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  1. CMD - What Is Wrong?

    by
    CAM
    , 7th February 2011 at 08:03 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A little game for you. Exceptionally geeky folks may get this immediately (or even know already what this post will be about). What is wrong with this picture?

    How much do you earn and in what post?-cmd_dir_example.png

    I'll let you look at that for a minute. See anything?

    OK? Done.


    Note the command itself:
    Code:
    dir "windows/logs"
    I had no idea until today that, if you include the full path in double quotes, Windows will happily accept ...
  2. Bored Kids II

    by
    CAM
    , 19th January 2011 at 01:46 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Some may remember my previous post about what bored kids do with their time afterschool. Recently, the cousin to the confectionary based caterpillar turned up. I present to you, the Tiny Paper Snail.

    A few suggestions on how to proceed.-happysnail.jpg

    Only school kids can take something so simple and make you go awww.
  3. Sandwiches

    by
    CAM
    , 15th July 2010 at 01:11 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    To my local newsagent, please correctly label your sandwiches. When I buy a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich I expect tuna and sweetcorn as a filling, not for half the tuna to be replaced with shredded cabbage. If the sandwich was labelled "Tuna and Cabbage with Occasional Flecks of Sweetcorn" I would have left it on the shelf.

    And thus, a rants category is born on the blog.
  4. Wait I Recognise Those Biscuits...

    by
    CAM
    , 7th July 2010 at 01:15 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Nothing makes your mouth water quite like two large boxes of biscuits appearing on your desk. We are talking nearly 100 per box of various delicacies from jammy dodgers to shortbread. Tasty!

    But wait, these biscuits, I recognise that box. We had those for supervised study...a couple of...years...back...

    Librarian: "Oh those are for the bin. I found them in the store cupboard and they went off September 2008."

    Surprisingly, they still look like ...
  5. It's For Either Taking Videos or Building Houses

    by
    CAM
    , 26th June 2010 at 12:56 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Sometimes strange kit get's pulled up from the depths of the school and sent off to the school's technical team as "potentially useful." It's a common occurance and every technician with a blog has probably posted recollections of their old kit found in the dark corner of a classroom or server room.

    Today is no exception when I was handed some old kit that the PE Department had cleared out of their gym. Amongst them was a still camera with a likely usable lens and couple ...
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  6. The Answer Is 1

    by
    CAM
    , 26th May 2010 at 01:39 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 01:03 PM by CAM

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  7. It's a Tornado of Sticky

    by
    CAM
    , 17th May 2010 at 01:17 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Year 13 chose today as their "muck-up day" as the pupils call it. Hence the current sights of Post-It notes declaring how we are going to miss them (amongst other messages) scattered accross the whole school. I'm not kidding either, every wall in every corridor and room accessible to the pupils are scattered with Post-It notes. It's like a tornado of sticky bits of paper whisked through the school over Period 1 and as fast as they come down, the walls are covered again.

    ...
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  8. An Accurate Job Description

    by
    CAM
    , 5th May 2010 at 01:44 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    When I went to attempt registration of Visual Studio Express 2010, Microsoft had the forethought to ensure everyone was included in the list of roles in the company. Even "that guy in every company who knows computer-based stuff and does it when he probably shouldn't be" is included.
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  9. Alpine Computing

    by
    CAM
    , 1st March 2010 at 01:35 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    One of my jobs each week is to assemble the school's display that is shown above reception. This typically involves a slideshow of images, which this week was provided by staff who were on a ski trip.

    While looking at one image something stood out. That familiar stall where something isn't right or unusual on the screen and prevents me from moving on until I twig what it is. Students, check. Restaurant, OK that's normal so check. Appears to be at the top of the slopes, nice view in ...
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  10. In Soviet Library...

    by
    CAM
    , 4th February 2010 at 01:22 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    ...you stick pins in marshmellow caterpillars. Wait I don't think I got the little Internet meme correct there.

    Some may recall my previous blog entry of why the education secotor is so enjoyable. The discovery of this little chap when cleaning up after the afterschool crowd further reinforces this. How random but cute!

    Updated 4th February 2010 at 01:25 PM by CAM (Sorry the picture was a bit too big for the Blog timeline!)

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