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100 Grades Per Minute

The professional blog of a Data and Administrator in a single-sex faith school. Contains the odd rant and bad geek joke.

  1. HP Deskjet D2600

    , 21st December 2011 at 10:58 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    This has to be the most obnoxious printer I have used lately (with the exception of our new Ricoh at work but that's a photocopier and sits top of the evil hardware food chain automatically).

    I can't think of any printer that will jam it's print jobs, make you so frustrated that you turn it off....then print what you wanted to when you turn it back on a week later. And it still refuses to print what you want to print even if you power cycle it.

    This printer isn't just failing, ...

    Updated 21st December 2011 at 11:08 AM by CAM

  2. Breaking In - Literally

    , 10th April 2011 at 02:05 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A program called Breaking In is being launched in America and it is the IT world's equivalent of CSI. the show follows a fictional IT team breaking into museums, nicking cars and doing other things that real security researchers likely don't do as part of their day to day affairs. The producers even created a Flash game for people to play around in and supposedly "hack" by guessing a password.

    Unfortunately for the show's marketing team, one user responded to the Naked Security blog post ...

    Updated 10th April 2011 at 02:30 AM by CAM

    Technical , Amusement
  3. The Answer Is 1

    , 26th May 2010 at 02:39 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Back in the days of limited memory and general user-unfriendliness, cryptic error messsages were common place and understandable only by the computing elite. As time moved on, error messages became friendlier and geared towards the user by hiding the cryptic error codes and debug information. Microsoft even announced this as a key design concept of Windows 7 compared to earlier versions.

    However, some software manufacturers have other ideas, especially with SIMS (connection error ...

    Updated 15th July 2010 at 02:03 PM by CAM

    Work , Amusement , Rants
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