Archive for March, 2010

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

This was a relatively quiet week, but the ICT program computer lab in Dunn Hall received 12 upgraded PCs.

One of the Chemistry labs also received 2 PC upgrades.

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

The web kiosks in the Barrington Student Union have been upgraded to newer and faster iMacs with 17″ displays offering a much higher resolution.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The Minerva Café Kiosks have been upgraded to 17″ flat panels running at a much higher resolution than the previous models. Being newer displays you’ll notice sharper text and brighter content.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Last week we implemented a configuration change to the Mac operating system preferences that makes your Helios “Home Directory” the default save location.

It is important to realize that this only applies to NEW documents being saved for the first time!  Existing documents opened by double-clicking them will save to their original location (as they always have).

As always, save early and save often!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

This week saw the following improvements to Campus computing facilities:

  • 2 PCs in the Chemistry Computer Lab (Stowell 303) were replaced with newer models.
  • The College Writing Center (Carson 106) received dual-boot iMacs to replace older Macs and PCs.
  • The Sociology/Politics Commons PC was replaced with a newer model.
  • The MacOS DVD Player was updated in the Levitt Center (Merritt Hall).

More on this last item: The first time the DVD Player application is run on the MacOS, you must declare and set the “Region Code” for the DVD player hardware.  While we believed we had set this properly shortly after installing the new iMacs in Levitt (and elsewhere), it was reported to us that it wasn’t working.  The DVD Player software has been reset on most of the iMacs in the Levitt Center as of this writing.  Any stragglers will be updated by the time Spring Break is over.  If you discover any computer anywhere on campus that won’t let you play/watch DVDs, please make a note of the SUNY Potsdam Decal number and report it to the CTS Helpdesk: or x-2083.