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    EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Its that time of year again and it appears that we have quite a few white goods we can use as prizes. I'm not sure exactly what we have got, but they are quality items and we shall let you know what these are ASAP.
    To enter this years competition all I want you to do is take a well know Christmas carol and re write it in an IT theme. The better relatign to schools it is the better it will be marked.

    Please note that site admins and mods are not allowed to take part in this, but mods will have their own competition set up shortly.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    God that’s going to be so hard....

    There was a post recently about the 12 days of Christmas that relates to ICT to stop cheaters maybe you should ban phrases used in the posts unless you are the person who posts them.

    Z

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Silent night. Holy Night
    Servers died, nothings right.
    Backups stuffed and the switches alight.
    etc etc etc. See easy.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Smart Arse

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Based on Rocking Around The Christmas Tree. This helped me to create it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y51JyG7M3dw

    Standing around the Dell server
    Watching the pretty lights flash away,
    Sims update has failed, Sophos has crashed,
    And the staff have been moaning all day.

    Keyboard has broken, can you come help?
    Printer is jammed, paper in the bin,
    Staff on the phone, emails are coming,
    You just cannot win.

    You’re just hammering away at command prompt, getting absolutely nowhere
    Kids come knocking at the door,
    Forgotton my password, what do I do?

    Wireless network isn’t functioning
    Router hasn’t been switched on,
    Pupils are messing, making it worse,
    Breaking it again when you are gone.

    Time to go home but that isn’t going to happen just yet,
    Office is a mess and phone is ringing,
    Can you come and install some software?

    Half past seven arrives and everything done
    Lists made ready for the following day,
    First job on the list is an easy one ,
    Turn off the phone and ignore, ignore, ignore emails.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    lol I will have to get the think cap on to beat that one

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    And no ... erm ... borrowing from Filk.com (or other filk archives!)

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Are you allowed to enter more than once if you have nothing better to do?

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    does it have to be a carol, or can we broaden it to christmas songs? e.g. Wizard - i wish it could be christmas everyday is hardly a carol, but could have some quality lyrics put to it.

    Mike.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    OK, just spent the last 20 minutes writing this.

    It's to the tune of 'Away in a manger' and even has the right number of verses it does

    ======================

    Somewhere in a dark room,
    Away out of sight,
    the poor system admin,
    he works though the night.

    The website has crashed,
    and the servers are down,
    the poor system admin,
    he wears a big frown.

    Thou christmas is looming,
    Not one person thinks,
    If they web site's not working,
    They just kick up a stink.

    The poor system admin,
    just wants to go home,
    but he knows if he does that,
    they'll be on the phone.

    As long as it's working,
    then no one else cares,
    but the poor system admin,
    he's starting to swear.

    The systems back up now,
    Not one word of praise,
    But that's what we're used to,
    and they say it pays?

    ===============

    Enjoy!

    Mike.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by maniac
    OK, just spent the last 20 minutes writing this.

    It's to the tune of 'Away in a manger' and even has the right number of verses it does

    ======================

    Somewhere in a dark room,
    Away out of sight,
    the poor system admin,
    he works though the night.

    The website has crashed,
    and the servers are down,
    the poor system admin,
    he wears a big frown.

    Thou christmas is looming,
    Not one person thinks,
    If they web site's not working,
    They just kick up a stink.

    The poor system admin,
    just wants to go home,
    but he knows if he does that,
    they'll be on the phone.

    As long as it's working,
    then no one else cares,
    but the poor system admin,
    he's starting to swear.

    The systems back up now,
    Not one word of praise,
    But that's what we're used to,
    and they say it pays?

    ===============

    Enjoy!

    Mike.
    Wow! That’s fantastic!

    I take it your web server died recently

    Z

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by maniac
    does it have to be a carol, or can we broaden it to christmas songs? e.g. Wizard - i wish it could be christmas everyday is hardly a carol, but could have some quality lyrics put to it.

    Mike.
    Good point. The song I chose isn't a carol. Does that mean I have wasted forty minutes?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7KjwyPwEWE

    You better not knock,
    You better not ring,
    You better not email,
    I’m not in the mood,
    Updating Windows XP again,
    Backing up the documents,
    I really want to be going home right now.

    I’m shutting the door
    Ignoring the kids,
    Putting my feet up for a few minutes,
    Until I get interrupted again,
    No doubt the phone is going to ring,
    I just can’t seem to drink my tea.

    They think I don’t do anything
    That equipment manages itself,
    But when things really go wrong,
    I always come to the rescue.

    I’ve got my own PC
    It’s not particularly good,
    It needs to be replaced,
    But the budget won’t stretch,
    I’m overworked and underpaid,
    But I enjoy doing what I do,
    If only I could find time to relax.

    The printer is jammed
    The signal is rubbish,
    The patch panels broke,
    But I just have to manage,
    I’m an IT technician,
    I really enjoy my work,
    But sometimes people test my patience.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    @ FN-Greatermanchester

    Not recently, but I am planning some website maintenance over christmas, lets hope it all goes to plan

    Mike.

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    Er...white goods are actually things like washing machines, tumble driers, freezers and the like
    Did you really mean that? I didn't think RM made dishwashers!

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    Re: EduGeek Christmas 2007 Competition

    That's where you are wrong!




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