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  1. Project: [insert witty name here] - slight update.

    by , 4th June 2012 at 07:41 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 07:48 PM by X-13

  2. New job in educational IT support

    by , 2nd June 2012 at 01:34 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
  3. What's that? New Project?

    by , 30th May 2012 at 11:26 AM (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...

  4. Assessment for Learning (AfL)

    by , 25th May 2012 at 02:06 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")
  5. Disable Office 2010 Grammar & Spell Checker

    by , 17th May 2012 at 03:41 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 05:31 PM by kevin_lane

  6. That time of year

    by , 17th May 2012 at 12:27 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 ...
  7. Office 2010 , Windows 7 and OWA

    by , 15th May 2012 at 04:39 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
  8. ICT Curriculum (Raspberry Pi) / Infrastructure - Another way?

    by , 14th May 2012 at 10:04 AM
    I work for a Midlands based technology company that has been delivering Open Source solutions for over a decade. They are a well established company with a valued ethos and I have been with them for around 10 years!

    Recently, it became obvious that there was a large percentage of Schools who did not know we existed (marketing was never something we needed to do!), with this in mind we decided it was about time we let these people know we were on their doorstep and that there was 'another ...
  9. Script to Record Computer Usage

    by , 9th May 2012 at 09:19 AM

    Just thought these scripts would be handy. It will dump logon details to a text file.

    You will need to create a share with a folder called Computers & one called users. Your users will need permissions to write to the folder.

    These are the 2 script. You will need to make one a log on script and one a log off. You will need to modify the location of your share. They are both .bat format

    Logon Script

    rem The following
  10. A Data Protection Interlude - Apple

    by , 8th May 2012 at 12:05 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    Originally posted on Grumbledook Thinks

    And so I take a quick interlude from my look at the recent Apple Workshops to think about a few queries some schools have raised in the last few weeks about Apple and Data Protection.

    When it comes to their OS X devices (desktops and laptops) Apple have had some built in encryption for some time. FileVault was introduced in Mac OS X 10.3 and used to just encrypt user files. Not a perfect solution but the introduction of FileVault ...

    Updated 8th May 2012 at 01:41 PM by GrumbleDook