Technology Training Services
Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology
Held Friday afternoons in Turing Auditorium, Tech Briefings
are informal, interactive seminars on computer-related topics
of interest to the Stanford community. These sessions are
intended for power users, Expert Partners, and those with
IT responsibilities, but are open to everyone faculty,
staff, and students. The Tech Briefings, led by knowledgeable
ITSS staff, run from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. No registration is
required just come on by and learn something new. No
fees. No fuss.
Turing Auditorium is Room 111 of Polya Hall. See this map
to Polya Hall.
The success of these sessions depends on you! Questions from
attendees are strongly encouraged. Topics will be announced
about a week in advance through the techbriefings
mailing list and on this web page.
Because we are presenting emerging technical topics, please
feel free to contact the Tech Briefing coordinator with any
questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns. Call Phyllis
Olrich at 725-1541 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2004 Tech
October 8: No Tech Briefing Today
October 15: OpenLDAP Directory Service
October 22: No Tech Briefing Today
October 29: Scary Computer
November 5: No Tech Briefing Today
November 12: Linux Tools
No Tech Briefing Today - Happy Thanksgiving
December 3: Setting Up a Home Network
December 10: A Windows Desktop Security
Stanford OpenLDAP Directory Service
Come to this overview
of Stanford's OpenLDAP Directory
Service – learn what data is available and how
to retrieve it from the service. We'll give you a
general understanding of when you may want an application
to use data from the directory, and the
various access methods to retrieve
data. These includes Perl, Webauth, Java, command
line binaries, and PHP. Download resources
|Quanah Gibson-Mount, Kristen Murray
is scaring me to death!
Dealing with spam, popup boxes, computer viruses, spyware, and adware.
Spooked by spam? Haunted by popup boxes?
Frightened by computer viruses? Bewitched by spyware
and adware (and what are they anyway)? Mark Branom will
give you some simple "tricks and treats" on
how to deal with those ghoulish computer goblins and
ghosts that we experience every day. Mark recomends
this helpful book – PC
Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About
Your Personal Computer, by Steve Bass, O'Reilly & Assoc.,
2004. Download PowerPoint
Special this week – treats will be served!
Come and learn how to use free open source tools for disk imaging
(similar to Ghost), repartitioning (similar to Partition Magic), backup systems
over the network, and many more utilities. These tools are available on many
Linux bootable CDs. This session will be based on System Rescue CD for x86
Basic familiarity with the Unix/Linux shell is suggested. Some of the information
Darren will cover is included in this
Tech Briefing This Week – Happy Thanksgiving!
Up a Home Network
DECEMBER 3 UPDATE! Kent is sick, so
this Tech Briefing has been rescheduled for January
14, 2005. Mark will still be on hand in Turing to
answer your questions.
Join us as Kent
Reuber and Mark
Branom present some basic info on setting
up home networks on Stanford DSL, Stanford West,
and non-Stanford DSL/cable modems. They'll talk
about the basics of print servers, wireless access
points, and routers. They'll also present some
example home network diagrams that you may want
to follow. They won't be covering specific products – there
are simply too many products out there. They will,
however, give you some recommendations on home
network configurations that can be used with many
different products. The PowerPoint slides for this
presentation are available at http://homenetworking.stanford.edu.
A Windows Desktop Security
Computer security is a complex subject.
But ordinary users of Windows desktop and laptop PCs,
armed with a little knowledge and several powerful
and easy-to-use tools, can protect themselves very
effectively against the vast majority of security threats
on the Internet.
Jay Stamps will cover such subjects as how to avoid
attacks by computer viruses and hackers, good security
practices that won't cramp your style, password facts
and myths; and he'll introduce and demonstrate several
tools available to the Stanford community that help
to lift the burden of Windows security from the shoulders
of those who just want to use their PCs to get some
Download a Jay's PowerPoint presentation
or a PDF of
to Previous Quarters
Click on these links to previous quarters to
see the Tech Briefings/TGIF topics we have presented in the
past. Links to handouts for most presentations are also available
at these sites.
to the Tech Briefings Mailing List
To subscribe to the Tech Briefings Mailing List,
send email to email@example.com
with the message
Is there a particular topic you would like to see presented
as a Tech Briefing? Let us know! We'll do our best to accommodate
So, you're going to give a presentation at an
upcoming Tech Express. Find out what services we provide and
what's expected of you. Refer to this PowerPoint document
Presenters for guidelines on preparing for your presentation.
You will find templates, as well as other useful information
regarding timelines, marketing, and resources.
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