last night we were sitting around talking about “stuff” and he asked if it would be possible to write a script that would help a prof pick groups of students – one of his was setting groups by picking names out of a hat…. I said, sure, of course – with the (apparently vainglorious) boast that I thought I could kick it out in an hour.
okay, so it took a little longer than that – figuring out how to deal with the remainder (list them as “extra people”? pull them into existing groups?) was more challenging than I’d anticipated. but I finally wrote eGrouper, which is about the dumbest name I’ve ever heard, but it was all I could think of.
so then I tried uploading it to his school server space. stupid server error. grumble grumble. at least it works here!