General Chat Thread, So, how's your Summer going in General; Done some of the hard stuff like the dancing and Cinema room, MLS Invoice PDF output and automatic saving so ...
13th August 2008, 03:16 PM #16
Done some of the hard stuff like the dancing and Cinema room, MLS Invoice PDF output and automatic saving so the Michaelmas invoices could be generated, timetabling for the coming year, alterations to synopses of work etc, but too much left!
Got a new lab, rack and server(s) order to pick quotes on, make, receive and finally install. Two new networks to build on two other sites, Broadband upgrade for here and new orders for the remote sites. Migration of current network & domain onto the new hardware when it arrives so that the old hardware can be re-deployed to the remote sites.
New science lab has been pushed back and work prob won't start until september.
Swap machines in labs 1 and 2, deploy lab 1 machines around classrooms, deploy new machines in lab 2.
Meet with the lighting and electricians to cover the spec for the stage lighting.
Currently working on the MLS - completed the modifications needed to get the invoices out, upgraded all the userdata sections, but I've got to get the testing system upgraded and operational for 2nd week back, teacher lesson planning module done ASAP, all the new accounts setup plus sorting out the Moodle users and documenting user guides.
Biggest pain is data entry into the MLS database (mySQL queries) for things like the learning objectives -> 639 of them just for KS1-2 Science.
Still, that's a lot better than the poor chap writing the questions for the tests - that's a killer, especially after about the 5th question on each.
Need more coffee.
On the bright side, my chroma key curtain, stand and lights turned up yesterday so I can play with funky effects for VLE videos.
In september :P
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13th August 2008, 10:37 PM #17
This is not so much what we have to do, and what we have achieved so far, as what you do with contractors who say they'll turn up at 09:30am Monday, but in fact don't show their faces until midday Wednesday. Our NM works himself really hard coordinating and organizing all this, phone calls, emails, face to face. What do you do when people don't turn up when they say they will? Have you any sanctions? Do you tie them in to a contract (with penalties) which stipulates certain factors such as when they turn up etc?
13th August 2008, 10:56 PM #18
Well fingers crossed I can get into some of my IT Suites tomorrow
If I can pin down the caretaker to get the furniture back in...
Pity im on a half day (Suit fitting for wedding - super B*tch wouldn't let me out an hour early to go ) cos could have them imaged by 4pm!!
13th August 2008, 10:59 PM #19
Know that feeling, Beeswax. Our decorators said they would be finished in two or three weeks at the most. Four men on the outside and four on the inside. At most there were only ever three "Oh he didn't turn in today." or "He's got food poisoning" This on a Monday - strange how he arrived fit and well on Tuesday. They started the last week of term and still haven't finished (and they keep missing bits).
14th August 2008, 01:04 AM #20
I'd be straight on the phone to my rep, and if they failed to turn up at any point on the first day I'd cancel the order and go elsewhere. It's amazing how other companies can pull something out the bag when they know they're stealing business from another company! Did exactly that at my school when I first started, the company was taking an age just to quote for a job we needed doing, so I went elsewhere for a quote in the end, even thou the school had a long standing relationship with this company. I got an engineer visit the same day, quote was e-mailed to me the next day, and the work was booked in to be done the week after, I now use that contractor for all my cabling work as they are reliable and do a good job! Other company lost out because they were sloppy. Remember when booking contractors, you are effectively the boss, they are working for you, if you're not happy then you can put your business elsewhere.
Originally Posted by beeswax
Last edited by maniac; 14th August 2008 at 01:07 AM.
14th August 2008, 10:58 AM #21
14th August 2008, 11:41 AM #22
i've got a major problem, no power for the first 3 weeks of the holidays, which means that i've been able to do nothing. The power should be back on next week, i hope, i have 36 PC's to install and get working, and i've only got 2 weeks to do it all as i'm moving house in the last week of the holidays.
Not to mention the laptop trolley i need to get setup in the art room, and so far i don't have the wireless points to set them up, then there's the cabling to the wireless points I have to do.
So much to do and so little time, personally I don't think everything will be done as there is only me to do it all.
14th August 2008, 12:22 PM #23
Well thats one more ICT Suite ready to be imaged tomorrow morning..
- Tomorrow will be spent oving desks in the remaining suites and connecting up the PCs.. should be able to image them on monday...
- Tuesday and Wednesday will then be spent bug testing, reimaging and keeping an eye on sims ready for...
- Thursday - make sure all exam results get downloaded and reports can be run off..
- Thursday 12pm- Go Home..
- Friday - Get married
- Saturday - 2 weeks honeymoon in a remote part of wales so no f*cker can bug me about work
- Come back to hell on september 8th...
14th August 2008, 12:42 PM #24
They will always find a way of contacting you, ever heard of pony express and pigeon post?
Originally Posted by Gatt
15th August 2008, 01:38 PM #25
Most of the new classroom machines have been pushed out, gonna get the juniors to do cable ties and good luck to them!
Staff machines ain't even had a chance to look at, although can probably push them out over a few Fridays in September when their cars have magically left the car park by 2pm
...Although the refurb staff machines have been pushed out nicely!
Still got some imaging to do, hopefully it will eliminate lots of problems!
Just don't mention Promissor...
15th August 2008, 01:57 PM #26
Originally Posted by Gatt
15th August 2008, 04:38 PM #27
@Zoom7000 - Cheers
Well got another suite up and running
benching and Pcs back in another - that just needs re-networking and then imaging
Final IT suite needs benching and PCs putting back - should get it done by wednesday now
Finally got WDS to multicast - 30 PCs done in an hour
15th August 2008, 04:45 PM #28
I'm glad I booked Thursday and Friday of this week off. Weekend in Brid then back to work for a week then a week off
15th August 2008, 06:38 PM #29
One caretaker is off on sick and the other is on his holidays so I am the main key holder next week - just as well I have nothing better to do
Up to now things have gone to plan with what I had planned to do, new resource centre and ICT support office for the 2 technicians has been handed back, now need to dust everything down in the server room and put everything back into the ICT Support office.
Technology cluster with just the cabling contractors to finish then I can put the new machines in, likewise in the Training centre and just need decoration completed in the pastoral suite so I can the computers setup back for them.
Had a play with the new SIMS Learning Gateway but a lot of tweaking still needed to get it ready to go for September
15th August 2008, 07:55 PM #30
Well, it was going well.
Part of my image was Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0. Installed it, tested it all seems fine.
However, teacher came into today and mentioned that IE crashed when he viewed a PDF file off the internet.
Bit of research, dug up this:
Jay's Journal - Bug in Adobe Reader/Acrobat 9.0 causes crash when the user's Application Data is on a network share.
Great! I'll now have to create a Prism Package the removes 9.0 and put 8 back on. Tsk. Didn't affect my logon, but does affect Teachers and Students due to folder redirection. Nice one Adobe, taking lessons from Capita?
Unfortunately because of the new-ness of the software we are unable to provide you with a direct solution to this issue as all solutions are experimental at this time."
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