Posts tagged ‘hardware’

Thursday, 2nd September, 2010

Some updating

Nothing really particulalry new to add here but a few things might become important in the near future:

There is a new computer available for me to move to. This one is not giving me any problems right now and I am a little worried that it will take some time to check everything is where I want it when things get migrated. It seems that – in theory – everything just gets moved and that is that but it may be more complicated than that if things don’t all migrate. Fingers crossed.

The school is going to look at internal communications and websites – I have said I would be willing to be involved in this. If anything comes from it I will need to have a think about priorities for this.

Logger pro is good for generating stuff quickly, but has a lot of buttons and a lot to learn – some tutorials or learning activities might be indicated here. I am a little skeptical that online video tutorials are well used by a broad spectrum of users, but this is not founded on any evidence.

Monday, 25th January, 2010

Keeping up to date

An update to summarise recent IT to try to keep this current.

Googledocs: a couple of hiccups with this with some unexplained unavailability issues. So far the restore function has got me through this, but I wish there was another backup.

PBWiki: the advanced physics one resurfaced and got some mileage. It should be now that this starts to pay off as it has gathered together quite a bit of their work. I need to tidy up the front page and also think about a wider audience.

Brainpop: A good thing, but do I overuse it?

Hardware: The computer I use showed signs of cracking recently with startup and kernel panic problems. This prompted a backup, which is always a good thing. It seems stable now.