It is spring break. We have Wednesday through Monday off. It being spring in Montana it is snowing and raining out right now. Let’s see, what did I do Wednesday? Oh yes, spent 5 hours at school trying to upgrade Powerschool, our grading software. I did not succeed. Where am I now (it is Thursday)? Still try to upgrade Powerschool. Right at the moment, while I type this, I am on hold for a Powerschool tech. Been on hold for about an hour. I have been here 4 hours trying to figure out what is wrong.
I love Powerschool. It guarantees job security for me. I could probably burn a cross on the school lawn and the comment would be “Leave him alone, he is the only one willing to work on the Powerschool!” Just kidding, I would not want to damage the lawn. I think PS has reached a level of complexity that it is almost guaranteed something is going to be screwed up with it most of the time. I am try to upgrade from version 7 to version 8. Version 7 will no longer be supported starting July. I asked a PS tech the other day what the difference was. “Not much.” Then why the big upgrade? Long pause. Hopefully he was just a tech who was not in the know.
I have Friday and Monday to get PS up and running. Luckily it is going on a new server so I did not have to hose the old PS7. If all else fails and I cannot get PS8 running I just have to fire up the old version. The only thing lost will be my time. If it was sunny out I would be pissed. No, wait, the snow has quit and it is now sunny. It is 4:00 and I have not had lunch. I am out of here.