Thursday, February 21, 2008
Network troubles, presumably based in the New Haven Unified School District's system, have hampered The Courier's operations and readers' access to the online high school newspaper's website since yesterday, and there's no indication of when the problems will be resolved, the faculty advisor said Thursday.
"We started having trouble accessing the site, jameslogancourier.org, around noon yesterday," Patrick Hannigan, the paper's advisor said today. "That not only keeps readers from being able to see what we've got to offer when they're at school, but keeps the staff from being able to post new stories and information from our "office" in room 509. As a result, we were unable to update the site with our daily and weekly features, or breaking news, until late Thursday afternoon instead of the usual early morning postings."
Hannigan said he had contacted The Courier's hosting service, Visionhead Technologies, which confirmed that the troubles didn't originate from there. "I had no trouble accessing the site from my home this morning, but couldn't access the site from several computers in different rooms at James Logan High School, or the nearby Educational Services Center, headquarters of the NHUSD administration.
"I suspect the trouble has something to do with inadequate bandwidth in the district's network," Hannigan said, "We've asked for assistance via the district's technology help system, and await the results of that. For the time being, we'll make do with updating the site from home computers, but that doesn't help students and others who can only access the site from school because they lack computers at home. We're sorry for that and any inconvenience this has caused."