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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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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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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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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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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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