Archive for 2008

I just LOST my 19 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, home directory) . If you leave the computer for more than 1 hour, the computer […]

Wireless in the Library

In an attempt to improve wireless in the Library, you will need to connect to the GAClibrary network instead of GACwireless network. We are in the testing phase, please let us know if things are working better or worse. You can email the Technology Helpline ( with your comments.

Thanksgiving Helpline Hours

Tuesday, November 25th: 8am – 4:45pm Wednesday, November 26th: 8am – 4:45pm (limited staff) Thursday, November 27th: Closed Friday, November 28th: Closed Saturday, November 29th: Closed Sunday, November 30th: Closed Monday, December 1st: Back to Regular Hours

Mediacom Internet Users

At my home, I use Mediacom as my Internet Service Provider. In short: Mediacom has changed their IP address range, which makes Google think you are from Spain and puts your search results in Spanish. I have contacted Google and they are making the appropriate fix. Long version: Recently, while at home, I would use […]

Computer Lab “Maintenance Mode”

In an effort to keep lab machines up to date with the latest security patches, application updates, and virus definitions, All lab computers will go into what is called “Maintenance Mode” during their scheduled time. The lab computers that go into “Maintenance Mode” will reboot and not be available to use during this time. Half […]

E-mail Password Policy

Starting this October 15th, Gustavus Technology Services is requiring that users change their Gustavus e-mail passwords at least once per year. If you have changed your password recently, you do not need to take action at this time. For those of you that received an e-mail from Ethan Sommer on Thursday October 9th regarding your […]

What is .docx file?

A .docx file is a Microsoft Office Word file. This is the new file extension that is used by the newest Office products; Office 2007 on the PC and Office 2008 on the Macintosh.  It is NOT a Macintosh specific file. Before Office 2007 (PC) and Office 2008 (Mac), Microsoft used the file format (.doc). […]

Google Calendar Training

What: Google Calendar Training Who: Gustavus Faculty and Staff Where: Olin 124B When: Wednesday, 9/24, 10:30 am Monday, 10/6, 11:00 am Tuesday, 10/14, 2:00 pm If these times will not work, but you would like a tutorial, please e-mail or call x6111 to schedule a time. For more information about the Gustavus edition of […]

E-mail Password Change

Starting October 15th 2008,  you will be asked to change your Gustavus e-mail password at least once per year. If you haven’t changed your Gustavus e-mail password in the last year. Please take note below. Please assist us in better protecting your Gustavus account and the accounts of other Gustavus users by changing your password […]

Google Chrome

Google just released a beta of their new internet browser. Check it out.