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  1. Building a Recording and Sequencing lab on a budget (And why you shouldn’t buy Apple)

    by , 18th March 2014 at 11:01 AM
    Background

    Building a PC to do studio recording / sequencing is not something I’ve have to trouble myself with for a number of years. After all, at university, I had access to a number of high level facilities, and after I had left, I bit the bullet and bought a Macbook Pro - whilst not the best outright, it did most of what I needed with little or no fuss (and for close to £2,000 you would expect no less!).
    However, I was contacted by a customer this week who had been asked ...

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 01:06 PM by ICTDirect_Dave

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  2. Building a NAS Box - My DIY Hassle Free Experience

    by , 12th January 2011 at 11:36 AM
    A while back we realised that our tape backup system was not going to last forever so we decided to look into alternatives.

    A NAS box is one solution and can be put together fairly cheaply if required so I decided to see if I could build a simple unit and perform a backup using symantec backup exec. We also wanted to snapshot our Xen server for safety.

    Here is the documentation of a hassle free experience with NAS and FreeNAS:

    Server Specification ...
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  3. Do you *really* know what your school spends with ICT?

    by , 20th June 2010 at 10:25 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. ...