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Animals Using Technology Run-ins with a Roomba

ITS

Posted: March 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Quite often, the wonders of technology completely baffle us as humans, so it’s no wonder that animals find technology confusing (and often intimidating) as well.  Case in point: vacuum cleaning robots. Check out these entertaining videos of pets getting acquainted with their owners Roombas (robotic vacuum cleaners): •    Dog vs. Roomba – This Rumba might have its work cut out for it… •    Cat...

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ITS Staff Favourites Strange Food Combinations

ITS

Posted: March 28, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Hungry, anyone? tidBiTS recently asked three ITS staff members to share one of their favourite food combinations they enjoy that others might find a bit peculiar. Here’s what they had to say: Jennifer Randall (User Analyst) – Saltine Crackers, peanut butter (preferably crunchy) and a piece of cheese stacked together like a sandwich. Sean McDougall (Senior Enterprise Application Architect) –...

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connectEd Faculty and staff your new email calendar file and print services are almost here

ITS

Posted: March 21, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


Faculty and Staff, are you ready to get connectEd? connectEd is UNB’s Productivity Toolkit that offers convenient, secure and reliable email, calendar, file storage, collaboration and messaging tools to support learning, work and research activities at UNB. Made up of a suite of Microsoft products that work for both Mac and Windows computers, your connectEd tools will make scheduling meetings...

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How many mickeys did Mickey Mouse move his Mickey Mouse mouse

ITS

Posted: March 21, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, TechSpeak in Translation


When you hear the word “Mickey”, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is the beloved Disney character with big black ears, but did you know that the term ‘mickey’ can also be used to describe a different kind of mouse? According to Webopedia, a mickey is also the unit of measurement for the direction and speed of your computer mouse. Simply put, one mickey is equal to the smallest...

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Welcome to Keith Rosa and Paul Gamarra

ITS

Posted: March 21, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to Keith Rosa and Paul Gamarra, two students from Eastern College who will be volunteering with ITS over the next  8 weeks as part of their Information Systems Specialist diploma program. While they are here, Keith and Paul will be working with the Computing Response Team (CRT), as well as helping prepare for the upcoming migration of faculty and staff to...

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Half Price Photocopies Every Wednesday at Imaging Print Services

ITS

Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Need to make some photocopies? Save yourself some cash and pay a visit to Imaging & Print Services for half-price Wednesdays! Every Wednesday, Imaging & Print Services offers half price self-serve black and white copying. Whether you’re a student, faculty, staff member or just visiting campus, pop in to either of their locations in Marshall d’Avray Hall (Room 106) or Carleton Hall (Room 109) on...

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ITS s March Pet of the Month Jax Captain Awesome Soucy

ITS

Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Meet Jax, Terry Soucy’s pup and ITS’s ‘Pet of the Month’ for March. Terry’s first choice for a name for Jax was "Captain Awesome", but he was quickly overruled by the rest of the family.  Jax is a combination of Jack (Terry’s daughter Jensen's choice of a name) and Max (Terry’s eldest Noah's choice).  According to Zachary (Terry’s youngest), Jax's middle name is Captain Awesome, so at least one...

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myUNB Portal Kicking Off 2012 with a Bang

ITS

Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, myUNB Portal Project


Did you know? Since the myUNB Portal was first introduced to UNB just over a year ago, it has received close to 8 million visits, including over 1 million visits each in January and February 2012 alone! Check out these impressive numbers showing just how much the myUNB Portal has grown since it first became live on January 11, 2011 (numbers have been rounded to the nearest thousand): January...

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Students Complete a short survey for a chance to WIN 1 of 3 - 150 Gift Cards to the UNB Bookstore

ITS

Posted: March 14, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Students, do you use UNB’s wireless, ResNet, email, computer labs or other IT services? Want a chance to WIN 1 of 3 - $150 UNB Bookstore Gift Cards? A short survey has been created for UNB students about the Technology Services we offer you. Fill out the survey and you will not only have a chance to win a $150 gift card, but also have the opportunity to give us your feedback and ideas on how...

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5 Odd Questions with Ben Steeves

ITS

Posted: March 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Name: Ben Steeves What is your job at ITS? I'm the manager of the Systems and Applications team.  The team keeps the servers up and running and develops software and websites for UNB.  I just try to help them. You just invented the Flux Capacitor and can travel to any time you wish, past or future. What time do you travel to and why? Tough choice.  Either the late 17th century (being a...

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Welcome to ITS s Newest Employee

ITS

Posted: March 7, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to the newest addition to our team, James McManus, who recently joined us as a Client Support Analyst at the ITS Help Desk.James worked with Client Services as a student employee for many years while completing his Bachelor of Computer Science here at UNB, including the last three years which he spent as a student consultant at the ITS Help Desk.  In...

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