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  1. Office 2010 Road Warrior Event at Papakura Normal School (Part 2 of 2)

    by , 26th June 2010 at 06:51 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    <-Link to Part 1

    Excel is the flagship product for the 64 bit line of Office applications, as Excel itself now has no row limit on documents it is only limited by the memory available on your computer. Excel is in fact the only program that Microsoft recommends from their 64 bit offering for users working with large worksheets of millions of rows (note: this was not from the presentation but a recommendation taken from several different Microsoft presentations). ...
  2. Office 2010 Road Warrior Event at Papakura Normal School (Part 1 of 2)

    by , 26th June 2010 at 06:50 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    The Road Warrior event at Papakura Normal was well attended attracting at least twenty participants from five separate schools to hear about the new features and improvements available in Office 2010. Part one of this blog entry contains the writeup on general features, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher. The second part contains information on Excel, Office extentions like Ribbon Hero and PowerPivot along with a small amount on SharePoint, Live@Edu and Expression Encoder.

    I arrived ...
  3. lzPingLaunch v1.2

    by , 26th June 2010 at 01:17 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    Version 1.2 is now available. It now includes SSH, SFTP, Telnet, 'Run' and customisable choice of VNC Viewer.

    Available for download from here.
  4. It's For Either Taking Videos or Building Houses

    , 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 ...
    Work , Amusement
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  5. lzPingLaunch - Windows Keyboard Ping Launcher New Version

    by , 25th June 2010 at 03:45 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    I've now adapted the program to include the following tools:

    • Ping
    • NSLookup
    • Trace Route
    • VNC
    • RDP

    The application now also checks for updates. To go straight to the updated files, simply double click on the new version available shown in the tool window.

    Available here
  6. EduGeek in Denver - Day 1 (part 1)

    by , 25th June 2010 at 12:11 PM
    Well, here we are, in the BA club world departure lounge at Heathrow after being bumped up a class We now get huge seats that turn into beds, a massage (should we want one) and a whole raft of free food, drink and facilities at no cost at all. All pretty sweet. This, in my humble opinion is karma offsetting the Sofitel we stayed in last night, where a burger and chips was £15 (the cheapest thing on the menu), beer £6 a pint and no other way of getting elsewhere to eat or drink unless you wanted ...
  7. lzPingLaunch - Windows Keyboard Ping Launcher

    by , 24th June 2010 at 12:47 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    I’ve finally got round to rustling up a little utility to allow me to ping a computer without having to open a command prompt. Instead, all a user of lzPingLaunch has to do is press Alt+Period/Full stop, enter the address in the box and press enter.

    I intend to grow this app to have a bit more functionality in the future but whilst keeping to a rule of ‘never more than a couple of key presses away’ for ...
  8. Experiencing Slow Thoughput anywhere?

    by , 23rd June 2010 at 08:28 PM
    Ok, before you ask - I did not go AWOL! LOL - I'm still about, just taking a short break.... check, done.

    Right... next odd thing - Im writing about something non-sharepoint! OK, no lynching me James...

    Ever experienced a random complete slowdown? Well, it happens from time to time, and sometimes Im even lucky enough to nail it to a particular part of the network or group of machines. Either that or someone is doing some serious downloading - usually one of my techs ...
    Tags: random
  9. Do you *really* know what your school spends with ICT?

    by , 20th June 2010 at 09:25 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    A short post today, partly in preparation for a longer review of the courses from the FITS Foundation, but mainly in response to Ray Fleming’s latest blog post.

    One of the areas we covered on the FITS : Advanced course (also known as the FITS : Manager course) was about financial management … but, as with all of the areas covered, it was not dealt in isolation. For all of us on the course it was a good chance to look at all financial aspects which impact on IT / ICT in schools. ...
  10. Windows Numbers

    , 20th June 2010 at 07:52 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A few things I didn't realise about the Windows key in Windows 7:

    - The Windows key plus any number "clicks" on the corresponding icon pinned to the start menu, reading from left to right.
    - Use Windows key and space to hide all windows until you release the Windows key.
    - Windows key and = will zoom in with Magnifier by 100% per press of the key.
    - Windows key and Home did err, something. One moment it switched windows, the next minimised and restored ...