Archive for November, 2006

I LOST my 12 page paper!

It is that time of year when final papers are being written, stress is upon students, and late nights are common. The Technology Services department would like to remind everybody that backing up data and saving frequently is more important than ever – especially near the end of the semester – when large/important papers or […]

A little back-end upgrade

If you work in technology, most likely, you are familiar with the feeling that you get when you take something that is old or unreliable and make it modern and robust. For those of you who don’t work in technology, it’s like sitting in front of a fireplace, sipping hot chocolate (or Irish coffee) and […]

Network Connectivity Problems in Schaefer Fine Arts Center -FIXED

There has been a few reports of connectivity problems in the Fine Arts Center. We are investigating and hope to have things fixed soon. UPDATE: Due to a circuit breaker being tripped, a few of our switches did not respond after the power outage. Everything should be back to normal. If you notice anything not […]

Technology Helpline Thanksgiving Hours

The Technology Helpline will be closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week. We will re-open on Sunday, November 26th at 6pm. Any e-mails or voicemails sent to the Technology Helpline will be attended to on Sunday evening. Have a great break! -Nick Please visit our website for more infomation. http://www.gustavus.edu/gts/Technology_Helpline 

A College Calendar face-lift

The College Calendar is an important hub of information. It is the centralized source of all events at Gustavus. The calendar received a small but substantial face-lift yesterday to help improve its usability. Here is a rundown of the most important changes. Shorter, smarter URLs Similar to the effort to shorten many of our URLs […]

The College Calendar, Hot Off the Press!

The Gustavus College Calendar is a great resource of events and announcements for the entire Gustavus community, which anyone can submit items to. Events in the College Calendar may show up in many places automatically, including the Gustavus-L e-mail list, the On-Campus Community pages, lab and kiosk desktops, the Yellow Sheet, and departments’ and organizations’ […]

Internet Slowness (fixed)

You may have noticed that some websites and things such as AOL IM have been slow or not functioning well today. We believe that the cause of the problem was a backhoe incident near Valley Fair ( Just south of the Twin Cities). Well, maybe not excatly a backhoe, but a fiber optic cable was […]

More Usable Contact Form

In celebration of World Usability Day we re-designed Technology Services’ contact form. How is this better? The new design divides the form into two logical sections to help visitors input their information as quickly as possible. It also sports a larger text box for visitors to type their concerns. Additionally, the form now will remember […]

A Classics face-lift

The Classics Department recently approached us about redesigning and updating their website. We fully understood that they were a small, but incredibly vibrant department, and we wanted this to be communicated without putting an added strain on time or resources. Back to basics We first examined the information they wanted to make accessible. We came […]

Wanna say something? You have 4 seconds.

New research shows that four seconds is the acceptable threshold for loading times on retail websites. This comes in light of similar recent research which suggests that visitors judge the quality of a website in a mere 50 milliseconds. So, if you want to say something on the web, you have no more than four […]