tidBiTS
Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Don t Fear the Reaper

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Posted: October 27, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Every year on Halloween, you're likely to spot at least a few spooky characters roaming around UNB looking to cause the hair on the back of your neck to rise. This year, however, we know of two grim reapers who will be looking to do more than just give you a fright on UNB's Fredericton campus on Halloween day. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 and again from Nov. 7 - 10, two representatives from...

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How to reboot your BlackBerry without touching the battery

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Posted: October 26, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Need to reboot your BlackBerry? No need to remove the battery, just press and hold ALT (left shift) + CAP (right shift) + DEL (Backspace). This shortcut is known as a soft reset and will save you the hassle of removing your BlackBerry case and battery to reboot your device. Resetting your BlackBerry can correct a number of problems with your device such as if the display or an application isn't...

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ITS Staff Favourites Best Nachos in Freddy Beach

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Posted: October 26, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Welcome to the first edition of "ITS Staff Favourites", a new monthly feature in tidBiTS that will let you in on some of ITS Staff's favourite things. From their favourite latte at Starbucks to their favourite phone app, every month 3 staff members will be asked a new question, so keep your eye on tidBiTS because you never know when they'll give a recommendation you want to try. Love nachos? So...

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How to check your Hotmail and connectEd email at the same time

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Posted: October 20, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Students, want to know an easy way to check your Hotmail email and your connectEd email at the same time? If you start a private browsing session in your web browser, you will be able to check your Hotmail even if you're already logged in to your UNB connectEd email.  That's because private browsing stops your browser from keeping track of your recent history, including any accounts you are...

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And the Winners are

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Posted: October 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Congratulations to the winners of the UNB connectEd contest! These students were randomly selected from the 1074 entries received. Top Prizes: James (UNBSJ) - $250 UNB Bookstore Gift Card Bronwyn (UNBSJ) - $250 UNB Bookstore Gift Card Secondary Prizes: Etienne (UNBF) - Microsoft Live@edu Laptop Sleeve Kent (UNBF) - Microsoft Live@edu Backpack Rifat (UNBF) - Microsoft Live@edu Laptop...

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Imaging Print Services for all your printing and copying needs

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Posted: October 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Working on a big project or thesis? Planning a big conference or event? You don't need to leave campus for your professional printing needs – just visit UNB's Imaging & Print Services. Conveniently located in Marshall d'Avray Hall (Room 106), Imaging & Print Services can provide you with high quality printed materials, including: -    Posters & Signage-    Brochures & Booklets-    Envelopes-   ...

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Students are now connectEd

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Posted: October 19, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


The big day has finally arrived! Today during the wee hours of the morning, ITS began migrating 17,070 UNB student email accounts to the new connectEd email service. Now that it's almost the end of the work day, there are only a few migrations left to complete before all student email is moved to connectEd. So just what does connectEd do for you as a student? connectEd gives you the tools you...

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Introducing Ralf Nikkel ITS s October Pet of the Month

ITS

Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


This is Ralf, the newest addition to the Nikkel household. At just about 4 months old, Ralf has 2 operating modes: off (i.e. sleeping) and nuclear (i.e. everywhere at once). He is curious about everything, and will chew anything—typical puppy but exhausting for the family. Ralf knows 'sit', 'down', 'shake', and is working on 'rollover' and 'here' (as in 'come here'—proving to be a challenge)....

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Look out pipsqueak IPv4 there s a new IP boss in town

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Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Did you ever think the world would run out of telephone numbers? Ok, so we might still have a while to go before that happens, but we are getting close to running out of the numbers computers use to talk to each other. Computers don't understand website address names, like www.unb.ca, so they use a "phonebook" to convert that name to a number or address they do understand. The current version...

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Pre-Retirement Reminiscing with Tony Fitzgerald

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Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Tony Fitzgerald, a Senior Developer at ITS, will be retiring at the end of October after over 37 years at UNB. Here is a look at Tony’s career with ITS: Oddly enough, Tony first became interested in computer programming in the spring of 1969 during a 2nd year analytical chemistry course as part of his Physics undergraduate degree. After spending hours on one of his assignments, Tony was...

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T-Minus one week until students get connectEd

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Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Projects


The wait is almost over! Starting next Wednesday (October 19), ITS will begin moving UNB student email over to the new connectEd email service. This migration will be wrapping up on Friday, October 21, so students will be able to access all their new connectEd tools before the kick-off of the weekend. Remember, next week's move to connectEd won't cause any changes to your email address, UNB...

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5 Odd Questions with Tony Fitzgerald

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Posted: October 5, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Name: Tony Fitzgerald What is your job at ITS? My title is "Senior Developer".  I like that because I can pretend I spend my time in the dark with chemicals and film.  In fact, I spend my time in the dark with project specifications and the vague hope that I'm moving in the right direction. In some ways, my job has always been "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose".  When it was hired,...

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Celebrating our Staff October

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Posted: October 5, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


The following ITS staff members are celebrating October anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Pierre Arseneau – 3 yearsIvan Baird – 11 yearsDwayne Brewer – 4 yearsKevin Manuel – 4 yearsTerry Nikkel – 5 yearsBen Steeves – 13 yearsTrevor Thomas – 2 years Thank you for all your hard work!

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Posted: October 5, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Earlier this week, Canada's Minister of Public Safety announced that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. In honour of the occasion, the Government of Canada has started a national public awareness campaign called "Get Cyber Safe" to help spread the word on online security. Think you could use a refresher on cyber safety? Check out the government's Get Cyber Safe Website for tons of...

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ITS Stars on Ice

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Posted: October 5, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


The staff at ITS may not be able to carve up the ice like the guys on the V-Reds hockey team, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun trying. Yesterday a group of ITS staff took a break from their usual lunchtime activities and hit the ice at the Aitken University Centre (AUC) for the first Open Skate of the year. Thanks to some handy Blackberry cameras we were able to capture some of the fun: ...

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Your New UNB Computer - Behind the Scenes

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Posted: October 5, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation, General Interest


Have you ever wondered how the operating system and software gets installed on your new Windows 7 computer before you receive it at your desk? Likely not – because ITS does this for you and you don't have to give it a second thought. ITS does this in an automated and efficient way so that when you receive your computer, it's ready for you to just turn it on and start using it! ITS uses a...

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TechSpeak in Translation - Remote Desktop

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Posted: October 4, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


Remote desktop technology makes it possible to view another computer's desktop on your computer. This means you can open folders, move files, and even run programs on the remote computer, right from your own desktop. Both Windows and Macintosh [and Linux] computers support remote desktop connections, though they use different implementations. Windows XP and Vista both include Remote Desktop as...

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