Why my summers always suck

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Les Kern, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

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    While the teachers pack up and head out to the great unknown, I'm stuck in the school preparing for the next year. I though I'd share some of my personal hell HERE.
     
  2. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Wow want to give me one of the MILLION iBooks you have? Looks like you got a ton of boxes to unpack not the most exciting thing in the world.
     
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    LOL :D
     
  5. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I hope that you're not working 52 hours per week and 10 hours every other weekend like me. Fortunately, this routine will end once I move out of my current apartment. :)
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    So, how many Macs do you have to prep for the coming school year? And aren't you glad they're not PC's?
     
  7. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    As others have said....just be glad they're Macs. I gotta deal with HP/Compaqs all summer. Yay!

    As I think about it, working on Apple's all day would be kinda, I dunno, more better.
     
  8. Les Kern thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Our high school has about 800 Macs and 22 PC's. We'll be making new images and doing all of them over the summer.
     
  9. Les Kern thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Lots, actually. After I get the images done I can have students do the cloning. One click, walk away.
    This leaves me to concentrate on the other things I'm responsible for.
     
  10. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    i wish my school had macs we had color classics in kindergarden but then we dongraded to ibms
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    My wife's a professor, and summer's definitely slow time for her. The IT guys on her campus complain about the same thing: summer's insanely busy! It's actually somewhat of a problem for my wife because if she wants to upgrade the computers in her lab, summer is the best time for her but the worst time for IT.
     
  12. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Just out if interest...

    this "image" you all keep talking about?

    Does it let you install OS X simulataneously? On many macs over ethernet?
     
  13. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget to install Folding @ Home and insert my name and the MacRumors team number!!
     
  14. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Actually, that looks like fun. It's like reliving Christmas morning over and over and over...
     
  15. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I would think her lab would be on the list of priorities for the summer!
     
  16. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Hmmmm this is very much Like my summer job.

    Though I've only got something like 300 Macs to clone.
     
  17. briangig macrumors regular

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    you'd never notice if one of those was missing...hmmm
     
  18. Les Kern thread starter macrumors 68040

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    We use a netboot server to do network restores. It's actually pretty easy, but a bit slow. Here's how I do it:
    1. Make a perfect machine (harder than it sounds!) of all of your various lab machines and such.
    2. Boot from a partitioned FW drive with NetRestore Helper on it from bombich.com.
    3. Make the image by following the directions.
    4. Upload the image to the netboot server.
    5. Done. (well, not REALLY done, but enough for now)

    Imaging takes as little as 7-8 minutes if you're doing one machine. I do 20-30 at a time and it takes a few hours. Some of my images are 15GB compressed to about 10GB.
    Tiger has a multi-cast part, but DON'T use it! It shut my whole network down becasue it was blasting a 100MB stream all night. The DHCP server was freaked, and this whole thing REQUIRES DNS and DHCP.
     
  19. Les Kern thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh yes I would. :)
     
  20. BL1NGBL1NGchris macrumors newbie

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    oh...i almost did that last summer...pay was good but i worked at animal control instead

    -chris
     
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    I'll take iBooks over rabid dogs anyday.
     

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