After receiving some of the most positive response to a database trial ever, we are pleased to now provide full access to SAGE Research Methods Online. Thanks to everyone who responded to their liaison !
Photos: 15 gadgets to reduce your energy consumption - Earth Day is April 22, so it’s a great time to take a step back and look at your personal energy consumption.
The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind the Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors – Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: the top secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.
Benjamin Bratton on “What’s wrong with TED Talks?” A, er, TED talk …
“… This is taking something of substance and value and coring it out so it can be swallowed without chewing. This is not how we’ll confront our most frightening problems. This is one of our most frightening problems. …” [around 2:00]
There are a lot of digital stories being told at Middlebury. Check out a few here.
13 Ways To Be A Great Public Speaker – Rehearsing your body language and getting proper rest are effective tactics for reducing public speaking anxiety and ensuring that you give a memorable presentation.
Evidence that taking notes by hand is a better bet. “… Although laptop users took almost twice the amount of notes as those writing longhand, they scored significantly lower in the conceptual part of the test. ….”
Wearable Mi.Mu gloves: The next big breakthrough in music? – Imogen Heap and a team of engineers and artists seek to put musical innovation, in the palm of your hand, literally.
As you may have read in mainstream news media outlets, a vulnerability was recently discovered in certain versions of OpenSSL which could allow a remote attacker access to sensitive data on certain types of servers.
LIS has already patched relevant local systems and is working with vendors to ensure that any relevant externally-hosted systems are similarly patched. There is no evidence to suggest that Middlebury account credentials have been compromised.
More information about the vulnerability is available on the LIS Information Security web site’s ‘Threat Bulletin’ area: http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/475111/original/middlebury_threat_bulletin_openssl_heartbleed.pdf
If you have specific questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Psychological Experiments Online
- GreenWire and related news services from E&E Publishing, covering environmental and energy topics
- Wiley’s International Encyclopedia of Ethics
- Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an and Encyclopaedia of Islam
The Terran Computational Calendar - Synchronized with the northern winter solstice and the UNIX Epoch, the terran computational calendar contains 13 identical months of 28 days each in addition to a short Month Zero containing only new year’s day and a single leap year day every four years (with the exception of every 128 years).
Why Facebook Acquiring Oculus Rift Is A Good Thing – Here are a lot of numbers with the word ‘billion’ in them. Facebook has 1.2 billion active users. In 2013 Facebook made $7.872 billion in revenue. Facebook could afford to pay $2 billion to acquire a technology that could have potentially been doomed to a niche market, squandering all its incredible potential, squandering a genuine chance to change the world through interactivity. This is now a potential that has an exponentially stronger chance of become a hard reality.
Infographic: See the daily routines of the world’s most famous creative people – Ever wonder how your routine stacks up against others? Check out this infographic from Info We Trust to compare your schedule to Darwin’s.
We’re delighted to formally announce a significant enhancement to the College’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) service that offers a faster and more convenient way to establish a connection from off-campus to Middlebury’s network. The Junos Pulse client is available for a wide variety of computers and mobile devices that include: Macintosh, Windows, iOS (iphones, ipads), and Android.
For Macintosh and Windows platforms, the Junos Pulse client may be downloaded from Middfiles at: https://middfiles.middlebury.edu/Software/Public/Junos%20Pulse – to access this download site you will be prompted to enter your Middlebury Network username and password, this site is accessible from off-campus without first establishing a VPN connection.
A special note for Windows 8 users. Do not install the Junos Pulse client for Windows 7 on your Windows 8 computer, rather if you’re running Windows 8.0 upgrade to Windows 8.1 and the use the built-in VPN tool to configure the Junos Pulse client that is embedded within Windows 8.1. Please follow these instructions for Windows 8.1 computers: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj613767.aspx.
For iOS (iphones, ipads) devices, please visit the Apple store and search for junos pulse.
For Android devices, please visit the Google play store and search for junos pulse.
Details on how to install and configure Junos Pulse are available here: http://go.middlebury.edu/vpn.
While you will be able to continue to establish a VPN connection the Middlebury’s network from off-campus using the Junos “NetConnect” client or by visiting https://vpn.middlebury.edu for the next several weeks, we strongly encourage you to transition to the Junos Pulse client. Indeed, on or about April 30th, 2014, we will redirect the current login page at https://vpn.middlebury.edu that uses the Junos “NetConnect” client to http://go.middlebury.edu/vpn that contains our instructions on how to use the Junos Pulse client instead. We have received a number of positive comments from those who have already transitioned to using the Junos Pulse client.
As always, we welcome your feedback and are ready to assist you with this transition; if you run into trouble or have questions, please open an LIS help desk ticket, email us at email@example.com or give us a call at the helpdesk X2200.
This Sunday morning between 7 and 11 am we will be upgrading our printing tracking solution Papercut to v14.1. Upgrading the server side components will take place first, this phase is expected to be completed by about 9 am. This will then be followed by site visits to the public printing release stations throughout the campus to complete the upgrade.
Each of the following servers will be off-line for about 10 minutes, each between 7 and 9 am or so, they include:
We also expect about 30 minutes of interruption to the “web print” service during this period.
Printed jobs will be queued up and automatically resubmitted during the service interruptions to the print servers.
There are several new features and fixes to known problems available in this release, additional details are available here: http://www.papercut.com/release-history/.