To be honest, it would have helped if things had gone wrong as it might have helped him understand what everyone else is trying to say.
You may have got away with it but you'll no doubt encounter issues by going 'Maverick'.
That just sounds abit over confident and cocky to me, are you actually trying to imply to us that you have backup connections and filters with instant fail overs to prevent lapses in filtering?
Although the 10 minutes to swap over to a backup doesn't seem like much to us its a terrible way to end your demonstration as you run off to your office.
One of the things I have learnt as a sailing/powerboating instructor is never show people the wrong way to do a thing. I think this falls under the same heading.
The initial intention was purely an exercise for the parents. We had year 11 pupils in with them explaining they've tried for the last 3 years, etc etc! It's not a case of being 'bigheaded' or 'maverick', purely and simple an exercise in showing the lengths we go to to safeguard the children in our care. Yes, of course I was expecting thisngs to go wrong, but it's how you deal with problems that you are REALLY measured on. How you cope under pressure, what measures are in place, etc. And yes, I was flying by the seat of my pants, but from what I've heard from both staff and parents, they respected our team for it. Basically, we were not promoting bad behaviour. We were simply showing how hard it was. Of course I'm not niave enough to think it won't happen. But the parents know that we are doing everything we possibly can (within budget) to promote safe working practices and that their little darlings are severly restricted on the internet
if i decide to wipe a server during term time and it goes t*ts up, the school won't be saying "congratulations, you managed to fix the server in 3 days there, you sure responded to that problem well" it will more likely be "why did you not consider the risks"
i know you're going to reply saying you didn't create a problem and nothing went wrong, but you did increase the likelihood of a problem occuring.
i don't think any of us here doubt our abilities or don't trust our network enough to do what we want, but at the same time we wouldn't be foolhardy enough to take it upon ourselves to walk into a classroom and say "find a picture of a cock, i dare you" (again i know this wasn't your exact situation before you say thats not what happened, i was just using an example)
I really don't know why people have been beating me up over this. Does anyone mention the science demonstrations where teachers set light to their hands filled with soapy gas bubbles. Surely poor little Johny will grow up to be a fire breathing pyromaniac after watching that demonstration! I can't believe how vilified I am after having confidence in what I do. Not one member of SLT had any doubts to the demonstration. For all the people who said that I was encouraging children to 'hack', what about all the science experiements, surely these would be more exciting to the kids to copy?????
ExactlyI think the angle that everyone is taking is completely different from my intention
You have your intention and we are telling you how it looks from the other side
And with mobile 3G access - its like the school only serving healthy meals but with the chip van passing food through the railings
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