Author Archives: Dean Montgomery

Resize Images

Adam Fairbrother has created an easy-to-use tool for resizing your images.  This is useful when you want to email or upload images to the web.  If you do not resize your images before posting them on your website the page … Continue reading

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Video Editing Tutorials

I’ve put together some Linux Video Editing Tutorials using Kdenlive.   I created the tutorials using the thin client machines, Ubuntu Studio/Gnome desktop, and Kdenlive.  Kdenlive is stable and easy to work with.  The tutorials cover: Rebooting into Ubuntu Studio. Transferring … Continue reading

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French Canadian Dictionary

Whooooops!  I missed installing the French Canadian Dictionary during the last round of upgrades.  Fixed the problem today.  You should now find French Canadian Dictionaries available in both OpenOffice, Firefox and other programs.

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I Forgot My Password Month

September in the Education-IT department is known as “I forgot my password month”.  IT help-desk phones become swamped with password reset requests.  Tips to remember your password: Use a word or phrase that invokes strong emotion.  It is easy to … Continue reading

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Back to School.

It has been a very busy summer.   Below is a summary of what I’ve been up to: Improve performance of SKSS/Beattie – setup diskless proxy and adjust software settings to reduce disk-io.  Namely Firefox was a killer.  Freddie also upgraded … Continue reading

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Upgrades Complete.

School upgrades are now complete. I’m now working on: Provincial Exam software testing. Testing Firefox 4 for September 2011. Video Editing on Linux for Schools. Summer power-down. Bus garage upgrades. SKSS load balancing image re-configuration. Summer account and data cleanup … Continue reading

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What’s new

Been sick for the last 2 days. Fixed bug sd73-logout-shutdown script – was not properly logging out of kde at night. I’d like to do WordPress and Impress screen-cast tutorials but my Logitech USB headset/microphone stopped working.  Then gtk-record-mydesktop wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Updates

For schools running the new Linux image I added the option to choose between Adobe 8 and Adobe 9.  Adobe 9 was found to not work well with toshiba copiers.  Adobe 9 can be used for PDF Forms that need … Continue reading

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Arthur Stevenson Upgrade

Finishing Juniper Ridge this morning and upgrading Arthur Stevenson this afternoon. Wednesday: SD73 website meeting, foss-audio-conference online session. Rafter River – to determine hardware specs for Video Editing with kdenlive.

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Training and Updates

Monday was a fun day of discovering software with teachers at Marion Schilling and Dufferin Elementary. We looked at what is new in terms of software, teacher tools, SMART, OpenOffice, & web. Tuesday and Wednesday I upgraded Pacific Way. Thursday … Continue reading

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