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  1. windows 7 printer driver on windows server 2003

    by , 25th June 2012 at 10:32 PM
    How do you get a windows 7 printer driver setup on windows server 2003?
  2. Striking.

    by , 25th June 2012 at 06:56 PM
    The question is thus.

    You may not hold a person against their will. You may certainly not hold a person against their will to make demands of another.
    Therefore why on earth is it legal to hold the general public hostage to "make a point" to your employer?

    And stop that comment you've already started typing.
    I am simply trying to understand one simple thing about striking unions, and yes this is regarding HMRC today. I'm no politician so excuse ...
  3. What a few weeks!

    by , 8th June 2012 at 10:51 PM
    It's been a mixed bag, in the last month or so. Started off with a week off - fantastic BT managed to completely murder a phone line install which should have taken 10 minutes. ISP (Sky) were quite good to be honest, considering they were the man in the middle between me and Openreach they handled it quite well. I hope they kick BT's backside because Openreach really is laughable.
    So, back to school and the proper good gubbins has arrived for the first of two new servers - shiney new Intel ...
  4. Project: [insert witty name here] - slight update.

    by , 4th June 2012 at 08:41 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    So, I've planned the game, decided on how it's going to flow and sketched out screens/characters and now I'm on the making "proper" art for it.

    So far, I've made 1 screen... and it's taken me about 3 days.

    This is that screen.

    Well... I say it's the screen... it's about 60% of the screen. There's some more stuff to go into it. But that stuff is being done a different way...[/mysterious]

    "What is this mysterious room?" ...

    Updated 4th June 2012 at 08:48 PM by X-13

  5. New job in educational IT support

    by , 2nd June 2012 at 02:34 AM
    Today I had my interview and practical test with a midlands LEA IT support... Great to say I got the job! More details in the future still need to work my notice
  6. What's that? New Project?

    by , 30th May 2012 at 12:26 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    Well... new possible project.

    If I can sort out where to start...

    I suddenly got the urge to make a game. Most probably sprite based.

    All written in C++, everything hand made.

    I may even get some of our staff involved.

    The thing is... I have no idea of what to make. [/FirstWorldGameDevProblems]

    Maybe something like Mario... Maybe a first-person exporing game...

  7. Assessment for Learning (AfL)

    by , 25th May 2012 at 03:06 PM
    To what extent has the implementation of Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies had any significant impact on a group of learners and what are the issues, (if any), surrounding the effective implementation of AFL?
    What would improve the efficacy of AfL?
    Where would one find anonymised exemplar samples of AfL in practice? (both "good" practise and what might be considered "an area for development")
  8. Disable Office 2010 Grammar & Spell Checker

    by , 17th May 2012 at 04:41 PM (Welcome to my blogs)
    Not sure where to start really but Iím just so glad that itís over and hopefully other people can benefit from this. The fix will work on a Windows XP and Windows 7.
    In order to disable office 2010 Iíve applied these settingsPolicy.docx in group policy. It might be best to create an OU separate from the rest of the AD structure and have a block inheritance on it so you can test.
    once you have applied all of the settings, you will notice that the review ribbon bar is disabled ...

    Updated 24th May 2012 at 06:31 PM by kevin_lane

  9. That time of year

    by , 17th May 2012 at 01:27 PM
    Its not long until half term and the year 11s are soon to fly the nest. You can sense this in the air almost, no need to check a calendar or even be aware of the date tensions are running high printers are set to turbo boost mode shooting out reams of paper by the second as final year students put together a years worth or work in a few days.

    Classrooms are no longer empty after normal school hours and none more so then the IT suites, requests for unblocking youtube and minecraft ...
  10. Office 2010 , Windows 7 and OWA

    by , 15th May 2012 at 05:39 PM (Welcome to my blogs)
    Hello and welcome to another one of my blogs.

    Now after spending hours looking at group policy and scowling the internet for a solution I finally cracked it. The problem is when you try and view an attached from excel and power point presentation, the excel file would say "this is corrupt" and when trying to view a power point it wasnít able to open it and wanted you to try and repair it.

    The settings that needed to be apply on the GPO, which is applied