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    12th September 2014, 03:09 PM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Home page resetting in MIS Systems
    Good luck with that. I had to go around and do it for everyone, until the ability to push default settings to different groups came in.
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    12th September 2014, 02:28 PM
    jinnantonnixx replied to a thread Fedora Vs. CentOS in *nix
    Touché! That'll learn me. Going off on a tangerine, PointLinux caught my eye. It's Debian 7 but with MATE interface and bundled with non-free...
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    12th September 2014, 02:24 PM
    jinnantonnixx replied to a thread Fedora Vs. CentOS in *nix
    What do you think of Centos's implementation of Gnome? I find it weird. It's like MATE or Gnome 2, then you hit Activities and you get a Gnome 3...
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    12th September 2014, 10:26 AM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Grade Set Behaviour in MIS Systems
    Sorry I can't remember if there is a shortcut. It was either quicker to edit the value manually or rebuild the formula, depends on how much has...
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    12th September 2014, 10:18 AM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Home page resetting in MIS Systems
    As system manager, I think under tools there are homepage settings. You can force panels on users and also lock them so as to prevent them messing....
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    12th September 2014, 10:14 AM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Grade Set Behaviour in MIS Systems
    Just try opening the formula and looking at the column that has the gradeset. You should be able to see the values and I have a feeling a formula...
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    11th September 2014, 07:12 PM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Grade Set Behaviour in MIS Systems
    I'm assuming there are hidden cols which are doing the addition of points to make the target points, then your formula turns this into a lookup on...
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    11th September 2014, 07:04 PM
    Generally the first thing on a report with no data, would be to check permissions of the user running it. Even if it worked before, an upgrade could...
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    11th September 2014, 06:59 PM
    I thought that was a common one when an Excel report was corrupted, but it seems that error is occurring in various places and there are at least 3...
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    11th September 2014, 05:18 PM
    You should be able to call the headers whatever you like. You can do a test with anything until you can get some real data out of your school...
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    11th September 2014, 02:53 PM
    Thanks GREED , they finally called today. I guess everyone else's calls were also "urgent, can't contact parents". I called the number on the...
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    11th September 2014, 11:48 AM
    jinnantonnixx replied to a thread Fedora Vs. CentOS in *nix
    With amusing results.... https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=922433
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    11th September 2014, 10:34 AM
    jinnantonnixx replied to a thread Fedora Vs. CentOS in *nix
    What do you want to do? Centos, while it can be used on the desktop, is a more conservative (i.e. older and more stable) release and is favoured as...
    8 replies | 238 view(s)
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    10th September 2014, 08:41 PM
    GroupcallSupport - could you please look into #GC-041131 ? I've called for an update the last two days and can't get through to anyone. Ta
    18 replies | 695 view(s)
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    10th September 2014, 08:26 AM
    Not using Emerge this year yet. Messenger has been a bit buggy. Since summer, firstly it wouldn't sync through new Smoothwall, then suddenly started...
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    9th September 2014, 12:31 PM
    He won't care, he's a splitter :p - bakes cakes for a living now.
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    9th September 2014, 12:30 PM
    Nova is told where it's sql link path is. I would want a separate Snova folder for each db though, so they don't end up saving files together and...
    3 replies | 161 view(s)
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    9th September 2014, 10:16 AM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] SIMS and active directory - logons in MIS Systems
    Sims Launcher - takes me back to teh actual SIMS launcher days :) Can you not put the full path required as the path in teh xml file, so put...
    15 replies | 640 view(s)
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    9th September 2014, 06:29 AM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Turn on Lesson Attendance in MIS Systems
    :welcome: to EduGeek - head over to the newbies thread and introduce yourself.
    4 replies | 193 view(s)
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    8th September 2014, 10:40 PM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] SIMS and active directory - logons in MIS Systems
    Can you hide pulsar from the user but run the script as a user with privilege? I think you might find the sims drive would need to be mapped as that...
    15 replies | 640 view(s)
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    8th September 2014, 07:53 PM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] SIMS and active directory - logons in MIS Systems
    There are some very recent threads where you can read Matt's views on the idea. I think it works quite well. However I much prefer an MIS that...
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    8th September 2014, 06:19 AM
    vikpaw replied to a thread [SIMS] Turn on Lesson Attendance in MIS Systems
    Have you applied the timetable? You have to tell the system which timetabled day is which calendar day, with this routine. Warning: this will...
    4 replies | 193 view(s)
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    7th September 2014, 06:17 PM
    jinnantonnixx replied to a thread BBC Four - Collections in Links
    Excellent. "Now the chips are down" was the episode that was credited with kickstarting the British micro revolution in the early '80s. BBC...
    2 replies | 442 view(s)
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by jinnantonnixx on 11th May 2013 at 10:33 PM
Posting here as Edugeek is well indexed by Google and this might be of help to someone with a boiler problem.

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The fan of a Worcester 24i combi boiler intermittently cuts out. This causes the fail-safe to trigger and the boiler to shut down, and the water runs cold. The fan may restart, the boiler might re-ignite, but cuts out again and the fail-safe shuts down the boiler.

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I've been interested in photography for years; I had a Praktica MTL5 35mm camera for a Christmas present in the early '80s. This was, and still is, an excellent camera. I still have it and it still works. Using a manual camera teaches you far more about photography than an automatic camera.

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