Archive for the ‘Computers and technology’ Category

Change passwords at a more convenient time

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

A professor’s point of view:  I don’t know if everyone has to change their password by next week but it is possibly the worst time of year in terms of being busy for faculty.  Two weeks later when grades are in would be much smoother I would think.  Just my two cents.

Set the clocks on the computers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Some computers don’t display the right time — it’s confusing!

MS Office on walk-up computers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

We should have Microsoft Office on the walk-up computers.

More support for Vista

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Be more Vista-friendly (it’s not our fault we got stuck with a useless OS).

Update the computers!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

We need the most up-to-date software on the computers.

Better use of printing computers

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Stop Using Printing Computers to AIM with Your Boyfriend! They’re called printing computers for a reason.

Better wireless

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Wireless should work throughout the library…I mean it’s the library!

MS Word on walk-up computers

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

We should have Microsoft Word on the walk-up computers.

More computers please!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The computer lab is a Mac dictatorship…more Dells needed! We should also have more computers in general.

please add a wysiwig editor to the wiki!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Our present wiki — MediaWiki — doesn’t have a wysiwig editor, which means that to do anything with formatting you need to use HTML or wikimarkup, neither of which are very user-friendly. Can we add a wysiwig editor to our installation?

From Mike Roy via Shel Sax

Make ‘go’ links easier to find

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
  • When possible, add a note with the appropriate go/ short-cut to the headers of pages with go/ links, so folks will know how to get there again.
  • Create an easy to find reverse gotionary–and, possibly category directory–of go/links, with all the items that currently have go/links. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what the go/ link could be.

Submitted by: J. Simmons.

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