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September « 2012 « 318 Tech Journal Avid Unity environments are still common these days because the price for Avid’s ISIS SAN is tremendously high. While a Unity typically started anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000, a typical ISIS starts around the same price even though the ISIS is based on more typical, less expensive commodity hardware. The ISIS is based on common gigabit networking, whereas the Unity is based on fibre channel SCSI. Avid Unity systems come in two flavors. Components in a fibre channel only Unity can be broken down so: Avid Unity clientsFibre channel switchFibre channel storageAvid Unity head Components in a chassis-based Unity are: Avid Unity clientsFibre channel switchAvid Unity controller with SATA RAID The fibre channel only setup can be more easily upgraded. The Unity head can be swapped for a no-frills Intel machine (AMD doesn’t work, and there’s not enough time in the world to figure out why), but one must take care to be careful about video drivers. Next up is how Avid uses storage.

Education Eye - Mapping Innovations Final Year Projects, B Tech Projects, BE Projects, MCA Projects, MBA Projects, Mtech Projects Symesposium Digital Signage | FREE Professional Digital Signage for everyone Three Essential Shifts in Learning I recently asked a group of middle school students to name their favorite use of technology for learning. An eager eighth-grade girl said, “My work has gotten so much better since we started using Facebook to do homework at night in my math class. We’re all online together, so if I have questions, I get them answered while doing my homework, instead of the next day or even later. Sometimes my friends even explain the math better than the teacher, and we send each other links to stuff online.” Wanting to learn more, I asked her which teacher had set up the group. Her face turned horrorstruck, and she said, “You’re not going to tell our teacher, are you?” Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of education in the 21st century: a student describing her most powerful learning experience—and begging me not to tell her teacher about it. Three Shifts Scratch the surface of this anecdote and it reveals several essential shifts in the way we think about learning. One Last Shift

Knotebooks - Anyone can contribute. Everyone can learn. munki - Managed software installation for OS X Munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals) on OS X client machines. Munki can install software packaged in the Apple package format, and also supports Adobe CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 Enterprise Deployment "packages", and drag-and-drop disk images as installer sources. Additionally, Munki can be configured to install Apple Software Updates, either from Apple's server, or yours. Munki is currently in use at organizations all over the world, managing software for tens of thousands of Macs. At Macworld SF 2011, Google’s Mac Operations and Security teams open-sourced Simian, a project that builds on Munki, providing a highly-scalable server hosted on Google App Engine. Check out the Wiki for some notes and documentation, and browse and/or check out the source. Get started with Munki here: Getting Started with Munki

Quick Screen Share Home Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). For consumers Starting April 13, 2018, anonymous users and users who have never created short links before today will not be able to create new short links via the console. If you have existing short links, you can continue to use all features of console for a period of one year, until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue the console. After March 30, 2019, all links will continue to redirect to the intended destination.

Resources for Mac OS X System Administrators | Classroom and Lab Computing Below are free resources that we offer for Mac OS X system administrators. Software System Imaging Blast Image Config Quickly restore system disk images and set the firmware security password and mode on Intel (EFI) and PowerPC (Open Firmware) Macs. Documentation CLC Mac OS X Kerberos Authentication and LDAP Authorization This documentation provides the details of how CLC is authenticating its current and future deployment of Mac OS X. Presentations IT811: Creating and Managing Packages for use with Multiple Images (4.7 MB) An important part of any enterprise deployment may include using repackaging tools (that aid in the distribution of software). 2012 Penn State MacAdmins Conference Come and learn about PSU Blast Image Config 3.0 ('BIC'), a freeware Mac OS X system image deployment software utility developed at Penn State since 2003 for the deployment of system images in the student computing labs.

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