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  1. EduGeek V4.0 two weeks in

    by , 15th April 2010 at 01:09 PM
    Well, Shaun worked his magic for sure From the day we went live with v4.0 we've seen an almost 100% jump is visitor numbers with (on Tuesday) a record of 29,883 unique visitors coming to the site. Usually we get about 17,000 unique visitors per day, and we've been though the analytics, botth Google and Woopra and it's not an error, we really are getting that big. We are also creeping up the net rankings and we are currently (according to Alexa.com) ranked at 32,153 on the net. This puts us in ...
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  2. Ask not what your support provider can do for you ...

    by , 14th April 2010 at 04:39 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    New blog post over at Grumbledook Blogs
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  3. Exchange 2007 Services

    by , 29th March 2010 at 12:46 PM
    Well, I've just been a pit of a Tail Spin over an interesting problem.

    We had a scheduled power outage this weekend due to electrical work on site. So on Saturday morning I was in to shut down all the servers and then back again in the afternoon to start them all up again. Thankfully, no hard drive failures this time and all seemed well.

    Came in this morning to an interesting problem; some people couldn't access their e-mail as Outlook 2007 was complaining that it ...
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  4. Blog moved

    by , 27th March 2010 at 02:15 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    I have moved my blog to http://localzuk.com, to allow me to host various bits of software and the like easily.
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  5. Hoping for a better week....

    by , 7th March 2010 at 05:44 PM
    It's Sunday afternoon, and already I'm thinking about work already (I'll try not to write that as 'worrying about work').

    Last week was a difficult week, the only good thing that came out of it was a most excellent training session at Karate because of all the stress that had built up. I appologise now to all those that I punched and kicked during that class!

    Anyway, the reason for the stress......

    1. A certain member of the Teaching staff once again ...
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  6. Alpine Computing

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    CAM
    , 1st March 2010 at 02:35 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    One of my jobs each week is to assemble the school's display that is shown above reception. This typically involves a slideshow of images, which this week was provided by staff who were on a ski trip.

    While looking at one image something stood out. That familiar stall where something isn't right or unusual on the screen and prevents me from moving on until I twig what it is. Students, check. Restaurant, OK that's normal so check. Appears to be at the top of the slopes, nice view in ...
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  7. Second Year Visa

    by , 21st February 2010 at 11:40 AM
    Just been granted another year extension on my visa. Nice One!!
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  8. Windows 7 Journey - Deploying Printers

    by , 20th February 2010 at 05:53 PM
    We deployed to the Staff Room Windows 7 the other day; my technician (Fatmas) has been playing with MSDT and been syspreping and capturing our base image nicely.

    Something was bothering me though, logon times seemed very long. And it wasn't down to the known issue with Wallpaper as the hotfix was part of our image. As soon as the GPO that installed the Printer was enabled, logon times where well over 30 seconds. Without the GPO enabled, logon time was about or less than 10 secs. ...
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  9. Our Windows 7 Journey

    by , 12th February 2010 at 11:43 AM
    Some fellow Edugeekers may have notice my presence on the Windows 7 forums recently; we're seriously looking into Win7 for September 2010.

    This has been accelerated by issues we've had with the CSE Workspace system during an actual exam. Members of SMT and the ICT Teaching faculty have made noises that it was time to look for an alternative.

    We've got Windows 2003 domain, but we introduced a Windows 2008 Domain Controller (on our XenServer) last Summer so with RSAT ...
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  10. In Soviet Library...

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    CAM
    , 4th February 2010 at 02:22 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    ...you stick pins in marshmellow caterpillars. Wait I don't think I got the little Internet meme correct there.

    Some may recall my previous blog entry of why the education secotor is so enjoyable. The discovery of this little chap when cleaning up after the afterschool crowd further reinforces this. How random but cute!

    Updated 4th February 2010 at 02:25 PM by CAM (Sorry the picture was a bit too big for the Blog timeline!)

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