24 June, 2009
So, am I suddenly super productive and astounding all around me? Umm, I don't think so. But that's OK because I always get plenty done and all I want is the occasional sharper edge to my ability.
But, I am hoping to get a lot done over the next little while and to that end I am putting out a few questions to my librarian readers...
I am hoping to convince IT to do a big upgrade on our student computers,
so given a computer room with a dozen fairly basic PC and no supervision by staff. How would you set them up?
I'm thinking of asking for Deep Freeze (or something similar), I want to be able to logon to them remotely, I want them to turn themselves on at the start of the day and off at the end of the day and I want them to have firefox (it is embarrassing that I reccomend firefox to all our students, but our own machines don't have it) but what add ons and scrips should I be running on these machines?
Also on the computing front, can anyone recommend a good open source portal system to give our students individual logons and access from home to our databases?
Well, no time for blogging, there's work to be done (thanks Ritalin).