Monday, July 30, 2007

Good Luck Frog

Julia, one of our biggest lab users, brought us back a good-luck frog from her recent trip to Japan. We've put the frog on our bulletin board (and our blog, as you can see), so hopefully the luck will spread to everyone doing work here in the lab.

Lab closed for a class 7/30, 8/1, and 8/2

The lab will be closed this week on Monday, July 30 from 2:30 until 4:30pm, on Wednesday, August 1 from 10 until noon, and on Thursday, August 2 from 2:30 until 4:30 for a class.

Reimaging the Lab

We've started the process of reimaging the workstations in the Digital Media Lab. Basically, this means we wipe everything off the hard drive and replace it with a fresh, updated copy of the software. This means you need to be especially careful right now not to leave your files on the local computer. If you need us to store them for you on our server, be sure to tell the lab consultant on duty so we can make sure they don't get deleted.

One of the most exciting changes that the reimaging process will bring to the lab is that we'll have the Adobe CS3 software. This includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Contribute. We will continue to have the CS2 versions of InDesign and GoLive.

As I write this, only one machine has been updated (4B), but we'll be updating the rest in the coming week or so.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Lab closed for a class

The lab will be closed this week on Wednesday, July 25, from noon to 2pm for a class.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Glossy Paper

I have some good news and some bad news. The BAD news is that we're still out of glossy paper due to a backorder situation with our supplier. The GOOD news is that we should have some more by this Wednesday. Cross your fingers!

Friday, July 6, 2007

We do it just a little bit better

Our lab consultant, Jesse H., just got a new tattoo:

No, you're not seeing things. Yes, that's the old Wawa logo. No, he wasn't drunk when he got it. Yes, if you ask him, he'll show it to you.