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    Re: Time is running out....

    when we started the summer it seems like we would have loads of time to sort everything out, but what we needed to do in one week, has took us 3 weeks.

    Got an email from a member of staff this morning asking if he can have his laptop back. We had told the staff that they can keep there laptops till next week and then we need them in for certain.
    So for the full summer he left it here and now wants it. With there being no software yet sorted, he has no chance, it will be funny seeing his face tomorrow when i tell him.

    Luckily i havnt had many staff in, i am off next week and i definately wont miss this place.

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Things still not looking good here - way behind on what should have been a quiet summer - till some bright spark in SLT decided (in the last couple of weeks of term) that they wanted a new ICT suite, and then we find out that there are several moves on the go

    All still sounded ok till my supplier got taken over and the new owners froze all their orders - so now we haven't got any of the kit or software needed finish the task by september

    Supplier is now starting to send out the back orders but not arrived yet - one of those was for the network install for the new ICT Suite - not sure when thats happening now

    this school couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery - i tell ya!

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Absolutely 0% chance of everything being finished

    Stuff beyond my control like building work not yet completed I dont really care about since its not as if we could have done anything

    But Ive still got all new user accounts to do, about 150 laptops to go round and change the wireless certificates on and 50 PC's still havent arrived

    And Im only in 4 more days before the start of term

    Lucky Im a chilled out person really

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry
    ...of putting the mouse on the keyboard to break monitors ...
    I had forgotten about that one. Of course it is always 'an accident' according to our staff. :banghead:

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    Re: Time is running out....

    I don't know if things are done in my schools

    They have been doing the plumbing and drains

    The pipes run through my switch cupboard

    Do we think all is well?

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    Re: Time is running out....

    I predict a Plumbing accident, so you now have soggy switches and mangeled cabling

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    I predict a Plumbing accident, so you now have soggy switches and mangeled cabling
    Nah thats the good scenario. More than likey they have chopped through a whole bunch of cables because they were in the way

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Done a server room move, just about done, that was until we turned on our curriculum fileserver on friday after 4 weeks on the floor and it refused to POST...

    Should just about manage the 'must dos' rather than the 'would like to do'.

    Kyle

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP
    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry
    ...pcs to put in to these lovely teacher desks with flip lids...
    If these desks are like the ones we had I would watch them really closely. I know you said that they are teacher’s desks, but unless they are in a teacher only area [Staffroom etc] the students may like to pull pranks like closing the lids on the keyboards deliberately to break the desk mechanism, or closed the lid on the mouse/keyboard cable in an attempt to sever the said cable…

    I could go on, but I don’t want to give ideas to students reading these posts: Ideas that may not have occurred to them already.
    This is exactly why we rejected the RM Intellidesks.....

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Well I'm off until the 31st. I was going to sit at home and write some documentatiion up but the doc has told me in no uncertain terms to do that or any other work stuff or he is going to sign me off for at least 2 months come sept.

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    Re: Time is running out....

    Quote Originally Posted by richard
    Well I'm off until the 31st. I was going to sit at home and write some documentatiion up but the doc has told me in no uncertain terms to do that or any other work stuff or he is going to sign me off for at least 2 months come sept.
    Cool... Not really needed at work are we ?

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    Re: Time is running out....

    How is everyone doing with so little time before students and staff are back in?
    We have been working 11-12 hour days recently trying to get as much as we can possibly get done. Very few things are actually complete and will be complete by Wednesday next week when the students arrive back.
    Good job i've only had 1 days holiday this holiday (all year actually) otherwise half of what we have already done wouldnt have even been started!

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    Re: Time is running out....

    We've made sure that things are all available.
    New rooms have images, old rooms have been re-imaged.

    Laptops, for new staff, are ready, laptops for replacing existing staff, aren't.

    I have imported no users into the email / web / support databases, but they are all on the logon domains.

    The network is running on nice new HP gigabit switches, there are nice shiny new fibre converters. I have done none of the configuration on these new devices, so no QOS / routing / filtering.


    There's still builders in "finishing off", so I haven't managed to get my network cablers in, so they're still working, and may still be in next week.

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    Re: Time is running out....

    I've been on me hols in India for nearly three weeks and spent the rest coding up me own website.

    Upgrades, re-imaging, eek - isn't that what the October half term is for?

    8O

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    Re: Time is running out....

    You all sound like you've had a really busy summer.

    I would have been busy also, but the Head wouldn't authorise any overtime, so I've had 5 weeks off. Still, I'm sure when we get back everything will be fine, after all, what could possibly go wrong?

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