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Sophia Brooks - Jan 03, 2007 5:56:44 am PST #9994 of 10003
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I need some advisment for my job--

I work at a university. We do on-line, non-credit classes in Blackboard.

Currently, the way our on-line registration works is that the person registers. The registration is emailed to me. I type in the registration. I manually run the credit card. I notify the Blackboard people. They put them in Blackboard. We email the person. They take the class. We look to see if they pass. We mail them a certificate.

We would like to have this process be automatic and not need to wait for people to run credit cards, enter them in Blackboard, etc. I am fairly confident that we can build the course in whatever we need to (doesn't need to be blackboard), but we need some sort of web-site, program, code, php or something that will do the following:

Take the person's registration and run their credit card. Email them with a user name/password for the site and somehow match them up with the right course IF the credit card is accepted. At the end of the class, which they take on their own time, email a certificate of completion IF their score is over a certain amout.

My boss, my colleage and I seem to think this can be done, because it seems sort of like an on-line store. Our IT people say it is impossible (but perhaps just not something they want to do. Without their help, we have no idea where to go or even a ballpark cost to get something like this built. Do you have any advice?

§ ita § - Jan 03, 2007 7:09:46 am PST #9995 of 10003
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

I have a friend who wants to be able to make ISO copies of a number of protected software DVDs so that they can be used for reference (by the owner, but it's not like software tends to care about that) without having too switch disks between lookups.

Well, I guess it doesn't have to be ISO--is there any other way that can be handled? Platform is a PC.

DXMachina - Jan 03, 2007 8:04:19 am PST #9996 of 10003
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

You could try poking around videohelp.com [link] for software to create the ISOs. I've been using Daemon Tools [link] to mount disk images. It seems to work pretty well. Depending on what copy protection is on the DVDs, you may also need to look around for cracks (although some are already built into Daemon Tools).

§ ita § - Jan 03, 2007 8:31:10 am PST #9997 of 10003
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

Thanks, DX. I've passed that DaemonTools link on (what a weird website), since it sounds like what they need.

Jon B. - Jan 03, 2007 8:41:32 am PST #9998 of 10003
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

I\'m suspicious of any website where the userid of the administrator is LocutusofBorg.

Tom Scola - Jan 03, 2007 10:08:49 am PST #9999 of 10003
Don’t copy that floppy.

DIE, thread, DIE!!!

tommyrot - Jan 03, 2007 10:10:40 am PST #10000 of 10003
Sir, it's not an offence to let your cat eat your bacon. Okay? And we don't arrest cats, I'm very sorry.


NoiseDesign - Jan 03, 2007 10:10:41 am PST #10001 of 10003
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

t Pulls Trigger

Sean K - Jan 03, 2007 10:10:46 am PST #10002 of 10003
You can't leave me to my own devices; my devices are Nap and Eat. -Zenkitty

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe....

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I-beams glittering in the dark at Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.

Time to die.

DXMachina - Jan 03, 2007 10:23:22 am PST #10003 of 10003
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

It is a good day for the thread to die. Push the button to go to the new thread.

"Buffistechnology 3: "Press Some Buttons, See What Happens."" Jan 3, 2007 12:20:56 pm PST

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