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  1. Facebook: Sure You Are Secure?

    , 18th March 2011 at 01:02 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Facebook profiles have become a bit of a commodity these days for crooks looking to cash in on unsuspecting members of the public. From spam messages to social engineering scams, the holy grail for any attacker is open access to a person's profile. From here, they can capture details about a person's private life along with their family, friends, business contacts and everything they require to pull the perfect scam.

    On the same note I paid a visit to the Apple Store in London today ...

    Updated 18th March 2011 at 01:06 AM by CAM

  2. Moving away from LEA supplied Broadband

    , 16th March 2011 at 02:47 PM
    So we are now an academy and I've been looking at the future of the LEA supplied broadband service that we have been using for the last five years. The only advantage I can think of keeping it is that everything is bundled and to be fair it does work. But with the advances in video and multimedia on the internet such as iPlayer and YouTube we are consistently reaching our capacity so its time to look at our options.


    Updated 16th March 2011 at 02:49 PM by zag

  3. That Dreaded Feeling

    , 16th March 2011 at 02:18 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    It happens to everyone sooner or later. You get to work with the nagging feeling that you are missing something. Something important, all the way until you pull in to the car park at work.

    And realise you have forgotten your wallet.

    I have a supply of coffee at my desk, no problem. But lunch may be a problem unless...

    15 minutes later after heading off on my break, I have a pound coin in my hand scavenged from my car ashtray. Will it be enough? Where ...
    Tags: doh, lucky, pound, sush
    Work , Amusement
  4. Youtube in Schools - Useful teaching tool or pain in the backside?

    by , 16th March 2011 at 12:20 PM
    Youtube is the most widely used search engine after Google and few schools ban the use of Google yet many either ban or heavily restrict access to You tube.

    Stopping students from accessing music, videos and other content is important but, at the same time, a lot of the content found on YouTube can be very useful for teachers both in the classroom and when setting home work.

    Is teachertube the answer or should schools have their own solution?

    What is ...
  5. Off to the 'Real World'

    by , 16th March 2011 at 10:22 AM
    Well I've landed my self a new job out in the private sector starting on Monday. If working in schools has tought me anything it's that things are almost not what they appear to be, and that stupidity if often the cause of many issues. I'm hoping that this new post will be slightly less of the stupid and allow me to get down to some productive rather than fire fighting work.

    I've been hanging around here since my first mentor introduced edugeek to me way back in 2007 (ok not that ...
  6. Operating Systems

    by , 14th March 2011 at 03:37 PM
    Hi today I've decided to post about Operating systems today as it does kind of follow on from my last post. Once you have your PC built, you will need an operating system the most popular is Microsoft Windows. There are multiple versions listed below,

    These are the earliest versions of the Operating System.

    Windows 1.0 - Released 1985. Known as MS-DOS Executive, it also came with Calculator, Calendar, Cardfile, Clipboard viewer, Clock, Control Panel, Notepad, Paint, ...
  7. Windows 7 SP1 Fails to Install (and causes a Blue Screen system halt)

    by , 10th March 2011 at 09:42 PM
    Microsoft Recently released a Service Pack for Windows 7 and it has worked fine until it has been made available via WSUS/Windows Updates for Automatic Install. It has been known to cause a few problems where the system has halted upon startup with a Fatal Error as shown below:

    Fatal Error C0000034 applying update operation (Update 282 of 103814)

    Many people have turned to re-building the system but there is a fix to getting the system back up and running and it is ...
    Tags: windows 7
  8. The quality of this netbook really does speak for itself.

    by , 9th March 2011 at 04:08 AM
    Asus Eee PC 1201N (BLACK)

    What can one say, the ASUS EEE PC 1201N is usually a fantastic little net book also it looks great too. I received mine in the post today. It feels really good made and (sorry to get girly here) it's seriously cute!
    The screen resolution is brill. Initial create was fast and launching my software via USB appeared to be quick too. I ran a burn in tool as well as other ...
  9. Getting a list of tables in an Access database (C#)

    by , 4th March 2011 at 12:13 PM
    Posting this code so that I can remember it/ and in case anyone else finds it useful.

    First open the database
    string constr = @"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data source=database.mdb";
    OleDbConnection con = new OleDbConnection(constr);
    con.GetSchema() will return a list of collections in the database.

    CollectionName        NumberOfRestrictions NumberOfIdentifierParts
    --------------------- --------------------
  10. Internet Explorer 9 and You (Tube)

    , 2nd March 2011 at 11:31 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    I am currently testing out Internet Explorer 9 64-bit on a copy of Windows 7 Home. Very smart looking, I like the Facebook web slice and the browser seems fast. Visiting YouTube however was less then enthralling as it starts demanding me to install Flash.

    But wait, doesn't IE9 support HTML5 meaning Flash isn't required for YouTube? Correct, but it takes an extra step to get it to work courtesy of YouTube putting obstacles in the way.

    To enable the YouTube HTML5 player ...