Archive for January, 2007

Even easier way to call your room for free

This week it got even easier to have your friends and family call your dorm room phone number for free. Just last week I mentioned how easy it was to call Gustavus phone numbers from any internet connection in the world by using a SIP based VoIP phone. Well, the company that gives away the […]

Using Windows Vista at Gustavus…

Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista, is upon us – it is scheduled for worldwide retail release today, January 30th. If you happen to buy a PC computer after today, you will have Microsoft Windows Vista instead of Windows XP pre-loaded on your computer. What does this mean for Gustavus users? You will still need […]

Job Opening: User Services Coordinator/Macintosh – Technology Services

User Services Coordinator/Macintosh – Technology Services   Gustavus Adolphus College is seeking a User Services Coordinator who will assist the campus in the support, configuration, and implementation of computing resources as they relate to instruction and learning. As one of four key persons responsible for developing and implementing a vision and mission for campus technologies, […]

Call your room phone for free

Gustavus has now joined the likes of MIT, Harvard, Yale, and many others in having campus phones reachable simply by dialing a users email address. The inspiration for this comes from the Internet2 SIP.edu working group. The end result is that you can now tell your family and friends that they can call your room […]

Homepage Featured in O’Reilly Book

While browsing for good books, I came across two that looked particularly interesting: Object-Oriented PHP and the recently updated Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Third Edition (AKA “the Polar Bear Book”). Little did we know that while Jerry was mindlessly thumbing through Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture he would find the […]

Welcoming Our Newest Member… Ryan Rud

Today, it’s official. Ryan “Rudi” Rud (previously) is the new Web Application Programmer for Web Services! While Ryan has been with us for a few years as a student worker, we are completely thrilled to keep him around here as a full-time administrator for the College. Ryan has been and will continue to be a […]

New Faculty Schedules, Phase One

The new faculty schedules went live yesterday, in place of the old and aging version that had been in use over the last couple of years. While this new version is entirely different under the hood, most of the original experience has been preserved while bringing some new features designed for ease-of-use. What’s the same? […]

Technology Helpline – January Hours

Hi everybody, We at the Technology Helpline hope that you all are having a wonderful new year. Our January Term hours are: Monday-Thursday: 8am-7:30pm Friday: 8am-4:45pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed If you having problems connecting your laptop to a residence hall printer or connecting to the Gustavus Network, stop by anytime during our January Hours […]

Gribly Gets New Feathers

Last week, we put live a slightly upgraded version of the Gribly with some extra color coding (among other features) that should help visitors parse information more quickly and efficiently. Finding a particular faculty member with the last name “Smith” among a sea of students, administrators, and support staff with the same surname should become […]

Webmail Issues Tonight

A little before 11:00pm tonight, one of our webmail systems started to have a problem. The other webmail server unfortunately was unable to handle the load all by its self and started to die as well. At around 11:30pm both webmail servers were back up and operational again.