Monday, April 27, 2009

Vote for your favorite mashups!

Vote for your favorite mashups! Our annual mashup contest has taken off this year with 33 entries, and for the first time, we are taking online votes at
All entries are linked there with descriptions. Online voting closes on April 30 at 10 am.

Join us at our awards event this Thursday - we will award prizes to the winners selected by our judging panel as well as certificates to the winners of the online voting.

Don't Leave your Project on the Workstation

Hey everyone. Please don't just leave your project files on a workstation in the lab and expect them to be there when you come back the next day. There's nothing stopping anyone else using that machine from deleting things to make room for their own files. And those hard drives do fill up from time to time--particularly at the time of year. Adding "Do Not Delete" does not stop anyone from deleting it.

We will store your files on our networked user storage drive for up to three days at a time, as long as you return to continue working on it. Just ask a lab consultant for help transferring your files before you leave the lab.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Comic Book Contest Winners!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Even cheaper hard drive

This is almost getting ridiculous, how cheap these things are. has a 640GB hard drive for only $66.99 with free shipping. That's TEN CENTS per Gigabyte. That is a CRAZY price for one of the portable drives. I just bought one of the 400GB drives for the same price last week! And *THAT* is still a good price. It's USB only, meaning it doesn't require a power cable at all.

Those of you with large video files should strongly consider getting one of these babies. It should last you your entire time at college, and you can just throw it in your bookbag and go. If nothing else, it's a great backup drive. Most of you will be able to backup your entire laptop several times over on a drive this size.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hawk Cam

Very cool.

You can watch live footage of the hawks that have taken up residence on
the ledge of a Franklin Institute window at:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New Lab Consultants!

We have three new lab consultants, Chase, Janice, and Thomas!

You'll be seeing a lot of them around the lab, so be sure to say hi (and try to go easy on them at first.)