Category Archives: Hardware

Showing off my Extreme Gear: A Visit from Genesis

I’m deeply thankful to all the schools who have allowed me to visit and learn from them over the past 12 or 13 years, and so it was an absolute delight to have Neal McArthur both friend and CT Operations … Continue reading

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Installing two Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers (SR630)

It’s a rainy Saturday, 24 February 2018 and Scott and I are installing two Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers (SR630).  My other 2 Lenovo Servers gave me 5 years of Service and are still in excellent working order. Scott is an absolute expert … Continue reading

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TP-LINK PowerLine Network Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

TP-LINK home products both inexpensive and easy to use. They offer a rich set of technical features making them good value when you consider all their features versus cost ratio. Generally speaking there are plenty of regular firmware updates as … Continue reading

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Aruba Wireless vs Rukus Wireless (2017)

Over the next 12 months, (sometime in 2018), I expect to test, select and install an new wireless solution of the college and the solution will most likely be one of either Rukus, Aruba or Ubiquiti.  I’m also searching for … Continue reading

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Canon Photocopiers – since forever

As a college we have used Canon photocopiers since we started, or put another way, until the start of 2017 we’ve only ever used Canon copiers.  I have shared these photos for sentimental reasons to remind me of what they … Continue reading

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Dell 780’s – since forever

I’ve used Dells in education since about 2006 and they have proved themselves as reliable sturdy computers.  I have been saying goodbye to this particular batch of Dell 780’s  for quite some time. I was reluctant to throw them out, … Continue reading

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Our Toshiba Multifunction Photocopiers Arrive

An ongoing project has been to replace the 77 Canon  Lanier photocopiers and printers with 14 large Toshiba multifunction devices.

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