Archive for September, 2006

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Network Maintenance Tonight

Taken from the Techannounce email sent today- “Today, September 15th, during GTS’ weekly maintenance period, which starts today, 5pm on Fridays, we will be upgrading the campus’ core network switch. Starting at 5pm, users will not be able to access the Internet, their e-mail, the Gustavus web page, etc. We estimate the transition will be […]

Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.5.0.7

Today Mozilla has released Firefox 1.5.0.7. There are some important security updates in this release so I encourage everyone who uses it to update soon. Also having the auto update feature turned on can be a very easy way to keep your self up to date. Contact Us Phone: 507-933-6111 Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Web: https://gustavus.edu/gts Blog: […]

Mozilla releases Thunderbird 1.5.0.7

Today Mozilla has released Thunderbird 1.5.0.7. There are some important security updates in this release so I encourage everyone who uses it to update soon. Hopefully you have the auto update feature turned on and you have installed the most recent version before you even read this post. Contact Us Phone: 507-933-6111 Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Web: […]

Chapel Podcast Is Back

School is now back in session after the summer hiatus, and things are in full swing—including the Daily Chapel Podcast. In the past year, the Daily Chapel Podcast has garnered some attention. It was even mentioned in “Podcasting Into the Future” by Robb Murray from the Mankato Free Press and “Big Podcasts on Campus” by […]

Gustavus Homepage Issues

At about 4:00am Thursday September 14th, the SQL server that powers www.gustavus.edu stopped working. It looks like it tried to reboot and then got stuck. Just before 8:00am today I hit the reset button and it came back up. Thus www.gustavus.edu was unavailable during that time. Jeremy, please come back soon. Your server misses you! […]

Students- Need help registering your computer?

Need help registering your computer on the Gustavus network? On Thursdays during the month of September, between 1 and 4:00 pm, the Technology Helpline will be offering walk-up help in the main lobby of Olin. During this time, the Technology Helpline will be helping students register their computers on the wired and wireless networks. This […]

Who are the people on your network

As people have been moving in and registering their computers, I’ve been collecting some statistics. A week after move in things seem to be settling down. (Although we just added access to the 7th street houses, which house about 30 students total.) Here are some of the more interesting stats: Of the students living in […]

Facebook- Adopting Open Admission

Do you have a Facebook account? Do you like the fact that only a certain people can register and be a Facebook member?  Guess again. They are changing their admission requirements -  to anybody with Internet access. Please see the following link:  http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=111795 Originally they have slated this major change to take place on September […]

Monday Night Networking Troubles

Last night the Helpline caught me on IM and let me know that the res-hall network was not exactly running smoothly. According to the reports, users plugged in in many dorms as well as via wireless were having trouble raching email, the internet, or the Gustavus home page. However the lab computers in the dorms […]

Return of the Hitlist and Dutyperson!

During the academic year the managers of the Technology Helpline use two tools to help coordinate the daily activities of all our employees.  The Hitlist and the Dutyperson. The Hitlist has matured and changed over the years, and has changed yet again this year.  We hope it will continue to change during the year.  This […]