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    Slow days, nothing to do!

    Today is one of those days where my To Do list is empty, and unless things break or stop working (which is inevitable), i have nothing but mediocre tasks to do, such as quick search for mp3's, locking/unlocking the IT rooms.

    As much as I'm constantly battling to keep the kids off games, days like today I feel like I could do with a game to play.

    What do you do on days where theres nothing to be done, and all day to do it?

    One of my favourite pass times is harrassing the lovely ladies in the office, but they all love me so its all good!

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Break ... Err improve something that is working fine?

    I like to mess around with Virtual Machines and the like when I'm bored!

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    A Couple of Games of freecell to make the brain up, making sue you hands are close to [win]+D, start a little project, get an old machine out, try something like Karoshi or unbuntu on your network,

    Tidy up some bodges you have done over time etc etc

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Go for a walk round the school, survey for damage speak to people etc. Keep up to date with IT developments or work on my development plans.

    Some days are worse than others however.

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    I find that these times are useful for thinking about other ways to improve the network/website or anything IT related. For instance during one of my spare moments I researched into OCS inventory and now have that set up at one school and have found it very useful already :P.

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    Oh OCS inventory is a god send, makes life so much easier,

    Highly Recomended by me

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Its lovely and quiet here (not job wise but interruption wise) at the mo, due to the school summer holidays.

    I soon learnt to really enjoy quiet days - I get so few of them. During the past month or so it has been the busiest time since I started - with laptop trials, Interative quizzes (trialed as a testing method) etc.

    I relaxed on quiet days by reading discussion boards - both on and off computer topics and also tidying my desk - thats a good past time hehe!

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Post on EduGeek?

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    My office is a bomb site, I suppose a bit of tidying never hurt anyone!

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Nooo! That just encourages teachers to leave laptops in it for you to look at.

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Quote Originally Posted by googlemad
    Break ... Err improve something that is working fine?

    I like to mess around with Virtual Machines and the like when I'm bored!
    Damn straight! I so this too. I am forever trying to install windows 1.0 in VMWare :0)

    I also tend to mess on with Amiga Emulators too! I love nostalgic stuff!

    Most of time if I don't have much to do I tend to do lots of research.

    99% of the time I am extremely busy multitasking these days.


    ...I tell you what else is fun, searching groups in google for old dates such as the day you were born or when certain things happened in the world. When to go back to groups from the early 80s there is hardlys anyone who had access to the internet. It's funny reading posts about the next up and coming technology such as compact disks! Or Microsoft.

    Oh the fun to be had!

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    Oh thats great unles you are born in 1984 then you just get George Orwell Everywhere

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    I get space shuttle this space shuttle that in 1981.

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    I like to muck around with VM Machines when I have nothing on. I design web templates as well.

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    Re: Slow days, nothing to do!

    I will let people know the day it happens

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