Archive for Dan Oachs


I am an associate director of core services at Gustavus Adolphus College where I get to play with technology. Everything from fighting spam with our mailservers to multicasted IPTV over Internet2. There is also some more info about me on my wiki page and my Technorati Profile.

 

 

C in CC Streaming Stats and Bonus Time Lapse Video

  So just how many people watched the first ever live stream of Christmas in Christ Chapel this year?  Well, that is a tough question to answer.  It seems like that should be a pretty straight forward and simple answer.  Just count up the number of requests for the video file from our systems logs […]

 

Perry the Corpse Flower is blooming!

Just in time for Halloween, Perry the Corpse Flower is blooming.  If you can’t make it over to the green house in Nobel Hall you can watch it all unfold live here:  gustavus.edu/perry/

WiFi Network Updates

Since the beginning of spring semester GTS has received a number of complaints about how the wireless/wifi network has been extra slow for them.  Many people mentioned that it was working fine last fall but that this spring it was significantly slower or basically not working for them at all, especially in the evenings. Between […]

New Webmail FAQ

Here are a few common questions we’ve received about the new version of webmail and their solutions. I am unable to login: Please clear your cookies and restart your browser. I liked the way the old webmail worked better. Can I still use the old webmail? You can make the new webmail work like the […]

 

Gustavus ranked #1 for IPv6 usage

According to the statistics gathered by Google, Facebook, and Yahoo, over 75% of our network traffic to their sites is being done over IPv6. This past June, Gustavus Adolphus College joined the World IPv6 Launch network operators list and publicly committed to supporting IPv6 on our campus network to the best of our ability.  So […]

 

Election night and its impact on our network

On a typical night this semester, the internet connection for Gustavus tends to max out at around 450Mbit/s.  But last night was a little different.  Last night was election night 2012 ( also a presidential election year ) and a lot of people were getting updates on the elections via the internet.  As a result, […]

 

2012 Commencement Time Lapse

Want to watch the 2012 Gustavus Commencement ceremony but don’t have 3 hours to spare?  Here you can watch the entire day compressed down to just over 1 minute. This video was created from a series of images captured by the webcam which lives in the stadium press box and provides a view of the […]

Gustavus WiFi network downtime Monday April 2nd

Starting on Monday morning, April 2nd 2012,  GTS will be upgrading the system in charge of the majority of the wireless (WiFi) network on campus.  For short periods of time the wireless network will be unavailable.  Anyone who needs to maintain a solid network connection during this time is encouraged to plug in with an […]

 

2011 Nobel Conference Streaming Statistics

You may have known that Nobel Conference 47 drew thousands of people to Gustavus this week, but you probably didn’t know that there were also a lot of people watching the event live online. The graph to the right shows the number of concurrent video streams we were serving from our live streaming system.  The […]

 

Watch the Nobel Conference Live

Can’t make it over to Lund Center to watch the Nobel Conference in person?  Watch it live on your computer or smart phone where ever you happen to be. Live video will begin Tuesday morning October 4th 2011. Visit the Nobel Conference website to learn more about this years conference.