Archive for 2009

Possible Internet Outage Friday Dec. 18th **( Rescheduled for the 22nd )**

*** UPDATE *** At 2:15 Thursday I received word that our ISP has rescheduled the maintenance for December 22nd instead. I just received a notice from our upstream ISP that they will be performing emergency fiber repair on the fibers Gustavus uses to connect to the internet. The maintenance is scheduled to being on Friday […]

Explanation for last nights internet outage

Last night our ISP ( Hickorytech ) needed to relocate the fiber that our internet connection travels on due to road construction. We were notified last week that there would be a “loss of service for up to one hour during the window” with the window being from 12:00am until 6:00am, October 13th. Being a […]

Panoramic Photos of Gustavus

Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the roof of Olin Hall? Or maybe search for faces in the crowd of the 2009 Nobel Conference? We have uploaded those zoomable panoramas as well as others such as the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library and a beautiful view of the Eckman Mall on a […]

2009 Nobel Conference Time Lapse

Well, it is the beginning of October here at Gustavus Adophus College and that means it is Nobel Conference time. Just like last year, we took images of the entire conference from one of our webcams and combined them into a single time lapse video. Watch the video. For those who are interested, I have […]

How to watch the Nobel Conferece

There are many ways to watch this years Nobel Conference on your computer. If you are on campus and have a wired network connection you can view this stream or try going to If you are on campus and have a TV connected to cable, you can watch the Nobel Conference on channel 7. […]

Phishing victim prevents Gustavus from sending to hotmail

Recently one of our users gave their password to someone else either by e-mail or by following a link to a non gustavus site. As a result, Hotmail and are both blocking mail from Gustavus. Unfortunately , Microsoft does not give us any ability to lift the ban and we have to wait for […]

Single Sign On (SSO) for Google Calendar and Moodle

As of this morning, if you log in to Google Calendar you will also be logged into Moodle and vice versa. This should allow for easy integration between Google Apps and Moodle Courses. For example, the Google Calendar events we populate for student’s schedules can have a link to the Moodle course in them, and […]

Commencement 2009 Time-lapse

As per the tradition started a few years ago by Matt Dobosenski, this years Commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 31st 2009 was captured by time-lapse. If your computer can handle it, take a look at our highest quality video stream. If that version is too much for your computer to handle, there is a […]

Another round of phishing email

This morning many of our users woke up to find their inbox had been invaded by a number of email messages asking them to verify their email account. This is just a quick reminder to say that no one associated with Gustavus sent that message.  An easy test to do is to read the […]

Wireless Internet demand in unexpected places met

We have a goal of covering every building on campus with wireless network access. We aren’t quite there yet and we occasionally get requests for wireless access points to cover parts of campus that we haven’t covered yet. Sometimes those requests are for places we never would have thought of as “places someone would want […]