Archive for 2007

Faster and more reliable Internet

Wireless is a great thing, there is no getting around that. Although this is true, sometimes you need a more reliable connection to the Internet. We recommend that you disable your wireless card on your laptop and plug your computer into an ethernet jack for those times when reliability is a must. To ensure this […]

Events on the TV

We recently put a new system live that pulls events from the college calendar to the closed-circuit channel 8 on campus--which includes the television sets in the campus center.

Need a lab computer to work on?

How about trying the new dual-boot (Mac OSX and Windows XP) computer lab? You can choose Windows or OSX! It is located within the Olin computer lab, behind the glass windows – in the back. This mini lab (9 computers) is open to all students, everyday, all day. The only time that this computer lab […]

E-mail Quotas

Most users at Gustavus have an e-mail quota of 250 MB. A quota limits the amount of disk space that each user can use. If you are close to your e-mail quota, you will receive an e-mail notification. To check your e-mail quota and usage, please visit the GTS Tools Page. Click on the “Check […]

Proxy Servers Upgraded

For a long time we have been using a pair of very old Sun servers ( the old Solen and Ra ) as our proxy servers.  Well today was finally the day to train in their replacements.  At about 11:30am today I flipped the switch so that people began using the two new proxy servers.  […]

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. Gustavus Technology Services 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 powerpoints […]

New internet connection growing pains

After many weeks of waiting today was finally the day we were able to cut over from our 40Mbit HickoryTech internet connection to our shiny new 100Mbit Onvoy internet connection. As is the case with many new things, there are a few bugs to be worked out.  One such bug came to light tonight.  At […]

A Work in Progress: Dual-Boot Classroom

Today, we have put the finishing touches on our first dual-boot computer lab. However, this indeed is a work in progress. Our dual-boot classroom is located in the Olin Technology Center’s teaching computer lab. The lab consists of 9 Mac Mini’s that are running both Mac OSX Tiger and Windows XP. When you sit down […]

Empty Your E-mail Trash Mailbox

Be a good steward of your e-mail space and regularly empty your trash. The messages in your Trash mailbox take up space on the mailserver, and count towards your e-mail quota. Make sure you empty your Trash mailbox regularly. To empty your Trash mailbox in Webmail click the Empty Trash icon on the top toolbar.

First issues with Leopard

I just recently found the time to install Leopard on my MackBook Pro. I chose to do the archive and install option and for the most part all went well. I was pleasantly surprised that many of the programs I had installed still worked. However when I went to check on my Keychain I noticed […]