Archive for May, 2011

Lay up your treasures in “the cloud”

May 17th, 2011 No comments

As many of you prepare to leave campus for the summer, this is as good a time as ever to consider backing up your files. Geographic diversity – keeping files in multiple physical places –  is a very good idea for your most important files as protection against hard drive failures and natural disasters.  One way to do this is to copy files to a USB drive and take it home (or, for your home files – keep a copy in a locked drawer at work).  Our network drives (H, O, etc) are backed up to tape.  But another way is to back up to “the cloud,” as many people refer to internet-based storage services like Google Docs and Windows Skydrive.  Here’s how: Read more…

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Keyboard Shortcuts

May 3rd, 2011 3 comments

Sometimes learning a few keyboard shortcuts can really save you a lot of time.  Both Windows and Mac users can take advantage of these time-savers.  On your PC keyboard, look for a key that looks like the Windows logo (⊞) between your Control and Alt keys.  On your Mac keyboard, look for the Command key (⌘).  Below are some of our favorites Read more…

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