Archive for February, 2010

Another round of Phishing e-mails…

This afternoon many of our users received an e-mail from “Gustavus Security” asking users to log in to keep it active and protected. This e-mail is not from us nor Campus Safety. It is a phishing attempt. Please don’t reply to it or click the link. It is important to note that Gustavus Technology Services […]

Windows 7 installed on the Campus Center Kiosk Stations

We have installed Windows 7, Microsoft’s newest operating system, on the kiosk stations in the campus center. (next to the Post Office and the PA office) Stop by and give them a try! It does look a little bit different, but we think you will like the results. If you have questions or concerns, please […]

Webinar: Video Conferencing in Higher Ed

Are you interested in discussing how you can enhance your curriculum, extend your reach, and incorporate field experts in your classroom using the video conferencing technologies on campus? Please join us on Wednesday, March 10th at 1pm, in the Olin Technology Classroom for a webinar – Video Conferencing in Higher Education: Enhance Curriculums, Extend Reach, & […]

Converting PDF to Text

Ever wanted to take a pdf file and edit it? Well, you can use a Macintosh utility program, called the Automator, to easily create a conversion application that will take pdf files and convert them into plain or rich text. To create your conversion application follow these steps: Open up Automator (located in your Applications […]

UPDATE – Virus Alert! startribune.com is currently NOT blocked.

We have unblocked startribune.com as of 1:45pm February 22nd. Due to a problem with the startribune.com web site, it is currently being blocked here at Gustavus. It is infecting computers on campus with the Antivirus Soft virus. It will also affect any Windows based computer anywhere in the world. It is our recommendation to not […]

JPEG, PNG, and GIF: What’s the Difference?

We see it all the time--images on the web that are saved in the wrong file formats. Unfortunately, this often worsens the visitor's experience due to unnecessary compression artifacts in graphics, graininess and reduced colors in photographs, and overall larger than necessary file sizes that place an unneeded burden on browsers, servers, and bandwidth. But it doesn't need to be this way.

Quick Navigation to Webmail

Many Gustavus users use Webmail as their primary, or secondary email client.  Navigating to the WebMail interface from the Gustavus on campus pages can take time.  To quickly jump to the WebMail interface just type: webmail.gac.edu in your navigation bar.

Where’s your USB flash drive?

The Technology Helpline finds many USB flash drives, throughout the year, in the Olin computer lab. Please remember to grab your flash drive when you are done using lab computers. We will do our best to return found flash drives to their respective owners. Helpful hint: Create a (.doc) Word file with your contact information […]

Technology Helpline Spring Semester Hours

Welcome back! Here are the hours for the 2010 Spring Semester for the Technology Helpline. Monday-Thursday: 8am-11pm Friday: 8am-4:45pm Saturday: 12pm – 5pm Sunday: 3pm-11pm Contact Us: helpline@gustavus.edu 507-933-6111 http://gustavus.edu/gts