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General Chat Thread, Summer plans in General; Originally Posted by plexer Find a new job. this! But also at one of my schools Ive got to upgrade ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Find a new job.
    this!

    But also at one of my schools Ive got to upgrade the IT suite to windows 7, install new IWB pcs in each class.

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    Drive up to Uig on Skye, ferry over to Lewis and camp through Lewis and Harris!!

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    Remove 120 old Windows XP PC's - Removing 4 of our IT Rooms completely
    Install up to 80 new PC's
    Do an almost complete reshuffle of our other 350 curriculum PC's
    Reimage all PC's after they've been shuffled round
    Do an ever increasing number of office moves
    Setup our new reception area
    Upgrade 5 iMac's and add to Domain
    Broadband replacement
    Implement new VLE
    Clear out IT Storeroom

    Plus other bits as we get told/think of more things that we need to do/get given budgets to allow us to do more

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    Install PaperCut, Migrate Smoothwall Server, Sort out Google Apps for Education, Chill

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    First three weeks of the summer holidays off.

    Cambridge Folk Festival, end of July. Recover/detox from that, planning a weekend just across the Channel somewhere to stock up on cheap baccy. Someone I know has half persuaded me to join a battle re-enactment society, so I might go for that. Otherwise, out for top-down drives wherever the fancy takes me. East Anglia coast is always nice.

    Work-wise.....nothing.....no money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Install PaperCut, Migrate Smoothwall Server, Sort out Google Apps for Education, Chill
    ...crash into a massive, bright yellow skip.

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    • Replace a bunch of projectors with Casios
    • Replace older switches, VLAN and sort out guest WLAN
    • Recable cabs as they have got messy over the year after lots of messing about in them
    • Work with ISP to config router and implement VPN
    • Extend suite, complete with new wiring
    • Refresh website
    • Work with Deputy to plan programming for KS1 for next year and plan training program for staff
    • Sort out low amount of free space on file server
    • Install replacement CCTV cams
    • Update to last free version of SMART
    • Look into why logon times have increased recently


    Hmmm perhaps I have planned too much :S

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    Replace 20-25 of the oldest teacher PCs around the school
    Replacing spinning disks in the rest with SSDs
    Upgrading our only remaining IT room on spinning disks to SSDs
    update HAP to v10
    Reducing our domain controllers count (We have 10, very excessive, dates back to when we had a DC per building physically)
    Shutting everything down to test and repair our generator
    Reimaging 6th form laptops
    9 new laptops for science staff + docking stations as they're one of two departments that like to use their laptops in the classroom instead of the desktop provided
    Screwing a bunch of monitors to the desks where they aren't already
    Consolidating 3 VMs down to one (Basic roles that don't need separate VMs anymore)
    Upgrade what will be the remaining two or three DCs to 2012R2
    New website from e4education being finished in the summer, so we'll no doubt have some work there

    From then on it's clearout old junk, clean monitors and projectors, organise some data and update some documentation. A relatively quiet summer this year compared to past years really.

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    Forgot to add that I need to sort out 20 iPad Mini's as well, working with Apple Configurator and Meraki

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    ...crash into a massive, bright yellow skip.
    Really! Am I ever going to live this down.... Note to self stop posting thing on the interwebs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Really! Am I ever going to live this down.... Note to self stop posting thing on the interwebs!
    Nope never, and that new badge you were asking about is being prepared: "Skip Boy"

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    Sit and watch a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    Seriously. All the money was spent on the new building that we had to kit out in the rush of May half-term, so there's no money to spend on kit to do anything big over the six weeks. There's a few PCs to move about, a bit of VLANning and network cabling, but by and large we'll probably be "stress testing the AV installations" by watching BluRay rips of ST:TNG.

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    Installation of Aerohive and actually having some holiday during the 6 weeks for the first time since 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    Really! Am I ever going to live this down.... Note to self stop posting thing on the interwebs!
    No. You're not. It's huge and fluorescent, you shouldn't have been able to hit it!

    Not much on the agenda for me, this summer. I'm only doing a week. Hoorah!

    Build, wire-in and image new machines.
    Rejig current PC suites and laptop sets.
    Inventory all the things.

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    Well you know what maybe I don't care about my life anymore. Maybe this is it. I'm sick of the constant bullying and abuse I'm getting. It hurts inside! You all need to understand that the skip jumped out at me, it was hiding behind a bush and then suddenly POW right in the kisser this was not my fault, none believes me. Why won't anyone believe that these yellow beasts are actually from out of space waiting for the right time to transform into Optimus Prime and ruin the Human Race!

    Mark my words when that day comes you will have wished you'd of all listened to me, YOU ALL JUST WAIT!

    Summer plans-theendisnear.jpg

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