‘Blogroll’ Category

New faster wireless in some buildings on campus

Over the summer, Gustavus Technology Services’ Core Services staff installed new wireless access points in several buildings on campus. The new access points should be faster and be able to scale better to handle more computers using our wireless system. The new access points have been installed in: The Library Old Main Nobel Hall Carlson […]

Gustavus is IPv6 Enabled

Gustavus’s network is now IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) Enabled. The main difference between regular IPv4 and IPv6 is the number of internet addresses possible. The internet is about two years from running out of IP addresses. IPv6 solves those problems. In fact, Gustavus alone has FAR more IPv6 addresses than there are IPv4 addresses […]

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 […]

Time-lapse of Ice Rink Replacement

Ice Rink Time-lapse This is a time-lapse video of the Don Roberts ice rink going from the final stages of the 2008 Nobel Conference to the newly repaired ice rink. Earlier this year the cooling system failed and had to be replaced. In this video you can see the removal of the old cooling system […]

Visitor Stands on the Move

The new stadium has really been taking shape the past couple of weeks. Just a few days ago they moved the visitor stands from the old field location to the their home as part new stadium. We captured some images of the move and put together a couple of time lapse videos. This video is […]

Bittorrent From Only Internet2

As you may have noticed, our connection to the Ineternet is often quite busy. In addition to our connection to the “Commodity Internet,” Gustavus also has an extra fast connection to Internet2 which connects colleges, universities, and research institutions on a very fast network. While our Internet connection is very busy most of the time, […]

ISP Internet Maintenance Tonight

Our ISP ( HickoryTech ) is going to be performing maintenance on their internet connection tonight starting at midnight and lasting a few hours. You may notice a few brief internet service interruptions during this time.

Even easier way to call your room for free

This week it got even easier to have your friends and family call your dorm room phone number for free. Just last week I mentioned how easy it was to call Gustavus phone numbers from any internet connection in the world by using a SIP based VoIP phone. Well, the company that gives away the […]

Call your room phone for free

Gustavus has now joined the likes of MIT, Harvard, Yale, and many others in having campus phones reachable simply by dialing a users email address. The inspiration for this comes from the Internet2 SIP.edu working group. The end result is that you can now tell your family and friends that they can call your room […]

Webmail Issues Tonight

A little before 11:00pm tonight, one of our webmail systems started to have a problem. The other webmail server unfortunately was unable to handle the load all by its self and started to die as well. At around 11:30pm both webmail servers were back up and operational again.