Wisconsin suspends coronavirus totals during computer work

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has suspended the reporting of new COVID-19 totals until early next week while its computer system undergoes an upgrade.

The Journal Sentinel reports the department announced Friday that it is upgrading its Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System in an effort to improve its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The system is used to collect and monitor data on testing, contact tracing and other metrics.

The reporting outage is expected to last until Tuesday, one day after the system goes live with the new updates.

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KUKA Advanced Programming Class in Appleton, Wisconsin

I spent the week of March 8th through March 12th in Appleton, Wisconsin attending a KUKA Robot Advanced Programming class. This class was held at Fox Valley Technical College. The daily classes consisted of a 1 to 2 hour lecture period followed by a 1 to 2 hour programming problem. The programming was carried out on a KUKA KR 16 robot. We started each morning at 8am and finished at 5pm. The weather could have been worse; it was overcast and rainy everyday with very dense fog every morning.

We started off Monday morning with a review from the basic programming class. It has been a couple of years since I attended the basic programming class so I really enjoyed the review. We covered safety issues like you should never enter into the robot work cell unless the robot controller is in the T1 teach mode. The robot work cell … Read More