We are making a slight adjustment to our hours for Sunday, 5/26/13. We will close at 10pm that night, and reopen for normal hours on Tuesday, 5/28/13. We are closed Monday for Memorial Day. All of the staff at The Computer Center wish you a wonderful weekend and a Happy Week 8. You are nearly there!
Computer Center Manager
With the release (and clearly controversial response) to Microsoft’s newest Windows 8 desktop platform, and Apple’s recent stock drop since last September, one might be inclined to think that this could finally be the year where Linux has a legitimate chance to wedge itself into the 21st century marketplace. For those of you who don’t know (or don’t care) what Linux is, you should. … Continued
For some of us, acquiring a new gadget is common practice, and for others it’s a rare delight. Over the past winter break I was lucky enough to receive a shiny new iPad Mini. Being a science student at Evergreen, I’m required to posses a fair level of organization and information retention. I hoped that being able to take notes in a digital fashion … Continued
From the get-go, the makers of Twitter knew that the website’s data would be too big to process, organize, and condense into digestible comprehensive information. So early on, they decided to adopt hashtags in order to categorize tweets quickly. Now when you tweet, it is organized into topics, and any topics with tons of tweets are obvious trends. Simple. Tweetping does something else with … Continued
Campus wikis are in the process of being updated to the latest version of Mediawiki 1.20. In addition to the updated version, we are now using a more mobile friendly theme. To see what the new wikis look like, check … Continue reading
Below is a list of our hours for Evaluation Week and Spring Break. Happy Week 10!
3/17 Sunday: 12pm to 10pm
3/18 – 3/22, Monday through Friday: 7am to 10pm
3/23 & 3/24 Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
3/25 – 3/30 Monday through Saturday: 9am to 6pm
3/31 Sunday 12pm to 12am (Normal Hours Resume)
4/1 Spring Quarter Begins
Valve at the Consumer Electronics Show during the first week of January, Valve and Xi3 revealed a prototype for what they hope will be the new face of gaming: code-name “Piston.” What the Piston project seeks to do is combine a few popular platforms for gaming into one tiny and powerful console, making gaming more centralized and adaptable. Fitting into … Continued
Phishing in this case, means, well, you’re the fish.
There has been a recent uptick in the amount of malicious email spam finding its way into the inboxes of students, staff and faculty. These messages are sent with the sole purpose of stealing important information and by association, gaining access to the people in your contact lists, classes and workgroups. Most of these emails disguise themselves as official communications of the college or one of its many technology related departments. “Webmail Account Upgrade,” or “Account Deactivation” are common keywords. These emails, however, ask for personal information in an attempt to phish from you your email, login, password and even your Social Security Number. Remember that Evergreen will never ask for your username or password and you should never provide it to any webform or email. Ever.
There are several Evergreen departments working to increase email and network security, however, we will never be able to prevent every malicious email or scam from finding its way into your inbox. The best security for the Evergreen network is an informed and cautious populous, who guard their information with great care.
Some tips on keeping your accounts both here at Evergreen and around the internet, secure:
- Never use the same password twice. For example, your Gmail password should not be the same as your my.evergreen.edu password.
- Always use a unique, hardened password with a mixture of letters, symbols and capital letters.
- Keep track of your difficult passwords using a password manager plugin for your browser, such as Lastpass.
- Do not respond to emails asking for private information.
- Call The Computer Center if you have any questions or concerns about your account: 360-867-6227 or help.evergreen.edu
Over the past academic year Computing & Communications has noticed an increase in email phishing attempts on our evergreen.edu email addresses. These emails come in a variety of formats, typically asking you to click on a link and provide login … Continue reading
Evergreen students, staff and faculty have free access to hundreds of online software tutorials at Lynda.com courtesy of Lynda Weinman, ‘76. Evergreen community members can now receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by … Continue reading