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Lee Sands

IT Evangelist and generalist for over 10 years spanning everything from virtualisation to Enterprise Lync farm deployment. Currently an IT Manager in the education sector. Co-Founder of ManMadeClub, a blog for post modern family men. I'm into anything and everything but particularly video games, tech and food.


Learn the basics of coding with Minecraft

By Lee Sands / 18th November 2015 at 13:24

The good folks over at code.org have some great tools for teaching the basics of coding to anyone willing to learn. They have browser based, bite size (1 hour long) sessions that use pop culture references to engage anyone wanting to get involved.The sessions are free for anyone to use and there are also a wealth […]


The Internet of Things

By Lee Sands / 17th November 2015 at 16:35

I am keen to embrace  the new smart home gadgets that are appearing. I am curious to see if they can deliver on the benefits they claim to bring. Will they be able to reduce my energy bills? Can they help me to manage my home and even succeed in such lofty ambitions as to […]


My Smart Home Adventure

By Lee Sands / 17th November 2015 at 12:45

There is a fast growing group of products that aim to make your life easier by reducing the burden of everyday tasks, connecting to each other in clever ways and allowing you to easily manage your home from anywhere with an internet connection. These “Smart Home” products bill themselves as time and money saving in […]


OneDrive for Business Map as network drive

By Lee Sands / 19th May 2015 at 16:12

Almost a year ago Microsoft announced that Office 365 tenants were going to have their OneDrive for Business storage increased to a massive 1TB per user. We had already embraced the cloud and moved our aging Exchange 2003 installation over the free Exchange Online licence available to all UK education establishments. I mean why wouldn’t […]


Gaming Week-Lee’s – How to play Resogun

By Lee Sands / 6th March 2015 at 15:58

In my previous post I reminisced about community leaderboards of old and threw down the gauntlet for anyone and everyone to join me in some not-too-serious Resogun leaderboard shenanigans. I felt I could already hold my own and had posted some pretty decent scores among my PSN friends list.Or so I thought.I need to learn […]


Unfit Me – Fortnightly Update 1

By Lee Sands / 6th March 2015 at 13:17

For anyone that read the first article the title of this one is already a give away, I haven’t even managed to do a weekly update let alone stick to my original plans. I have my excuses lined up ready to go, lets get them out of the way. The weather hasn’t been that great, I […]


The Order 1886 Review

By Lee Sands / 25th February 2015 at 13:44

Launching amid a hail of less than stellar reviews hasn’t stopped The Order 1886 from reaching the top of the charts in the UK during its launch weekend. Positioned as the latest poster child for the PS4, Sony put plenty of marketing dollars behind this release putting it front and centre in everyone’s consciousness. So […]


Gaming Week-Lee’s – Resogun Leaderboards / Challenges

By Lee Sands / 20th February 2015 at 11:32

A thing of beauty. My first gaming experience was a Commodore 64. My dad had one that he said was for work, however I only remember him playing games on it. He and my mum would sit up all night playing text adventure games and drawing out maps on graph paper. I was getting a […]


Unfit Me!

By Lee Sands / 17th February 2015 at 10:39

I am unfit. My Wheels – 2011 Specialzed Hardrock Sport Disc This is not some new revelation, it has been in the back of my mind for a few years. I have attempted to rectify the situation numerous times. I own a fairly decent mountain bike and I enjoyed attempting to ride it for a […]

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