Friday, February 27, 2009

Midi Keyboard in the Lab!

Almost exactly one year ago, I asked if anybody wanted a midi keyboard for the lab. And the answer was yes. So in a less-than-timely manner, we finally have one. And check out the awesome sign (now also hanging on the wall of the lab) that Sarah made for it:

There is also a (better) midi keyboard upstairs in the recording room in the Ormandy Listening Center on the 4th floor of Van Pelt Library.

Monday, February 23, 2009

400gb portable hard drive deal

Hey guys. Another great hard drive deal. This time, it's a 400GB portable USB 2.0 drive for only $99 from

Check out the details here:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Print from your own Laptop

You can now print to the computers in the library from your own PC or Mac laptop. Instructions are here:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Subjects Needed for a Study on VISUAL SELF-PERCEPTION on SECOND LIFE

This study seeks to compare the visual self-perception of one's face with the visual perception of one's observers. Subjects will be asked to create Second Life avatars of an unknown subjects based on the subject's photographic image. Second Life is used as a form expressing the visual perception of individuals who are presented with the same subject. Time involved is about 1 hour.

If interested, please contact Ashley Templeton at

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Encoding Video for PowerPoint

Thanks to Shawn Zamechek at SAS Multimedia Services (MMS) for this great video tutorial on how to rip a video clip from DVD and encode/embed it for PowerPoint. Shawn uses 2 pieces of software in the video--Handbrake and Quicktime Pro. We have both on all of the Macs here in the lab. You can actually download Handbrake for free (Mac or PC). QuickTime Pro will cost you $29.99 to download from Apple, also for Mac or PC. Shawn provides links to both on the tutorial webpage:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

This is a useful piece about using Facebook's privacy settings to protect you. It's worth a read for anybody who uses Facebook.