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June 22, 2008: PC-Biz

Stated Clerk nomination speeches were made tonight. I've spent enough time complaining about the process.

The speeches are being ignored as commissioners and advisory delegates continue to struggle with PC-Biz. In short, the volume is killing the server. You can hear the same question being asked over and over, "You on?" "Yes...wait, no. I was a minute ago..." Whole sections of the plenary floor suddenly read:

Server Application Unavailable.

The web application you are attemption to access on this web server is currently unavailable. Please hit the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the application event log of the web server. Please review this log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

This was one of my top ten issues identified before the Assembly. I don't want to say, "I told you so...," but I'm not above it. None of the business we have handled thus far has been substantively impacted. That's fortunate.

The clock is ticking. There are no particularly good alternative solutions. To get through the items from the Business Referral Committee, papers were produced and placed on all the tables. Many commissioners did not bring notebooks or other organization kinds of resources in order to handle a paper assembly.

(I wasn't going to cover anything about the nomination speeches, but we have just heard our second "For such a time as this..." line.)

We are beginning to get to know the names of the resource people working on computers. In one sense, it is nice to be able to converse with the people who are serving the Assembly. On the other hand, it is like getting to get to know the name of your car mechanic -- rarely does that happen because you are happy.

Committees begin tonight.