Michele Mondella

Retail Associate In the Middlebury College Bookstore at the Apple Desk handling most Apple sales and questions. Dial 802.443.2038 for Questions.

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.From all of us at the College Bookstore in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

“The Hope of a secure and livable world lies with the disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”

Martin Luther King Jr., “Strength to Love”

Apple Tip- The Kernel Panic

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We have been bombarded with movies that indicate the possibility of computers running themselves and the world around them like the movie Terminator and then there was The Matrix and then AI. There are rare times with your Mac when you may think there is a “ghost in the machine”.  Your Mac may just restart itself, or spontaneously shut down or become unresponsive (of course, this only happens when you haven’t yet saved important data).  This reaction may indicate a Kernel Panic which is your Mac’s way of signifying that a problem is occurring or “I give up”, hence the shutdown.  The Kernel Panic is not software related; it is from a hardware and/or an external related problem.  There are many variables with hardware/external related issues that could result in the Kernel Panic from defective RAM, corrupt drivers,  hard disk corruption or possibly even  a loose Airport Card.

Software Update  Apple is always stressing the point that often times, issues with your Mac can be avoided simply by updating your software when prompted to.  These software updates may not help you avoid the Kernel Panic, but some do help improve how your Mac deals with issues because they are designed to help alleviate problems by improving your Mac’s tolerance for external issues. Steps to take long before you know there is a problem, for instance- when you get that annoying prompt “Updates Available”.  

So yet again, I jump on the Soapbox and reiterate the importance of performing SOFTWARE UPDATES when necessary.

If you have a Mac with OX S Mavericks or an older operating system like Mountain Lion, Lion or an earlier version, you can get a general idea of what kind of symptoms to look for at the link provided below.  But be forewarned that Apple would now like Mac owner’s to follow the protocol to have a certified Mac Technician or Genius Bar at an Apple Store look at your Mac to determine exactly why the Kernel Panic is happening.  The Troubleshooting instructions found on the link below to determine the source of the Kernel Panic on your Mac is now NOT Recommended by Apple. Simply use this link to determine if a Kernel Panic did occur.

Apple Support

In summary,

        I.            first and foremost- UPDATE SOFTWARE, which in the long run, may help you avoid issues from happening with your Mac.

      II.            A Kernel Panic happens as a result of your computer signifying a problem is occurring which would likely be from external sources not from a software related issue.  

    III.            Last but not least, this also signifies that you need to bring your Mac in to see a specialist, a Certified Apple Technician.

Our Certified Apple Technician to handle all customer Mac issues is Ark Lemal , who can be reached at 802/318-4657 or in the College Bookstore- Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.

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Emerging J-Term Trends

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ProvenWe wanted to remind everyone the importance of layering when the temperatures dip below 20 degrees. A necessary layer designed  for moisture wicking which helps pull any moisture you build up exercising or just walking, off your skin and away from the body to prevent getting chilled.

This Proven Mock 1/4 Zip at left, by Under Armour does just that. Made to be lightweight, it is the perfect layer.

Ash

 

 

 

Add a layer of heavyweight warming material like this Ash Sport Weave Crew to get the ultimate in warmth. This is especially necessary when temperatures reach below 0.

Contigo

 

Complete your efforts to stay warm with a mug that is designed to keep your hot beverage warm for up to 4 hours. This Contigo Travel Mug with an auto-seal lid  is spill-proof and is a great tool to keep warm on the inside as well.

Stop in or visit our website below.

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College Bookstore Reminder

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Happy HolidayWe would like to remind everyone that we will be closing at Noon Friday, December 20th!

From all of us at the College Bookstore-

Wishing you Peace, Joy and Love for the Holidays!

Bookstore Holiday Savings

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HolidayABookstore Holiday Savings

Daily Schedule December 9th-15th

Holiday1  Monday- 25% of your entire purchase of clothing and gift ware – Daily drawings!

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Holiday2Tuesday- 20% off your entire purchase of clothing and gift ware – receive an additional 10% off of one item with a donation of pet food for Homeward Bound or non-perishable item for HOPE. – Daily Drawings

Vermont  Wednesday- VERMONT DAY!! – 20% off our local and Vermont made products. Daily Drawings

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Thursday 8:30-5pm  20% off your entire purchase of clothing and gift ware – Daily Drawing!

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Holiday6Thursday 5-7pm- Come join us for cookies and juice – LIVE Mannequin Modeling – FREE gift wrapping and 30% off your entire purchase of clothing and gift ware – Daily Drawing!

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Holiday7Friday- 25% off of your entire clothing and gift ware purchase – Daily Drawing!

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Holiday8 Saturday- Stop in to the bookstore for 25% off of your entire clothing and gift ware purchase!

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Holiday9Sunday- 25% off of your entire clothing and gift ware purchase!

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Come over and join the Holiday Festivities!

Apple iPad Workshop

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iPad in Education Workshop

 

 

Please join us as we engage in a conversation and demonstration about the possibilities of iPad in Higher Education with Apple Systems Engineer, Lars Ljungholm on Monday, December 9th.

The Link below will allow you to sign up for a morning 10:00 AM – noon workshop or an afternoon 2:00 – 4:00 PM workshop.

iPad in Education Workshop

Brought to you by LIS and the College Bookstore.

iPad in Education!

Apple Desk Quick Tip!

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Holiday Savings

Saving Money!

Did you know that when you purchase a Panther Rewards Bookstore Gift Card for $250, $500, $750 or $1,000, your Gift Card comes with money added on it automatically- FREE?  For instance, if you purchase a $500 Panther Rewards Gift Card, you get $15 added to it.  You can then turn around and use this Gift Card to purchase an iPad Air (example)  for that special someone and use that additional $15 as savings on the iPad!

Two wonderful things are accomplished with buying smart- first, you save money- bonus, then you are appreciated for your thoughtful gift- double bonus!

 Buy smart, get savings with a Panther Rewards Gift Card.

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