(Campus)Lifehacker: Wireless printing to PAWPrints

Long gone are the days of waiting in line to use the printing station in Faunce. Apparently, we’ve been able to print wirelessly to PAWPrints all along. All it takes is a download or two, tweaking your system preferences, and, voilà, wireless printing is a go. Check out the high production value videos (see below) and written instructions to find out the full details. Now, every printing excursion can be stress free, that is, unless the printer’s broken…

FlogDailyHerald: The CIT


First of all, before I start this Flog, I would like to say that there are many great things about the Thomas J. Watson, Sr., Center for Information Technology. I am grateful that the University has provided such an institution, that the CS department that the CIT represents is so excellent, and that both the equipment and the inhabitants people are great. However, some things about the building itself just don’t make sense…

The Sunlab

First of all, the Sunlab is a misnomer in two senses. First, and most obviously, there is no sun in the Sunlab, which is somewhat depressing for those of us who live work there. Second, the Sunlab was named after Sun Microsystems, because all of the computers in the Sunlab are built by Sun Microsystems. Err, were—those computers were replaced. Also, this upcoming January will be the fourth anniversary of Sun Microsystems’ acquisition by Oracle. Meaning that the namesake of the lab hasn’t existed for approximately four years. I guess it’s a nice historical thing? Continue Reading

Got hygiene?

The CS undergraduate listserv received the following e-mail today:

Apparently, men in the CS department, while skilled at video games, aren’t as adept at aiming in real life. Looks like they’re spending too much time in the Sun Lab.