Friday, 30 July 2010

Happy SysAdmin Day

It is that time of year again. The time to give a little appreciation to the guys that never normally get appreciated. The guys that could bring your network to a halt in seconds, that work all hours so your service is seamless, the guys that you rely on to make your systems work for you 24/7.

For a better understanding of System Administrator Appreciation Day and what a SysAdmin does visit the SysAdminDay website here.

Show your appreciation, and if you are a System Administrator, make sure you get appreciated.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

BSF update

I wrote after the general election here asking what would happen to Building Schools for the Future as Labour lost the election. As of yesterday, we now have an answer.

It seems that funding for the Sheffield schools I talked about has been saved but others in Yorkshire were not so lucky. 82 Yorkshire schools who were to get school improvements in the form of a refurbish or rebuild have now lost their funding. Nationally this sees BSF schemes for 719 secondary and special schools stopped. Not surprisingly Notre Dame in Ranmoor (Nicke Clegg's constituency) still has the go ahead.

The full list of Yorkshire schools who lost out can be found at the Yorkshire Post here.

Update: There is now a list of all schools by local authority and how they are affected. Provided by the BBC here.