March 8, 2012
February 22, 2012
ITS has launched a pilot project in the Academic Commons that changes the way printing & copying are done on the public multifunction devices in this building. Our new print management system, Pharos Uniprint, utilizes “release to print” functionality. In order to print or copy, all members of the community must swipe their ID card or enter Oxynet credentials at the printer.
How it works:
- Send a print job to a printer in the Academic Commons from a lab, office, or personal computer.
- Walk up to the printer, swipe your ID card or enter your Oxynet credentials.
- A list of your pending print jobs is displayed, you select the print job to be printed and then the document prints.
- This process also applies to copying. You must swipe your card or enter credentials in order to copy.
Here is what you need to do:
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November 21, 2011
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November 15, 2011
One of my esteemed colleagues and a member of the Oxy Web Team, wrote a post about how to get rid of a particularly annoying pop-up alert present in Internet Explorer 8 (and older versions). But what she neglected to do was spin an incredibly boring and technical tale about what that error message is all about.
Surely, you're dying to hear more.In the beginning, there was the web. Later on, some folks decided the web...Read More
October 19, 2011
October 14, 2011
October 10, 2011
Have questions about why we do the things we do or when we do them?Please feel free to send me an email or leave a comment and keep an eye on our blog. Boring technical details about what we'll be doing this Saturday below the break. Here's the breakdown of how we'll be spending our time this Saturday. Note that all time are approximate - they... Read More
October 6, 2011
September 30, 2011
Facebook recently rolled out an updated version of their interface and while much of the focus has been on how useful or pointless the new interface is and how it may or may not have been influenced by one of their competitors, what ended up getting buried was yet another Facebook feature that can potentially violate your privacy.
Freaky. Image by Wikimedia Commons user Maxo.
More exposition after the break. "Enumerating badness" is a term borrowed from the information security world used to describe an approach to security that ended up not working. The most well-known example of this is anti-virus software, which used a static list of...Read More
September 27, 2011
As we've previously discussed, we've been here a while. Some longer than others. In January of 1978, Paul Hubbard, a freshman at the time, took a job with the Data Processing department and worked with punch cards for our IBM System/370 Model 125.
The System/370 had four hard drives that stored a whopping 70MBs each. For those of you too young to know what a megabyte is, a gigabyte is...Read More