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Re: [Touchlay] Educational email account and Google ad-sense.


Hi justin,

Be careful what you wish for.... I'm always in search of admins (especially
ones with server knowledge!).

As a quick update to all, from my chat with Derrick, it seems that he can
(and will) use a quick registration system to enable the teams to use EDU
version. As the question of ad-sense is a moot point, he has suggested (told
me) that it would be better to use the seffner.net area as the control. The
only down side is that instead of my 2,000 user maximum, you are stuck with
his 10,000 user maximum. I'm sure the increase of 8,000 available accounts
will not cause too many problems :P

@ Daniel0108, if GeorgS cannot get the MX records sorted out then I need the
release codes to transfer to iWeb, Myself and Derrick are somewhat bemused
as to why the MX records do not divert to google, unless there is an
over-rider in the email section of their DNS server which forces you to use
a local system.



On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM, justin des lauriers <
justin.deslauriers@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I think I just found where I can be of service to the team, :D
> I understand any hesitance since I have been kind of quiet but I am by
> trade a server admin and have *some* ad-sense experience.  I have been with
> the project since december and really believe in the altruistic goals but
> since i have no serious programming skills, ( I believe i can get hello
> world to print in a few languages) I haven't been very active.
> I am also willing to take on any other administrative tasks that need to be
> done for the team.
> Thanks
> On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Abhijit Navale <abhijit.foss@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>> **
>> Hi phill. That is a nice initiative you are doing.
>> As you know I was not there active in any team, so I do now understand
>> what is this google educatioon app to do with SC. I mean how it will be
>> helpful to us?
>> Also do we need to pay for that adsense accound and that dedicated server?
>> Please elaborate.
>> Thank you.
>> On Sunday 03 July 2011 06:48 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>> Hiyas,
>>  I have managed to nail Derrick down for a couple of chats. The
>> educational email system is now live, I just have to learn how to administer
>> it :) It is on his test area so I cannot do too much damage. I know that SII
>> wish to switch over to it, as it gives us access to
>> http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/index.html If speech control and /
>> or TouchLay wish to also be set up on that system, I'll get it done. The
>> apps from educational system are ideally suited to development teams
>>  Derrick is also going to 'talk me through' registering the google
>> ad-sense account. That will give teams so wishing to use it, the ability to
>> have a small revenue stream coming in. It is not a great deal of money, but
>> will help towards server hosting etc. (There is no charge for server
>> hosting, but i couldn't think of anything else legal you youngsters could
>> spend the money on).
>>  Whilst I am a "Super Administrator" on the system (I can edit all teams
>> data), I do need for TL and SC to each nominate at least one person to be
>> administrators on their own areas. As we all work closely together, I have
>> no problem if you decide to nominate a couple of people to administer both
>> areas. It is only light duties such as creating email accounts for people.
>> My suggestion would be for Daniel0108 and MichealH to be admins, but that
>> is for the teams to decide.
>>  Jacky's replacement laptop is going to be despatched on tuesday (Monday
>> 4th July seems to be a Holiday in USA for some reason :P ).
>>  In the couple of quick chats I have had, the dedicated server for linux
>> was discussed again. At present there is only myself to administer that once
>> Bodhi has hardened it. The task of someone to assist me is not a role to be
>> taken lightly. You will have root access to a dedicated server that has cost
>> in the region of $40,000 The control panel will be
>> http://ehcp.net/?q=node/794 and Bodhi is also going to add sftp to it (he
>> is a security geek). For those familiar with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server edition
>> it will be a walk in the park. Before you all volunteer yourselves, please
>> do remember that this is not a 'test' area. It will be hosting real data and
>> screw ups will have repercussions. Derrick does not have sufficient time to
>> oversee it and I need at least one other person to assist me.
>>  All taken together, those steps will go a LONG way to assure people that
>> the teams are serious and worthy of investing time in.
>>  It will be a couple of weeks before I am able to roll out the above,
>> have a good discussion in SC and TL about it. (SII is the reason I'm doing
>> all this, so they are signed up!). I've to sort out how the money is paid in
>> and paid out, thankfully, I have a guy who has been there, done it and got
>> the 'T' shirt :)
>>  For those who are allergic to gmail, I will also be adding
>> http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/ to it, that project is something I have
>> long wanted to do :)
>>  Well, that should give you all something to discuss. Please do not feel
>> under any pressure to use the system, it is there as a progression of
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw#Web_Hosting and is going to eat quite a
>> lot of my time up (and Derrick's, and Bodhi's to install). It is the best
>> start I can give teams, and I'm sure there will quickly be other teams
>> joining once word gets out. (Well, I was tasked with kidnapping
>> developers...).
>>  Regards,
>>  Phill.
>> --
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw
>> --
>> Abhijit Navale.
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>> Software <http://www.fsf.org/>
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