Apr 18 2013

Contact Information

Jim KirbyJim Kirby

Manager, Internet Technologies, Design & Content
CCRI Web Services, Information Technology Department
Instructor, Computer Studies Department

E-Mail: jkirby@ccri.edu

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JimKirby9

Knight Campus

Suite 2073, Room #2077

Office Hours
Days Times
Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please email for an appointment.

Jul 08 2014

Register today for EasyPay!

56359350CCRI is offering a new, interest-free deferred payment plan. Online enrollment is simple through your MyCCRI account.

Advantages to EasyPay:

  • Payments directly through your MyCCRI account by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and electronic check (ACH) accepted at no extra charge.
  • All account information in one location – in your MyCCRI account.
  • Tuition payments spread equally over three months without interest.
  • Payment plan enrollment done completely online, which ensures accurate registration and protects classes from being dropped.
  • All bills and payment plan notifications sent automatically to your MyCCRI email.

Enrollment fee: $30 each semester you participate in EasyPay.

Criteria: Students must be enrolled in at least three (3) credit hours to participate and have a minimum account balance of $300.

Check http://www.ccri.edu/bursar/payment-plan.html for important payment dates and the most up-to-date information. Call 401-825-1041 with any questions.

Jun 28 2014

Windows Live Writer

live-writerMake editing your WordPress website easier and faster

Did you know that there are programs you can run on your computer to post to your blog? You don’t really HAVE to use the WordPress post interface.

Why use a blog editing program over the built-in WordPress editor?

There are several reason, really.

  1. You don’t have to be online to work on blog posts. You can write posts and draft them locally, then draft/publish to your blog whenever you’re online.
  2. The interface is generally much easier to use.
  3. Usually you have some really nice formatting options available to you that you won’t have from the web interface.
  4. You have a local backup of your posts.
  5. You can manage multiple blogs from the same place.

Learn more about Windows Live Writer

Download Windows Essentials suite (includes Live Writer)

Jun 03 2014

Use BackWPUp to backup your site to Dropbox

Published on Mar 9, 2013 by Craig Smith

This tutorial will show you how to backup a WordPress site and have it sent to a free DropBox account.

Everyone should be backing up there sites because you never know what may happen. It wouldn’t be good if you lost everything and didn’t have an up to date backup to restore the site.

I have created a video covering BackWpUp before, but the plugin has recently changed, the whole appearance and setting have changed, anyone following along to the old video is going to be confused so that’s why I’m creating a new video.

Once you’ve installed BackWPUp and created a Job, always make sure it working by running the job.

Apr 29 2014

Password Strength

Through 20 years of effort, we’ve successfully trained everyone to use passwords which are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess.

password strength

   (In information theory, entropy is a measure of the uncertainty in a random variable.)

Apr 14 2014

Web Project H, Ch. 9: Networks

NetworkGo to ZDNet.com’s “Networks” section: http://www.zdnet.com/search?q=Networks&d=2 and pick an article that relates to one of the articles in VT, chapter 9 Write a short (1-3 paragraph) summary of that article in the comments field below. Be sure to point out which part of Chapter 9 to which it relates.

Due by 4:00 p.m. Wed., April 16, 2014
Be sure to cite your source using APA style

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note: There are no spaces used with brackets in APA. When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, use the year of publication.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/


Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Read more at Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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