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September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing-Consequences
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

Goodbye Sweet Hall Consulting

The Consulting Desk on the second floor of Sweet Hall was officially retired on July 1, 2004.

Responding to budget requirements, and to the University's desire to create "one stop shopping" for everyone's computing questions and problems, the Sweet Hall Consulting service was moved from Sweet Hall and merged with the rest of the ITSS Help Desk team. (See also "ITSS Streamlines Its HelpSU Service" in this issue.)

No aspect of Unix consulting will go away. The student consultants will of course take their expertise to the dorms. Unix questions will still be fielded, in most cases, by the same Help Desk staff members you dealt with in Sweet Hall. Paper documentation that supported many of the Stanford Unix system's resources is now available on line at http://unix-docs.stanford.edu/ . And, as always, you can get your Unix questions answered from anywhere on campus via the web at http://helpsu.stanford.edu/ , or call the Help Desk directly during business hours at 725-HELP (725-4357).

Note that the consultants will no longer be able to deal with printing or hardware issues in person. Fortunately, since Stanford brought Sweet Hall printing policies in line with those of other campus computing clusters, the load on Sweet Hall printers has dropped tremendously. Hardware will be repaired when necessary, just as always. (For more information about changes in Sweet Hall printing now that the Help Desk has been retired, please see "Printing in Sweet Hall" in this issue.)