly on your end.  This post covers tips & tricks for figuring out those red flags that may make a site run slowly. And while the list below may not hit on every issue that will come up, it’s a great checklist to use as a  ...

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