Monthly Archives: March 2008

Fancy a Rant?

The 23rd – 29th March is “One Big RANT Week”, the Mental Health Foundation runs Mental Health Action Week every year and this year the foundation is focusing on Anger Management. It’s an emotion that everyone feels at some point … Continue reading

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Well Hi!

Firstly let me introduce myself I’m David McCallum (not the actor in NCIS!) and I’m part of the Core Services Team. Recently I’ve been involved in a new printing system pilot in the Faculty of Health Building. What is interesting … Continue reading

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VMWare 2008

“In a world of dreams, we are but Gods limited by imagination”. As technology evolves, concepts change and users adapt. We find ourselves challenging our systems to do more and more with less and less. In an effort to minimise … Continue reading

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Ultra Low Price Laptops, where is it all going?

Just as I started thinking about buying an Asus EEE PC, a company called Elonex have recently released a £99 laptop aimed at education users. Just like the first Asus EEE PCs they run on a cut down version of … Continue reading

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Edge Hill University’s open access Sunray implementation – Part 1

Student open access Sunray terminal project We have recently completed our initial roll out of some 150 Sunray terminals for support and academic staff within our new £14m Faculty of Health building on the Edge Hill University Ormskirk campus. The … Continue reading

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Edge Hill University’s open access Sunray implementation – Part 2

So how does it all work then? The whole system is based on multiple Unix shell scripts. The Sunray kiosk mode (which in our case is set open a “Generic X Session” launches a shell script called “kiosk.sh” which firstly … Continue reading

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