This week I took a little break from Immigration History to work on some small fixes to department sites on Cascade. This whole thing started when a few people in charge emailed Suloni because they were having trouble editing or fixing their sites. It took me 1 shift to quickly fix all their problems but this led to a discussion with Suloni about our Cascade documentation. It took a big effort from other STAs and myself to produce a document with instruction on how to do almost everything on Cascade, and then put all that info into the LAITS website. This guide has not gained as much traction among the department admins as we originally hoped. In an effort to improve it, I volunteered to look over all the pages that we already have online and find any possible mistakes.
One of the most common issues we get is “I’m retiring, how do I give my replacement access to Cascade?”. We already have instructions that help you do that, but I notices that the link to change your password was broken. I spent some of my last shift making instructions to do that and adding them to the site and fixing the link.
I’ll spend a portion of my time for the next weeks checking the remainder of the guide for mistakes.