Amusing and silly stories
Recently, I was asked by the Headteacher to look into using a centralised system for the internal school display. I settled on Xibo, a system I could set up for little or no cost to the school. Unfortunately I lacked a machine to test it on.
The end result is a working Xibo install running on a Ubuntu-based Apache webserver. This proof-of-concept test server is installed on my...memory stick?
No fast hard disk, no large space to store files, just an 8Gb memory stick
Sometimes I look at why I work for lower money then my corporate counterparts in IT. Then I realise in corporate IT, you don't get strange and random situations every day due to the unpredictability of the students at the school.
As an example, I currently have some of the older kids singing a joint rendition of the song below in one of the corridors outside my office. You won't see that in corporate IT.
Updated 4th December 2009 at 01:38 PM by CAM
And in celebration of this an order was given from the top to not use any heating in the school for some reason. Everyone was freezing cold but we dilgently followed the order as obeyed. No heating on in our department!
We used the air-con instead. Bliss!
Updated 5th November 2009 at 12:03 PM by CAM
There is no better way to end a day at work then spending a bit of afterwork (unpaid) time getting a printer to demand more cheese to print. PJLTalk is your cheesy friend for this.
Note that this doesn't affect the printer's operation or stop it printing.
Updated 5th November 2009 at 12:05 PM by CAM