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General EduGeek News/Announcements Thread, ICT For Education Magazine. I Get 'Ranty' Again in EduGeek Stuff; http://www.ictforeducation.co.uk/Con...ts/ICT_i41.pdf Page 32. Comments welcome....
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    ICT For Education Magazine. I Get 'Ranty' Again


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    Well Said...I might copy and paste that and email it to my staff!

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    [pedant]Typo: "however small problem you have reported"[/pedant]

    -1 for not including something tongue-in-cheek like:

    a) "if your home computer was a car, it'd be the one covered in bumper stickers, an exhaust dragging on the ground and a boot full of dead ladies of negotiable virtue. The school computers, to continue the analogy, may be boring grey Mondeos, but they start every time, get good mpg and you don't have the stickers and full boot problem."

    b) "because when you're at home the worst that'll happen regarding your goat* problem is you may lose files if you don't back it up. At work (and depending on the serious of your goat-foo) we could get the whole server (with everyone's files on) confiscated by the police. So we're saving everyone else from your rural inclinations. Yes Jeff**, I'm talking to you."

    *no-one called Jeff works here.
    **yes, I do use this explanation. Goat jokes are fine, but you should know your audience beforehand.

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    Spot on as far as I'm concerned. The trolls on the TES forums won't like it, but that's the TES's problem until they sort out some proper moderation over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Spot on as far as I'm concerned. The trolls on the TES forums won't like it, but that's the TES's problem until they sort out some proper moderation over there.
    That's because they have probably spotted themselves!

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    We have some users like that. Its even worse if they have their own AD at home (now everyone @ Smoothwall knows who this is) so they think its even easier for our poor sysadmin (who is an ex school tech, and an edugeek member I might add).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    We have some users like that. Its even worse if they have their own AD at home (now everyone @ Smoothwall knows who this is) so they think its even easier for our poor sysadmin (who is an ex school tech, and an edugeek member I might add).
    *bets they're developers*

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    *bets they're developers*
    You bet wrong
    Sales!
    (Our dev office do more their own thing tbh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    You bet wrong
    Sales!
    (Our dev office do more their own thing tbh)
    Please tell me it's not Gav!

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    Absolutely spot on - if I was still working at school I would certainly post it on the staff room notice board. On second thoughts I might "arrange" for that to happen anyway

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    Soon to be printed and placed on the notice boards, on the front of my Spice Works Portal page and may even include it as a mail out.
    Had to bite my tongue this afternoon at a member of staff who said those words to me.....
    Last edited by mattx; 9th December 2010 at 08:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Please tell me it's not Gav!
    Definitely NOT Gav

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    A small criticism on the "divide": I've never noticed the implied correlation between s/w company size and s/w quality. Some big companies have caused me lots of pain, some small companies have produced "gems" (largely I suspect because they're not bogged down with big company overheads and manglement/political infrastructure). It all seems pretty random, however the "it's your fault flaky product X isn't working" meme is very predictable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    A small criticism on the "divide": I've never noticed the implied correlation between s/w company size and s/w quality. Some big companies have caused me lots of pain, some small companies have produced "gems" (largely I suspect because they're not bogged down with big company overheads and manglement/political infrastructure). It all seems pretty random, however the "it's your fault flaky product X isn't working" meme is very predictable.
    I thought/hoped that DB was just using the range of sizes to illustrate "range" rather than as an indicator of likely quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    A small criticism on the "divide": I've never noticed the implied correlation between s/w company size and s/w quality. Some big companies have caused me lots of pain, some small companies have produced "gems" (largely I suspect because they're not bogged down with big company overheads and manglement/political infrastructure). It all seems pretty random, however the "it's your fault flaky product X isn't working" meme is very predictable.
    Give me a break. I've got 500 words and can't afford to get bogged down with details. It called the 'Sun' system of jounalism.

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