We’re well on our way to using only Server 2008 here. In fact, I had a few extra unused 2003 machines laying around, and decided to upgrade them to 2008 for various tasks. Shortly after the initial configuration (update, join domain, run through my server checklist, etc) I noticed the Explorer windows were opening in … [Read more…]
This is a test of a content distribution script I wrote. Like all test scripts should, it includes a stop-motion animation video of plastic bugs.
Our media lab at Grays Harbor College is equipped with lovely little Flip cam video recorders and computers running Adobe Premiere CS3. Unfortunately, depending on the level of updates Premiere has received, it doesn’t work with that video in one of two ways.
When importing video from the camera to Premiere:
it’ll tell you “Unsupported format … [Read more…]
I corrupted a user profile on Windows 7, and had two things happen: First, right after typing the password, the screen would change to Welcome then quickly to Logging Off, and I couldn’t get in.
Then, once I managed to delete the c:\users\profile that was corrupt, Windows 7 would log that user in with a Temp … [Read more…]
Welcome (back, for some of you) students at Grays Harbor College for Fall quarter, 2010. We’ve made some changes to the computers and systems, and thought we might as well share ’em.
First off, we’re no longer using Novell for logins. Windows now just shows the Username & Password box – no Context, Tree, or Server … [Read more…]
Two years ago I shared a server config template; today, by request, I’m sharing the IT Action Plan template. This Microsoft Word template is useful for putting together your implementation plan for a larger project, one where you have several angles to consider and differing audiences who want to know you’re on top of things.
There’s … [Read more…]
I run Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude 64-bit E6400 notebook. It’s nice, but one thing Dell doesn’t provide is a software suite to run your webcam. I mean, the webcam works, but going to Cameroid.com to take snapshots isn’t my idea of easy to use.
A quick view to the Dell Community Forums turns up … [Read more…]
Earlier this week, we purchased additional bandwidth for the student wireless network. This is good news! Here’s why.
During Nov & Dec 2009, we max at around 50 students using wireless between 8am and 1pm. The wireless network gets exactly 10% of all campus bandwidth, or 1024 Kbps.
1024Kb ÷ 50 = 20.5 Kbps per student
Remember 56k … [Read more…]
UPDATE 2 (12:54 PM 11/19/2009): We’re back up, but expect a few more short term outages before we’re ‘officially’ back up with wireless. Thanks!
UPDATE: Looks like our new controller arrives today via FedEx.
We had a storm Monday night that took out power and internet to the campus. Although we had power restored early that morning, … [Read more…]
I’ve been using Windows 7 for a while now, even though it doesn’t get released publicly until Oct 23rd 2009 or so. Still, it’s been a mostly pleasant ride.
Today, I’ve been exploring using the XP Mode that comes with Windows 7. XP Mode is well explained by Raphael & Paul, which basically explain that its XP … [Read more…]