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Chief Minister completes email burnoff

By johnboy - 3 April 2012 10

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For the best part of a decade the Chief Minister website has chugged along emailing Ministerial media releases to any who wanted them.

But today that’s all changed and the Open Government empire has taken it all over.

In the process they’ve decided to dispose of the long standing email list (apparently it’s all too hard).

Some might see this as a strange piece of techno evangelism to inflict on the body politic.

Having said that centralising the directorate media releases is probably a “good thing” TM.

Hopefully the releases will be loaded promptly.

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Chief Minister completes email burnoff
c_c 5:55 pm 03 Apr 12

qbngeek said :

This year they sent home an assignement to crate an iMovie, Powerpoint presentation or webpage. I got a note home saying that he was scored lower for his webpage because ti failed to render properly on the Mac with whatever rubbish out-of-date browser they were using. I sent a note home saying that if they didn’t revise his mark I would take it further as there was no information about what the requirements for a webpage were and I coded it and viewed it on IE, Chrome and an iPhone and it worked fine.

You sound like a very tech-illiterate, confused individual.

If the school was using an out of date browser, that’s nothing to do with Mac or Windows. Many Windows user continue to use IE6, a version that couldn’t render anything properly.

Safari is an up to date, standards compliant browser, has been for versions.

Same with your iMovie rampage. They all use standard video formats, a file output in MP4 from iMovie will play on Windows. If you have issue with incompatibility, again, either your computer’s software is too old, the school’s is too old, or your using the wrong settings for encoding.

I mean really, most campaigns for Microsoft products including the I’m a PC campaign were made on Macs!!!

HenryBG 4:22 pm 03 Apr 12

Myles Peterson said :

He is now in year 4 and at school he only uses Macs.

Apple in schools? Ech. That’s like putting a McDonalds in the canteen.

Ultimately, the choice of platform is on the verge of becoming the entire choice & responsibility of the user, with user-platform-agnostic applications running remotely from the user in the “cloud”. So if you want to pay extra for a Mac, it will be your choice.

Suncorp:
By June, more than 5000 Suncorp employees will be able to bring their own devices (BYOD) to work, Smith said, and the rest of the company will follow by the end of the year.

This mobile workforce has allowed the bank to shut down an office building and reduce its overall real estate costs, Smith said, freeing up funds for mobile and online applications, and virtualisation technology to support the diverse mobile fleet.

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/suncorp-appoints-oracle-lays-down-priorities-for-2012-20120124-1qf8o.html#ixzz1qxJMEsMs

Myles Peterson 3:52 pm 03 Apr 12

He is now in year 4 and at school he only uses Macs.

Apple in schools? Ech. That’s like putting a McDonalds in the canteen.

qbngeek 3:44 pm 03 Apr 12

Myles Peterson said :

Yeah, just think how much more street art we could have if we weren’t paying Microsoft licensing fees.

Have and often. And what’s up with the lack of open source in schools? Kids could be seamlessly moving from the same zero cost package from home to school. Poor kids would only need to shell out for hardware.

The money saved could be reinvested in a host of needed areas. Blowing the education (or any) budget on proprietary software is just bloody stupid.

Cue whines about support from the MS-washed “experts.”

Hahaha, I wish my son was taught about Windows, He is now in year 4 and at school he only uses Macs. That is really helpful when most households have Windows PCs in them. Also makes it really great when they send an assignment home to create a video in iMovie like they did last year and them complain when yuou do it in another format and they can’t play it.

This year they sent home an assignement to crate an iMovie, Powerpoint presentation or webpage. I got a note home saying that he was scored lower for his webpage because ti failed to render properly on the Mac with whatever rubbish out-of-date browser they were using. I sent a note home saying that if they didn’t revise his mark I would take it further as there was no information about what the requirements for a webpage were and I coded it and viewed it on IE, Chrome and an iPhone and it worked fine.

Once my Rapberry Pi arrives, he will learn to code on that.

Myles Peterson 3:09 pm 03 Apr 12

Yeah, just think how much more street art we could have if we weren’t paying Microsoft licensing fees.

Have and often. And what’s up with the lack of open source in schools? Kids could be seamlessly moving from the same zero cost package from home to school. Poor kids would only need to shell out for hardware.

The money saved could be reinvested in a host of needed areas. Blowing the education (or any) budget on proprietary software is just bloody stupid.

Cue whines about support from the MS-washed “experts.”

futto 3:03 pm 03 Apr 12

here is a german goverment that changed back FROM Linux….

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/german-open-source-experiment-things-not-going-plan

HenryBG 2:46 pm 03 Apr 12

Deref said :

HenryBG said :

How about the ACT Government does something useful with its legion upon legion of IT contractors, like, maybe,

http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/english/index.html

Hear, hear! I shudder to think how much we’re shelling out each year for that crap from Redmond and how much more we’re paying them to fix it.

Yeah, just think how much more street art we could have if we weren’t paying Microsoft licensing fees.

Deref 2:34 pm 03 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

How about the ACT Government does something useful with its legion upon legion of IT contractors, like, maybe,

http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/english/index.html

Hear, hear! I shudder to think how much we’re shelling out each year for that crap from Redmond and how much more we’re paying them to fix it.

HenryBG 2:19 pm 03 Apr 12

How about the ACT Government does something useful with its legion upon legion of IT contractors, like, maybe,

http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/english/index.html

trevar 1:33 pm 03 Apr 12

And that pesky little apostrophe is tripping them up again!

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