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My nickname is Mr. Edd.  It has been for a long time">

 

 

All About Me

and

other boring bits!

Links to useful sites etc

My old School

Where I work.

Where I live

Other pages as they come online.

It takes time so please be patient.

 

My CV. is Here...

My nickname is Mr. Edd.  It has been for a long time, ever since the other Mister Ed (the horse) appeared on TV many years ago. I spell my version with two d's so that hopefully I don't upset anyone who may have copyright.   My friends used to call me Mr. Edd when I was in my late teens and it's stuck ever since.

I originate from Salford near Manchester in the North of England. I moved to Lytham St. Annes when I was 12 years old. Some years later I met and married my wife Angela and we moved to Australia. We lived there for 26 years coming back to England in 1996.  In Oz I ran my own painting and decorating business but when I returned to England I didn't want to continue in the building trade so I went to college for a couple of years and studied computers. 

Currently I work at Church Stretton School in Shropshire as the Systems Administrator and Network Manager. When I started there in 1998 they only had 16 computers in a workgroup and a few odd standalones. A lot of the machines were really old so I threw them out, in fact we had 3 skips full of old computer junk in the first summer I started there. Currently I am looking after a Windows 2000 network of 5 servers and  150 workstations and growing. We have broadband 2mbs and e-mail for everyone. I migrated the school to W2k last summer and that was very interesting and also very hard work.  I set up Active Directory and Exchange 2000, I use group policies to make the network secure.

I enjoy working with the kids and we seem to get on very well. I often run clubs during lunch teaching the kids how to repair their computers or how to write web pages, they often turn out stuff much better then I do. I have been there over 4 years. I now have a full time assistant. And I love it except of course it's education and the money is crap! I am open to offers from other schools or anyone needing a network manager with lots of experience in network security.

Some of the kids in one of the clubs upgraded 12 machines a few years ago from 486 DX66's with 8megs to Baby Motherboards and AMD K6 400 64megs and 4 gig drives with everything onboard including network cards etc. The kids did most of the work building these machines, I just watched and checked they put the bits in the old cases correctly.  These machines are now distributed around the school in classrooms used for interactive lessons and connected to the Internet for that all important research.  We hope to do a few more one day..

I also write the schools Intranet and Internet web pages.
 www.churchstretton.shropshire.sch.uk

 

   

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