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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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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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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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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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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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