Author Archives: Calvin Tong

Sending email to a mailing list or yourself through Google Apps

This past summer, all HMC students email accounts were migrated from Zimbra (mailbox-02) and onto Google Apps.  You may also know that we are currently migrating faculty email accounts from Zimbra (mailbox-01) to Google Apps as well. Early on in the migration, we received reports from students that when they send emails to their own […]

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“new iPad” available for loan

For a while now, rumors had been floating around about the third generation iPad.  Some sites claimed to have received a leaked screen with resolutions of 2048 by 1536.  There were also other sites with photos claiming to be of the new processor in the iPad.  The biggest mystery, though, was what it would be […]

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Kinect for Windows available for loan

When you hear about the Xbox Kinect, you probably think about interactive video games on the Xbox 360, such as Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, or Dance Central.  But did you know that the Kinect, as an advanced motion sensing device, can be used for non-gaming applications such as robotics, academic research, medical use, rehabilitation centers, and […]

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Working with Professor Kerry Karukstis on Prof S.O.S.

You may have heard or read the news about Professor Kerry Karukstis’ faculty-assistance program called Prof S.O.S., where S.O.S. stands for “student-offered support”.  Essentially, HMC faculty are given an easy way to get student assistance for an occasional or short-term project or task.  You can read more about Prof S.O.S. at:  http://www.hmc.edu/profsos/ Faculty fill out […]

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Visit to Reed College

In mid November, I visited Reed College in Portland, Oregon, to learn about their user support program, their procedures and processes, and to meet the IT staff there.  If you haven’t heard of Reed College, it is a private, liberal arts college in Southeast Portland with about 1400 undergraduate students. Learn more about Reed College […]

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Two high-performance workstations coming to the Learning Studio

The computers in the CIS computer labs (Sprague first floor and second floor of the LAC) were configured with mid to high range components during the time of their purchase.  The iMacs and Dell desktops have Core 2 Duo processors, between 2 to 4 GB of memory, large hard drives, and mid-range video cards.  Some […]

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Fall Semester 2011 Reminders

Dear faculty, Here are a few reminders about IT services for the Fall semester. 1) CIS Help Desk The Help Desk is now located in the southeast corner of the Learning Studio on the ground floor of Sprague. Hours are 8am-5pm, including lunch hour. Call us at (909) 607 7777 1) Course mailing lists You […]

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CIS Help Desk moves to Sprague 1st Floor

As you may know, CIS moved from the basement of Parsons up to the 5th floor of Sprague this summer.  It was a big move, and we are mostly settled in.  Everyone is welcome to come up to take a look at our space (and our view!).  You can see the construction of the new […]

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Bite of Learning: Backing Up Your Digital Data

In early April, I presented at a Bite of Learning on the topic of backups, titled “Backing Up Your Digital Data”. Many important files are stored on computer hard drives these days.  For example, you may have irreplaceable photos or videos, important financial documents, and so on. A lot of home consumers consider their computer […]

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CIS deploys new copiers

Last week, CIS replaced the Canon copiers located in Platt (in front of the Registrar’s office) and Kingston 138 with two Sharp MX-4101Ns as the replacement copiers.  These copiers are color, full-featured copiers with duplexing, saddle-finishing, stapling, extra large paper trays, and scanning-to-PDF functions. There is no charge for scanning. You can also print directly […]

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