Customers routinely create custom scripts (Right clicks, Automations, Jobs, etc) to send out emails, bring up element/alarm data, open a helpdesk ticket, etc. While parts of the java script are NOC related, most of the scripting is around java. For instance, sending an email or adding a row to a database is a java exercise,…
From time to time when creating custom right-clicks for the Operations Center console, you might require a dialog that comes up with a navigatable element tree to allow the end user to select one or more elements. Suppose you needed to create a more advanced right-click that allowed the user to select an element, and then the script does some additional processing, for instance, selecting an element, then gather alarm details and opening a Help Desk ticket. The script below is the fragment you need to bring up a element navigation dialog without having to write it from scratch.
Not that I ever do this 😉 but if you think about the process to download a movie. To do it for free, I first have to find the files from a torrent tracking portal. Then I have to know how to use a download client. Next I have to check the file is what I want, as well as scan it for any malware. If I’ve done all this correctly I can watch my movie, and even then with my luck the quality is probably terrible. My wife on the other hand actually values her time, so she uses Netflix. All she does is browse their catalog and have the movie stream in near real time; they even have HD!
Virtualization is great. It’s by most measures the most significant technology to hit the world of business since the internet some 25 years ago.
Outside my window the city of Toronto has decided to dig up the road to resurface King Street. As much as the noise and dust is a nuisance, really the biggest inconvenience this has created is the massive detour that I now have to get to the sandwich shop across the street. It’s only about 30 feet away, but thanks to the construction and related barricades, it’s now a journey of almost 4 blocks.
One friend I made, Eddie, was the strongest guy I have ever met. He trained just for power and his specialty was the bench press. Eddie got to a point where he could put up a 500 pound bench press in the gym on any given day like it was nothing. In a competition his numbers were even more impressive.
Is the ideal capacity of the subway simply the maximum amount of poor souls you can squeeze in to each train? Are the worker bees nothing more than clowns being squeezed in to an old VW bug? How do you balance the real needs of all the users, with the available resources of the system? Are the requirements of all users the same, or should special consideration be taken for the elderly or children? How do I avoid having to sit next to “that guy”?
The fashion industry has a great concept where trends are always repeated. They call this the fashion cycle. Every morning on my commute in to work I observe this in person. Apparently 80’s fashions are back in style now, albeit streamlined a bit from their original incarnations. I see endless streams of women wearing off the shoulder blouses that could have come from a Cyndi Lauper’s closet and an army of men trying to be Gordon Gecko. Thank goodness I don’t wear a suit to work!
About 10 years ago, I was young and naïve, and was sold by marketing hype on a newer better design for an electric guitar from a company called Parker. The slick glossies that I came across had me salivating at the thought of a new and better way to play my music. Could these things actually make me a better musician?