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    Hello,

    I have taken a photos of our server racks, and want to put something together so that when I hover the mouse over a certain part of the photo, a description pops up. So for example one of our 60 servers in one of the racks, hover mouse over the individual server in the photo and a description appears.

    Any ideas?

    Oliver.

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    set it up on a html page, and then have scroll over links easily done in dreamweaver

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    There is a lot of software out there that could put it as a flash file/flip book etc.
    I am currently playing with PDF to flip book style

    This sort of software can also do pictures.

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    Are there any freebies that have similar functionality to dreamweaver?

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    KompoZer is a freebie version, not as good but does the job.

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    60? Doing what? (Idle interest, that's all!)

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    you could make it so much cooler than html!!

    Saw this on the gadget show last night

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    Create your own augmented reality so that when you point your phone at a server, it displays information about it!

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    Or simply put it as the background to an excel worksheet and use comments on the relevant cells. You can even add images as comments now, or hyperlinks to other documents / worksheets ... a very visual tool.

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    Or make a Facebook profile for each server and tag them all in a group server party gallery

    (and no that wasn't meant to be a serious suggestion in case anyone has any doubt!)

    Tbh if they're standard HP or Dell severs I'd just build a Visio diagram of everything as all the labelling and information fields are built in... get all your shapes from here...

    http://www.visiocafe.com/

    If feeling really OCD you could even try and draw in the connections from the NICs (although it tends to get very messy very quickly!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    you could make it so much cooler than html!!

    Saw this on the gadget show last night

    Aurasma
    Create your own augmented reality so that when you point your phone at a server, it displays information about it!
    I wonder how well that works with a stack of servers which are identical...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I wonder how well that works with a stack of servers which are identical...
    You get the little coloured circle stickers from the year wall calendar and put them on the servers in different configurations. It will pick it up. You could do the same with QR codes / Microsoft Tags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    You get the little coloured circle stickers from the year wall calendar and put them on the servers in different configurations. It will pick it up. You could do the same with QR codes / Microsoft Tags.
    Thats quite true but then you have to cover those nice shiney toys with lots of stickers...

    the other thing is a sticker on each server with its name/roll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Thats quite true but then you have to cover those nice shiney toys with lots of stickers...

    the other thing is a sticker on each server with its name/roll?
    But where is the Geekery in that? Put the Common Sense down and step away from the conversation!

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