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Ramblings of an IT Guy in Education

USW Flex Mini… tiny beast!

Ubiquiti recently released their USW Flex Mini, the little sister to the USW Flex. This one doesn’t have pass-through POE nor is it outdoor rated… although it is still amazing. The first thing you need to grasp is the size of the mini… it is Mini in name but when you finally open the box…
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April 20, 2020 10

Remote Learning… Identity Management to the rescue

Since I started working in Technology and Education back in 2004 I can think of two major events that have helped in jumping technology in the classroom to the next level in Australia. The first one was the Digital Education Revolution (DER), launched in late 2008 it gave schools funds to buy computers so they…
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April 20, 2020 0

Microsoft Teams – Custom Backgrounds for Apple Mac

As many of us, I have recently gone from Teams being that application some used to suddenly everyone is using and it is one of… if not the most critical application we use. Teams for us is used for teachers and students to communicate and conduct remote learning. And despite hoping for some more beneficial…
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April 20, 2020 0

Amazing delivery by Star Track!

A quick post about a delivery I had yesterday By StarTrack, truly a delivery fail. I received a package yesterday from Ubiquiti… best place to leave it? Not on the door step but on the bottom of my driveway out of view of the house. We are practicing social isolation as the NSW and Australia…
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April 18, 2020 0

UniFi Poller – Amazing!

I am a sucker for a pretty graph, and it is something I have spent countless hours working on. And for the most part my go-to stack is Zabbix and Grafana, though I have recently been working with InfluxDB to achieve a bunch of different stuff. And recently I came along UniFi Poller https://github.com/unifi-poller/unifi-poller. I…
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April 16, 2020 18

What do I carry?

It’s something that all IT guys have in common… the assortment of tools that we carry around daily. Constantly ready to tackle the next networking issue or server emergency. While many are constantly on the move, engineers that move from site to site have to make sure everything fits in their bag or too I…
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April 10, 2020 0

Google Offices – Totally awesome, but not for schools

In January the CCGS ICT Department was fortunate enough to be able to spend the day together at Google. We all travelled down to Google’s Sydney office and checked out how the Googlers work. It was totally awesome! And of course, I needed the mandatory photo in front of the Google Logo! Their office is amazing, the best…
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February 7, 2019 0

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Surrounded by metal the device has a rich MacBook feel to it, even the centre placement of a shiny mirror logo makes it look like a MacBook. Opening it up the felt like base around the keyboard tells me this is not just a normal MacBook Clone. The screen is beautiful, a large 3:2 aspect…
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September 28, 2018 0

40HD Independent wireless streams in one building… a world first?

I remember when I graduated from my high school in 2003 I thought it was pretty cutting edge that each of their computer rooms had a projector. Jump forward another year I was a young IT Trainee in my first school, it was an independent Catholic school. They had 6 projectors and not just in…
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September 6, 2018 6

UBNT Infrastructure Part 8 – DFS Nightmare!

I hope you’ve never seen this type of email from your Unifi Controller before. Figure 1 – AP Radar Detected


June 14, 2018 6