Archive for the ‘Computers and technology’ Category

Printer selection

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
  • We should be able to select printers on releasing computer!! (Will save paper)
  • Add options to Release Stations to change printer location.

From suggestions poster

Campus-wide wireless

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Campus wide wireless as promised on tours, please!

From suggestions poster

Revise printing system!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Revise printing system. How can a student know what printer to send the “job” to, when half of the printers are broken? How can a student avoid using 3 computers to print one page from his/her laptop?

From suggestions poster

go/shortcuts

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

go/shortcuts should work on middsecure!

From suggestions poster

The Chicago Defender

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The Chicago Defender: the archive, all of it, should be digitized please.

From suggestions poster

Printing on walkups

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
  • There should be printing on walkups!
  • We should be able to print from walkups so we don’t spend 10 mins trying to find an open work station!!

From suggestions poster

User-friendly keyboards

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

We need new user-friendly keyboards on all PCs (i.e. preferably from this millenium, quiet, ergonomical, low-profile, soft buttons, etc.)

From suggestions poster

Printing from laptops

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Can you make it possible that we print directly from our laptops please?

From suggestions poster

Printer in Axinn

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

More attention needs to be given to printer in Axinn.

From suggestions poster

Improved desktops and printers!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
  • Better desktops and printers. Why are so many permanently broken? It takes forever to print out stuff. Ridiculous!
  • The current desktops are reprehensible.
  • More desktops.
  • We need computers that take less than 10 minutes to log in.

From suggestions poster

Improved wireless

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
  • We need harder, better, faster, stronger wireless!
  • Wireless needs to be accessible in thesis carrels #35-45
  • Wireless in thesis carrels #112, 166

From suggestions poster

TeXnicCenter

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

There should be a working edition of TeXnicCenter on all computers.

From suggestions poster

MS Exchange vs. Google

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

With regard to the Microsoft Exchange vs. Google poster in the library…

Snow Leopard takes full advantage of Exchange. It’s so good, it’s not worth giving up: global address book (LDAP inclusive), synced academic calendar (if there was one), full iPhone support, and all remarkably fast.

I’d prefer to see academic/events calendars inputted to Exchange than reconfigure everything to Google.

From Jacob

I wish I could get faster internet.

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

I wish I could get faster internet.

Could we make wireless faster? PLEASE!!! I was in the Five College district last week and the wireless was phenomenally fast.

Alternatively, could we borrow ethernet cords? Put it on our cards and borrow them out? I could help supply by getting the one thousand ethernet cords from the recycling center back to the library.

From Daniel

Why is wireless slowest when everyone needs it?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Why does the wireless not work in the library when there are more people (between 8-11pm) in it? This seems to be when it is slowest or not working at all. During the day, midd_unplugged seems to work the fastest but is slow at that. Why does the library always have such problems with wireless? There are plenty of transmitters/routers mounted around, but I’m looking at a page that has been loading for 7 minutes now, still unsuccessfully. At peak calling hours or during heavy network usage my cell phone does not take a long time to connect via its wireless towers…

From Evan