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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hello all

    Im called matt or "Mr Computer Man" by the children. Im sort of a technician/network administrator thingy, Im basicly the guy they winge at when something goes wrong be it there compuer, CD/DVD player or Intearctive whiteboard/ projector.

    Im based at Stanah primary school where we have a network of 55 PC's. I also am the technician for Staining primary, royles brook primary, carr head primary and ocasionally mannor beach. Stanah hire me out to schools that have IT needs but cant afford the high fee most companys charge.

    Im currently on a work placement year from sheffield uni (hence the name Tax dodger) im the only technician in the schools i go to so i have nobody to ask advice from when i have a problem i cant solve so i think you will be seeing a lot of me hehehe

    see ya around

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi I'm Adam and I'm the IT Technician for Moor Park Business & Enterprise School in Preston.

    I have a Network Manager above me (he reads these boards but doesn't post) and we are in charge of 4 (soon to be 5 or 6) servers, about 200 (soon to be more) workstations, 40 or so teacher laptops, 20 or so pupil laptops and various other bits of kit including whiteboards, projectors, tvs, videos, telephones and whatever kit that LancsNGfL/CLEO fancy sending our way.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi

    My name is Kev - Network Manager at a a biggish school in Northampton - 1 year into a 3 year build program. 9 Blade servers, 300 desktop & laptops and many more on the horizon. 20 years of IT experience - mostly in the commercial sector (programming, support & project management for 12 years), public sector (IT Manager for 8 years). Into 3rd year in Education. I am not now and have never been a geek - but fell into this sort of work when it was obvious that I was never going to become independantly wealthy.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    hi rob

    welcome any chance of putting your location in your profile as useful to know where people come from..

    Cheers

    Russ
    Well I was trying to remain a little mysterious... Never mind!

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    lol

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
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    I am not now and have never been a geek - but fell into this sort of work when it was obvious that I was never going to become independantly wealthy.
    Hah ... not a Geek! (you forgot the capital letter ... we deserve a capital letter and demand one)

    A friend once explained to me the difference between nerds and Geeks. nerds are obsessively knowledgable about something ... Geeks are nerds with social skills.

    I'm a Geek and proud of it!

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    but fell into this sort of work when it was obvious that I was never going to become independantly wealthy.
    So you've given up then?

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi I'm Sarah from Dorset (another female)
    I work as a part-time techie in two schools - a middle school in Corfe Mullen and a first school in Ferndown. I have two very old systems - one running Win 98 on an NT server (50 machines)and one running Win98 and a few XP on a Win 2000 server (70 machines). Plus 32 wireless laptops (arrghhh) and teachers laptops etc. Life is hard, but then again as no- understands what I do at all, it isn't too bad.
    I used to be an electronics engineer back when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi - I'm Simon from Lancs (well I'm from Newcastle but I work in Lancs)

    I look after 8 primary schools

    I'm the king of using Win98 machines as "servers" (much to the disgust of the pro's) but I've got one school with a W2k3 real server that I abuse by only having 2 logon's - one for me and one mandatory profile for everyone else. :-)

    I've also converted an old RM box to Linux as a simple file sharing server in one school.

    I used to work for the BBC, in my previous life, in Engineering.

    regards

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi I'm Matt and I'm an ICT Manager Too

    I work at a new Secondary school in Milton Keynes. Just got back into education after 3 years in the private sector (Never Never again) other wise have always worked in either education or public sector.

    With a new School comes new kit. We are an RM Site (I was not appointed until after this was agreed) I'm not having to many problems with there kit yet but sometimes their installation engineers are not wonderful (like call centre staff they follow a script). Big down side is no old kit lying about I even had to go out an buy power cable extenders where at my last job we thew hundreds out.

    Have 4 servers Inc exchange, 200 desktops,32 pupil laptops 30 Staff laptops and 16 interactive whiteboards. Lots of new technology to get my hands on. also now reliving the joys of Sims( the managment program not the game )

    Outside of work I do other Geeky things such as ww2 living history and wargaming. So I think I can wear the title Geek with pride.

    Well thats me

    Cheers

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    but fell into this sort of work when it was obvious that I was never going to become independantly wealthy.
    So you've given up then?
    Only when not befuddled by drink, drugs and wild wild women.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    Hi

    I am not now and have never been a geek - but fell into this sort of work when it was obvious that I was never going to become independantly wealthy.
    Hah ... not a Geek! (you forgot the capital letter ... we deserve a capital letter and demand one)
    Ah - my partner is (dare I say it) an English teacher and snorted when she read that over my shoulder - to quote "you wouldn't write I am not a Cat or an Ocelot, would you?" - so I bow to her specialist knowledge - and so would you Tony, if you met her - she has a 1000 yard stare that can quell a class of rowdy Yr10s from the other side of the building!

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    It seems a lot of us have English teachers as 'other halves' (me too). Wonder what the relationship is there? Do they all despise IT as much as mine?



    Andy

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
    Hi

    I am not now and have never been a geek - but fell into this sort of work when it was obvious that I was never going to become independantly wealthy.
    Hah ... not a Geek! (you forgot the capital letter ... we deserve a capital letter and demand one)
    Ah - my partner is (dare I say it) an English teacher and snorted when she read that over my shoulder - to quote "you wouldn't write I am not a Cat or an Ocelot, would you?" - so I bow to her specialist knowledge - and so would you Tony, if you met her - she has a 1000 yard stare that can quell a class of rowdy Yr10s from the other side of the building!
    my better half is a Head of English and we often have discussions like this. Her flared nostrils are fantastic tools to stifle even the slightest hint of anarchy from yr9 boys thinking they can cause difficulties for any NQTs/GTPs in the English Dept.

    Anyway, this is the reasoning. There are many roles in life that deserve an honourific / title. Take being a doctor. We call someone Doctor Smith, but they are a doctor (note the lower case d). Someone who is Father Micheal O'Flanagan is a priest (lower case p).

    However, we do not have an honourific title. We are meerly Mr or Mrs or Miss or Ms. We deserve more.

    And so I put us in the same catagory of those further up the ladder than priests and doctors. You only ever say queen when talking about a historical figure, but Queen when talking about our present monarch (this is gained from instructions on speaking to members of the royal household given to civil servants and members of HM Services) When you talk about the almighty you say God.

    And so you should talk about us as Geeks. We are worthy of the capital letter and so we should demand it! Only then will people truly know their place.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    My other half is a software consultant who really does know pretty much everything about IT- now that can be a laugh, I can tell you!

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