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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Awesome.
    Anyone else think of this:
    tumblr_mr70yvGETn1qce0oao1_100.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillipHamlyn View Post
    Do you know why I called the SIMS7 main applicaiton Pulsar.exe ? Its because the internal name of the product was Super Star, Star being the internal product name of the previous edition. Thus a Pulsar is a Super Star. Geeky but my kind of in-joke.
    ...and just like that I feel like a SIMS geek!

    So out of interest, is that why some of the reports are called STAR reports, or is that from some legacy DfE thing?

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    @PhillipHamlyn I think you missed out on the timeout errors - been nice to see a bit of Scotty injected into the messages. Still April 1st first coming up, perhaps it's a chance to add a easter egg or two.

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    STAR is Student, Teacher Academic Records. It dates back to when SIMS was a single module that did everything.
    Last edited by PhilNeal; 7th March 2014 at 01:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    STAR is Student, Teacher Academic Records. It dates back to when SIMS was a single module that did everything.
    You mean it isn't/doesn't now?

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    Like a trip down memory lane, out of interest how many of those old MIS systems do you remember, like SMAC?

    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    You mean it isn't/doesn't now?
    No, it's all bolt-ons. He's a businessman now!

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    I remember carrying a set of Floppies around to about 40 schools to upgrade SIMS.

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    SOLUS3, it could be worse...

    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    I remember carrying a set of Floppies around to about 40 schools to upgrade SIMS.
    Upgrade failed. Why, cause floppy disc corruption.

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    Press A, Then Press C then......

    No pretty pictures.

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    At least the documentation would have been simple - is it a word, is it a password, no it's SIMS procedure!

    We were ripping out the DOS version the first year I started - went from DOS version to SIMS .net (with a spell of WinFolder and BroDIS along the way). So worse thing I remember was the LANID as the Laptops for Teachers was rolling out at the time and trying it juggle them around so everyone could get on was... fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    We were ripping out the DOS version the first year I started - went from DOS version to SIMS .net (with a spell of WinFolder and BroDIS along the way). So worse thing I remember was the LANID as the Laptops for Teachers was rolling out at the time and trying it juggle them around so everyone could get on was... fun.
    LANIDs and LFTs, that takes me back.

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    @matt40k "No, it's all bolt-ons. He's a businessman now!"

    No that's not the reason. Because we're a significant player, we are obliged to offer optional add-ons. Personally I hate that approach and would much prefer to develop a holistic solution.

    Systems of the past - SCAMP, SAMS, SCRIPT, Key Solutions, Morgan Barnett, Phoenix, IBM ??
    Last edited by PhilNeal; 7th March 2014 at 01:56 PM.

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    If that was true, you'd be leaving Capita and starting up a new company. (I kinda expect\hope to find out you've secretly got shares in another MIS provider).

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    @matt40k - and see the shares lose value?

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    Kinda just proved my point - Seriously, we know why we're here, why it's the way it is. It's not ideal. It's the problem with success. You've personally invested alot of time and effort getting here and you've done well for staying on top. Despite what the "haters" might say, you and your team have truly earned it - we're just all sooo jealous.

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