Author Archives: Dean Montgomery

COVID19 work from home

COVID19 has been challenging for everyone.  Most people have been great at maintaining and upgrading their services/skills while working from home.

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Updates Feb 2015

Updates Feb 2015 A problem with Google Chrome browser is that it makes too many long-term simultaneous connections out to the Internet, overloading our parent filter system.  So for busy high schools I created a parent filter “cloud” service. This … Continue reading

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Updates Jan 2015

Following Changes From November 2014 to January 2015 Upgraded Google Chrome – several times. Upgraded Firefox to Extended Release Support – geared up for Enterprise: Schools, Universities, Government, Business. Upgraded Java – several times. Speed up printers and resolve some … Continue reading

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Updates

Recent Updates: Google Chrome – upgraded.  Chrome is pushing HTML5 so they have dropped support for Java and 3rd party browser media playback.  If you need Java for BCeSIS or Oasis please use Firefox link on your desktop. LibreOffice – … Continue reading

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Minetest for a Mindtest

A few schools are testing out minecraft but not all schools want to deal with licensing and some have issues with not-so-educational content.  However MineTest is a minecraft like building game with the advantage of having some educational mods.  Below … Continue reading

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squashfs + nbd compared to nfs

This is a comparison of various block size settings for both squashfs paired with nbd(network block device).  I was looking to see if it out-performs standard nfs as well as look into optimal block size settings.  It seems default block … Continue reading

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Recent updates for 2012

Here is a summary of some of the updates and changes that have been done to the schools in October-December: Upgraded from Firefox 5 to Firefox 16.0.2. Upgraded Exam Mode image to include both Nvidia and ATI drivers as well … Continue reading

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Upgrade code named vs3

John has me working the next Desktop Upgrade for the district.  It will be piloted in the SKSS Library lab in November 2012.  In addition to updates to all software packages here are some new features coming to the schools: … Continue reading

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Slow Moodle Editing

Moodle 2.3 is installed for our high schools. There is bug when editing large courses that causes the browser to slow down to a crawl. The current work-around is to use Google Chrome. K=>Internet=>Web Browsers=>Google Chrome Moodle plans to have … Continue reading

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Kahn Academy

Khan Academy is in the news again.  Once intended for a young cousin, Sal Khan’s online tutorials now attract millions of people, laying the groundwork for a new approach to education.  View the CNET article and watch the CBS NEWS … Continue reading

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