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  1. Live from Learning Gateway Conference - Session 1

    by , 15th July 2009 at 11:13 AM
    Best Practice for Sharepoint Configuration

    Steve Smith (MVP):
    Owner Combined Knowledge
    Twitter stevesmithck
    UK Sharepoint User Group

    Link/Upload of slide deck to follow...

    Sharepoint Terminolgy
    Dont we just put the CD in the server
    Its not just about Sharepoint
    SQL Config Demo
    Best Practice Summary

    Updated 15th July 2009 at 03:38 PM by TheScarfedOne

  2. Live from Learning Gateway Conference.... Microsoft Keynote

    by , 15th July 2009 at 09:55 AM
    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 ...
  3. Brisbane Roar Vs Celtic

    by , 7th July 2009 at 02:35 PM
    Heading off to Brisbane in the morning to see the Mighty Brisbane Roar take on the little known Glasgow Celtic..

    Should be good fun.
  4. I axe you

    by , 30th June 2009 at 04:53 PM
    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 04:55 PM by jinnantonnix

  5. New blog post

    by , 10th June 2009 at 12:21 AM (Grumbledook's stuff!)

    Must chat with ZH about wordpress integration!
  6. Desertion

    by , 5th June 2009 at 07:02 PM
    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...

    if anybody is truely interested in my prose - don't blame you, I'm not
  7. Interface design

    by , 30th May 2009 at 12:21 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    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 ...
  8. NetBSD

    by , 23rd May 2009 at 03:16 PM
    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 04:13 PM by tmcd35

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  9. Jobs for Summer Half Term

    by , 22nd May 2009 at 05:33 PM
    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 ...
  10. Forums on Sharepoint

    by , 22nd May 2009 at 05:18 PM
    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 07:36 PM by TheScarfedOne

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