Author Archives: Stephen Timson

Embedding online videos in PowerPoint 2013

Since its release embedding online videos from sources such as YouTube have been problematic in PowerPoint 2013. This can be achieved by enabling the developer tab and using embedded flash objects to insert the link to a YouTube video however … Continue reading

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How fast is my sunray?

Channel 5’s Gadget Show have been running a campaign to get internet service provides to be more honest about how fast your broadband connection really is, they often use terms like “up to 8MB” where you pay for 8Mb broadband … 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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Want One?

Fancy getting out the office? …What you want is a cool, ultra mobile gadget to keep you connected, after all you don’t want to miss any Ebay bargains …err I mean important e-mails from the boss! There are lots of … Continue reading

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