Archive for 2012

Gustavus ranked #1 for IPv6 usage

According to the statistics gathered by Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, over 75% of our network traffic to their sites is being done over IPv6. This past June, Gustavus Adolphus College joined the World IPv6 Launch network operators list and publicly committed to supporting IPv6 on our campus network to the best of our ability.  So […]

Searching Within Apple Mail

Do you use the Apple Mail application on your Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iPad or iMac? If so, sometimes searching for an e-mail can be tricky. Apple Mail uses a searching system that makes finding messages easier through the use of “search tokens.” With a search token, you can search by date, name, subject, message […]

I LOST my 23 page paper!

It is that time of year when final papers are being written, stress is upon students, and late nights are common. Never leave a lab computer for any reason without first saving your document to a known location (flash drive, Gustavus home directory, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). If you leave the computer or leave the computer idle […]

Technology Services Thanksgiving Break Hours

These are the 2012 Technology Helpline Thanksgiving Break hours. Even when we are away, you can still send us e-mail and leave voicemail for us. We will respond to your request/concern on Monday, November 26th. Wednesday: 8am – 4:45pm Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Contact Us: helpline@gustavus.edu 507-933-6111 http://gustavus.edu/gts

iPhone – Apple Mobile Mail

If you have Apple’s iPhone, you should take advantage of the Mail application that allows you to send and receive mail on your phone. This application can hold several e-mail accounts, such as your Gustavus e-mail and a Yahoo-email account, for example. To utilize the Mail application on your iPhone, simply follow this this Apple […]

Possible Network Outage – November 8th

Our Internet provider is performing emergency maintenance from the hours of 12:00am-6:00am, tomorrow, November 8th. The potential for up to a 6 hour outage does exist. Please call (507-933-6111) or e-mail the Technology Helpline (helpline@gustavus.edu) with questions or concerns.

Election night and its impact on our network

On a typical night this semester, the internet connection for Gustavus tends to max out at around 450Mbit/s.  But last night was a little different.  Last night was election night 2012 ( also a presidential election year ) and a lot of people were getting updates on the elections via the internet.  As a result, […]

Organizing Mac Mail using Mailboxes

Have you ever wanted to organize your Gustavus mail? Maybe your inbox contains 700 messages, but you want to tidy it up a bit. To combat this issue, you can create as many mailboxes as you like to file or organize messages you want to keep. You can also create a mailbox within an existing […]

MCS Students Attend ACM Programming Contest

Six MCS students went to Macalester College today to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability […]

Updating Software – Mac Users

Mac users, do you update your software often? If you don’t, you should consider! To update your software, go to the Apple Menu in the top left corner of your screen, and scroll down to Software Update. Your computer will then check for new software available. After scanning, your computer will let you know whether […]