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  1. Cursed Tick Grids

    , 12th July 2010 at 01:29 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A while ago, I recall Angry Technician discussing how he had a chronic case of "The Ear," an ability to walk past any machine, stop and instinctively know something is wrong and require fixing.

    I had such an episode today dealing with tick grids for the end of year process in SIMS. I believe they call it curriculum assignment but after a while, hours of ticking boxes against a list causes the brain to melt slightly and simplify the entire system down to "Tick Grids." ...

    Updated 12th July 2010 at 01:33 PM by CAM

  2. The Boring Git has returned...

    by , 11th July 2010 at 12:04 PM
    ... and is no longer pursuing a career in IT. I've now been self employed for nearly a year now. Going freelance which involves writing, blogging and selling on ebay.

    I still have a passing interest in IT to keep my eye in. I enjoy reading the tales of IT support whether it be educational or business support.

    Even dabbled in the world of static security guarding for a while.
  3. KMS - Another Hoop Jumped Through.....

    by , 8th July 2010 at 10:37 PM
    Following on from a blog way back:

    I've finally got round to getting the KMS Server setup ready for when we start our Windows Deployment in a few weeks. It's a bit odd that you can setup a KMS on a Windows 2003 Server and a Windows 2008R2 server but not a Windows 2008 Server! Not if you want to activate Windows 7 Clients!!! My domain consists of a number of 2008 Servers and a 2003 SP2 Domain ...
  4. Installing Dell Open Manager on HyperV 2008

    by , 7th July 2010 at 11:28 PM
    For anyone who uses Dell Hardware and wishes to install the Open Manager Software, This may come in useful

  5. Wait I Recognise Those Biscuits...

    , 7th July 2010 at 01:15 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Nothing makes your mouth water quite like two large boxes of biscuits appearing on your desk. We are talking nearly 100 per box of various delicacies from jammy dodgers to shortbread. Tasty!

    But wait, these biscuits, I recognise that box. We had those for supervised study...a couple of...years...back...

    Librarian: "Oh those are for the bin. I found them in the store cupboard and they went off September 2008."

    Surprisingly, they still look like ...
  6. Newspapers; From Bad to Worse

    , 3rd July 2010 at 11:18 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    This blog post breaks from the site's tech theme. I know, it's a tech site and this is probably a tech-based blog system but it's also my only blog at the moment. It gets a little political, think of it as a personal post.

    As some are aware, I've been taking an interest in the surroundings of the Hackney fox attacks and particularly the diabolical news coverage of it. One particular paper has been it's usual shameful self and I find it pretty sad I have to see it's front page when ...

    Updated 15th July 2010 at 01:02 PM by CAM

  7. EduGeek in Denver - Day 3

    by , 2nd July 2010 at 02:17 AM
    Here are some pics of the last day of the ISTE show. Enjoy.
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  8. It's Not a Typewriter (Office 2007/2010)

    by , 29th June 2010 at 07:06 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
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ID:	7599The two latest versions of Office handle paragraph breaks differently to Office 2003 and this seems to cause negative reactions from some users. Lately I have been exposed to a group of people who were new to the Office 2007/2010 way of spacing text and have discovered that they dislike the default settings.

    I think that the issue is not so much based on usability but more based on inertia with regards to previously learnt behaviour. The standard behaviour ...
  9. EduGeek in Denver - Day 2 (part 2)

    by , 28th June 2010 at 06:02 AM
    Well, the sand is up, but we had to put it up ourselves but thaks to the work of Chris, SmoothWalls head US sales guy, he had the framework assembled already. Anyway, it's 11pm, I'm posting some more pics then off to bed. Enjoy
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  10. EduGeek in Denver - Day 2 (part 1)

    by , 27th June 2010 at 06:18 PM
    Well, we went to bed nice and early, had a good nights sleep, have started to acclimatise and swore at the TV watching the England - Gemany match. Anyway, here are a random collection of pics we've taken so far. We shall post more later once we've set up the stand:
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