Category Archives: Bedford College

A day’s hard work (or two)

Okay, so possibly slightly delayed – but I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now. I just wanted to show people how much effort gets put in and how much time gets spent prepping a classroom full of new PCs and Monitors.

These photos were taken from the classroom at Bedford College’s Plumbing Centre – where we had to remove the same amount of old computers (about 5 or so years old) to replace them with brand new base units and flat screen monitors.

Everything has to be taken into consideration, as the mentality (not PC) and the general attitude of the students that would be using them is not the best. So you got to think of how to locate them/tie everything down so it can’t be pinched. (A real shame but this is what the world has come to).

Two of us did this, with some help from Staff to clear the empty boxes and packaging. We then had another room to do upstairs…

The responsibilities of being a Sys Admin

I do have to watch out now, I can see that it could be very easy to abuse your rights being able to access so much…. but at the end of the day it’s about self control and appreciating the fact that others can trust me!

I maintain two Production servers at Bedford College, more for the fact that I’m so used to playing with Apache that I can more or less set it up off by heart, so it’s a real privalige to be given the opportunity to do this.

Apache, MySQL and PHP are my favourite 🙂