Gonna try and keep a blog running from the LGC in Birminham.... yeah I know thats a long way from my normal neck of the woods! Sat with Russ and James...
Welcomes from Richard, Alex and then Steve from MSFT. ... Microsoft UK Education Vision ...
(Slides to be linked to/attached later...)
:: Main UK focus: Products/Services, Programs and Research
:: Student Centric view with partners...
:: Conflict between Institution
Heading off to Brisbane in the morning to see the Mighty Brisbane Roar take on the little known Glasgow Celtic..
Should be good fun.
Playing guitar tonight with some friends in an Open Mic night. Don't really know the songs that well, really hoping I can wing it.
Big PA system, fully mic'ed up. No room for error. This could go badly wrong.
Updated 30th June 2009 at 05:55 PM by jinnantonnix
Must chat with ZH about wordpress integration!
I haven't posted here for a while and there's a good (or bad depending how you look at it) reason.
I've deserted. I'm expecting Dos_Box to put a bounty out on me and have me shot at dawn
The blog as been moved and is now in full rant over at... http://tmcd35.wordpress.com/
if anybody is truely interested in my prose - don't blame you, I'm not
One of the things that bugs me in education ICT is the massive amount of poorly designed GUIs floating around.
We've all seen them, pieces of software which are so poorly laid out, or confusing to configure that you want to pull your hair out.
I'll give an example - TextEase 2000. The interface for dragging and dropping things on to a page is fine. But what about if you want to print, and do something other than the default. The GUI to do that is near impossible to
I've been playing around with this for a while. I must say as an OS - I like it! It feels somewhat uncomplicated compared to other *nix's.
Today I'm going for a fresh install of NetBSD 5 and see what I can get out of it. Wish me luck! The Platform
Nice and simple - VMWare Fusion 2.x (whatever the latest is). 1 Core (from a 2.16Ghz Core Duo) and 768mb Ram. Hard Drive is 15Gb pre allocated.
A word on the hard drive. I've noticed with previous
Updated 25th May 2009 at 05:13 PM by tmcd35
The next installment of my "Jobs for the Holidays" series... 1. Install WSS3 and MOSS2007 SP2:
This could be fun! Let hope it dont break any of my highly customised environment! 2. Install Server 2008 SP2:
Some fun and games of Server restarting! Its about time we got some updates done... 3. Rebuild 2 ICT Suites (60 PCs):
When we did the Print Server update (see earlier blogs) - the HP drivers screwed up a few machines
OK - so Sharepoint has Forums (well, discussion boards as they call them) built in. However, not really as full featured as I would like - or as you would see elsewhere on the Internet.
So... came across this a while back from Codeplex. Problem... not strictly WSS3/MOSS 2007 compatible. Fair dooooos - thought would leave it alone a bit.
Most other things on our system are sorted now, so I went back to it. This is what it looks like (attached), and also a link to it...
Updated 23rd May 2009 at 08:36 PM by TheScarfedOne
A few small jobs to report on, this time nothing Mutliseat related ( ). Office XP SP3
I'm not going to detail the process here since only out of date institutions like ours are still using this and if you really need the instructions are all over the net (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832671). But, boy what a palaver! I thought I'd have to attach a update or to to the MSI deployment in GPO. Instead I had to unpack the update and tap in a pretty long command
Updated 22nd May 2009 at 06:22 PM by tmcd35