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Server updates on 2013dec18 were successful

The departmental servers are working fine after the updates.

The updated firefox that is now on coxeter is able to view PDF files within a tab.  If you prefer you can still use a different viewer (for example, okular) for PDF files by choosing this at:

Edit -> Preferences -> Applications -> Portable Document Format (PDF)

Blackboard outage (Dec 20 to Dec 22) during winter break

Major maintenance has been scheduled for the UofT Portal between 5:00 p.m. on Friday December 20th and the evening of Sunday, December 22nd 2013.

During this time The Learning Portal and Blackboard Collaborate will be unavailable.  Services will be restored once work is completed and may be available sooner.

For more information, please visit http://uoft.me/portalstatus

New wireless laser pointer for the Seminar Room – Update

It seems that someone has accidentally taken the USB wireless receiver for the wireless laser pointer in the Seminar Room. Without the USB wireless receiver the laser pointer can no longer be used to switch pages of a presentation.  If you find the receiver please bring it to the front desk.

UTmail+ outage this weekend

The University’s email system for students, called UTmail+, has a scheduled service outage this weekend. After clicking on the UTmail+ link on the University’s system status page (http://www.systemstatus.utoronto.ca/) you will currently see:

The service outage will begin on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. with service restored on or before Sunday, October 13.

The departmental email will not be affected (except if you try to mail to an address like u...@mail.utoronto.ca of course).

University Networking Problems

The University’s wireless networking is currently experiencing problems and there was also a problem with a core router that isolated our department from the rest of the world until about 12:45pm today.  The latter problem seems to be fixed now, although connections to the University mail servers remains spotty.

MATLAB sessions on Wednesday September 4, 2013

Complimentary MATLAB seminars for educators, academic researchers and students at the University of Toronto have been scheduled:

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Location: Bissell Building, Room 205
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The event features two technical sessions presented by MathWorks engineers:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Session 1: An Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB
Learn how to acquire, analyze and visualize data through mathematical, statistical and engineering functions.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Session 2: Parallel Computing with MATLAB
Learn how to solve computationally and data-intensive problems using multicore processors, GPUs, and computer clusters.

View the complete session descriptions and register at: http://www.mathworks.com/seminars/TorontoSept4.

New wireless laser pointer for the Seminar Room (BA6183)

A Kensington Wireless Presenter Pro with Green Laser Pointer in now in a small black carrying case in the drawer beneath the computer in the Seminar Room (BA6183).  The USB wireless receiver is stored inside the pointer (on the top near the back; there is a small indentation for pulling it out with one’s finger).  Please be careful with the receiver when plugging it into computers; if it breaks then the pointer will be much less useful.

This pointer has an on/off switch on the side and four buttons.  The top button is for the laser pointer, the left for Previous, the right for Next, and the bottom is supposed to turn the screen off, but this doesn’t always work.

(Image from the publically available Instruction Guide for the pointer.  If Kensington has any copyright concerns about this image then please let us know and it will be removed.)

Currently there is information about this pointer on the Kensington website at this URL.  As always with any laser, do not stare into the beam or shine the light into other people’s eyes.

mailserver and coxeter restart delay

coxeter and the mail server are taking somewhat longer to restart due to a longer time being spent expanding the filesystem size for the mail server.  Further updates will be posted when time estimates are available.  We expect these machines to be back up before 7pm.

MATLAB sessions on Tuesday June 18, 2013

The Licensed Software Office would like to pass along the following invitation.

Faculty, staff, researchers and students are welcome to join us at complimentary MATLAB seminars at the University of Toronto:

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Location: 1180 Auditorium (Bahen Centre for Information Technology (BA))
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Our event features two technical sessions presented by MathWorks engineers:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Session 1: Image Processing with MATLAB
Learn how MATLAB and the Image Processing Toolbox can provide a flexible environment to explore design ideas and how to create unique solutions for imaging systems.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Session 2: Optimization in MATLAB
Learn to set up and run optimizations using MATLAB and discuss how to choose the best solver for an optimization problem.

View complete session descriptions and register at mathworks.com/seminars/UT2013.

 

MATLAB sessions on Wednesday May 1, 2013

A complimentary MATLAB training seminar for educators, academic researchers and students at the University of Toronto has been scheduled.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Location: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Lecture Theatre, 550 University (Avenue) Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

>>REGISTER NOW

Our event features two technical sessions presented by a MathWorks engineer:

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Session 1: Medical Image Processing with MATLAB
Learn how you can use MATLAB to acquire, process, and analyze medical images.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Session 2: Optimizing and Accelerating Your MATLAB Code
Learn simple ways to optimize and accelerate the execution speed of your MATLAB code.

View complete session descriptions and register at mathworks.com/seminars/UTMay1.