Heathers Big Adventure, our own Heather McDaniel’s quest to bicycle 400 miles from Montreal to Maine in the Canada/America AIDS Ride, has begun. On Saturday, Heather took a train from New York’s Penn Station to Montreal and has spent the weekend sightseeing and mingling with the other athletes who’ve arrived from all around the world. Today is “registration day,” a period of time where all the athletes register with the ride organizers. They’ll get some orientation training, and the final count of athletes will come in. Expectations are that some 2,000 individual cyclists will make the ride, which begins early Wednesday morning.
It’s important for us to tell you that this adventure is all Heather’s, we at ZATZ are merely cheering her on. That said, we know Heather would like us, on her behalf, to thank all of you who contributed to AIDS research by sponsoring her ride. She’ll have more to say on her return, but all of our support, love, and best wishes go out to this courageous young woman and her thousands of co-adventurers.
Stay tuned each day for ride updates. Heather’s traveling light and camping with the other riders at night, which doesn’t give her loads of time to phone home. However, we’re sure we’ll get updates throughout the week, and when we do, you can read about it right here. Tune in tomorrow for more of Heather’s Big Adventure!
Learnframe has announced the addition of 12 more conections to its library, including LearnKey, DreamWeaver, and ElementK CP. They are designed to provide Learnframe customers with access to entire courseware libraries.
Vordel has announced that it has completed a second round of funding of up to $10 million. The round was led by Elderstreet and includes new investments from DrKW (through a fund managed by its OM Investments team), ICC Venture Capital, Intel 64 Fund and Powerscourt Nominees Limited, who is an existing investor in Vordel. Vordel’s flagship product, TalkXML, is designed to provide a secure framework for Web services.
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Group Computing has an announcement of the release of Lotus Workflow 3.0. The latest version of Lotus Workflow, formerly known as Domino Workflow, is available for download from the Web. Lotus Workflow 3.0 features improved performance and new Web capabilities.
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We have a bunch of servers on our rack running either Windows NT 4.0 Server or Windows 2000 Server. These boxes use mirrored disks as a reliability measure. Normally, if a mirror fails (and, thankfully, that hasn’t happened yet), a message pops up on the screen of the server. But we’re using a KVM (keyboard, video mouse) switch and we don’t always look at each machine’s console each day. I’m looking for a tool that’ll monitor the servers (either as it’s own system, or something to install on each server) and notify us if there’s a mirror failure. I’d love something that sends email, but I’d live with something that simply triggers a program or a script. One option might be something that constantly watches the event log. Frankly, I’ve searched and come up empty, so I’m opening the question to all you folks. Any ideas? If so, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. — DG
CRN reports BVRP USA is expected to introduce Mail Warden, a combination email antivirus and content-filtering product, plus roll out a channel program. Mail Warden is designed for Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and SMTP platforms.
eWEEK reports IBM Mindspan Solutions is adding new collaboration features in an upgrade to its Lotus LearningSpace e-learning platform. According to the article, LearningSpace 5.0 features a customizable student interface that replaces the Java applet-based interface with one that uses dynamic HTML and Cascading Style Sheets.
searchDomino has another round of Quick Takes covering Informio’s release of a new version of its SpeedMail and Captaris’ update of its fax and document delivery software.