More CAPA Inaneness

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 14 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

I just spent the last hour and 15 minutes working on 4 CAPA problems (worth a total of 14 points, but that doesn’t matter). I key in my answer to the final question of the set and click to go to the last problem set. However, I’m diverted to another page with a “Critical Message” from Kelso (our prof):

Well, it turns out that the backup tape that we used to reboot LON-CAPA seems to
only go back to Friday at 3am rather than Saturday at 2 am. So more of the data
was lost than we originally anticipated.

We have decided that the best way to deal with the situation is to make Homework
6-1 extra credit. If your data was lost and you are too annoyed to go back and
put your answers back in, it will have no effect on your grade, i.e. your final
homework grade will now be out of 100 less points. This change is already made
on the spreadsheet. If you want, you can go back (or might already have gone
back) to reenter your answers. These will then count as extra credit for your

Again, we apologize for the troubles. We will do our best to make sure that it
does not happen again.


Wow. Hopefully someones head will roll for this one. Not having a backup is not cool….although I don’t mind the extra points.