Category Archive: General Computing

How to Make a Full Backup of your Mac OS Computer

Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 12:03 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

Backing up your Macintosh computer through Time Machine is super simple.  Apple has a great write-up on the topic which only requires an inexpensive external hard drive which can be purchased from any local or online computer hardware retailer.  Enjoy! https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201250

How to Make a Full Backup of your Windows 10 Computer

Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 11:54 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

I came across this very nice article about backup up a Windows 10 machine.  This can be accomplished with an inexpensive external hard drive from any local or online computer hardware retailer.  Enjoy! https://www.windowscentral.com/how-make-full-backup-windows-10

Chemistry Research Building: IT Information for the move!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, 3:18 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

I would like to use this post to maintain some important information regarding IT and the impending move to the new Building! Card Readers Card readers are currently being worked on by facilities.  Some work, some do not.  We will keep the department updated, and alert everyone via the departmental e-mail list once these are […]

Biology Building: IT Information for the move!

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 3:12 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

I would like to use this post to maintain some important information regarding IT and the impending move to the new Building! Card Readers Card readers are currently being worked on by facilities.  Some work, some do not.  We will keep the department updated, and alert everyone via the departmental e-mail list once these are […]

Hard drive full? This may help!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 2:30 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

Is your hard drive in the red and you have no idea where all that space is being consumed?  We often use the following free programs to interpret this mysterious phenomenon.  These utilize a type of graph called a Treemap, which attempts to visualize the files in blocks.  The larger the block, the more space […]

Easily show the user Library folder in Lion

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, 9:43 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

With the release of Mac OS X Lion, Apple made the decision to hide the user Library folder.  This decision was based on their need to protect the user from accidentally deleting important files needed by various programs as well as the operating system itself.  It became even more necessary for most users with the […]

BMB Order Form Templates

Monday, September 26th, 2011, 1:06 pm MT - posted by Ross Madden

First, a few notes on using the BMB PDF Order form. Adobe PDF Reader or Professional is the required PDF software for this order form. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free at the following URL: http://get.adobe.com/reader An order template is simply a saved copy of the BMB Order form that contains pre-populated data. […]

Office 2010 – ‘Enable Editing’ Settings

Monday, September 27th, 2010, 8:48 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

The new Office 2010 product suite for Windows boasts some new and occasionally frustrating security default settings.  In our environment, where we are working off of lab network drives and Pangea on a daily basis, one particular setting is that of ‘Trusted Documents’ located in the Trust Center.  The default behavior is to ask the […]

32 bit vs. 64 bit – what should I get?

Thursday, September 17th, 2009, 8:50 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

The official Microsoft explanation states that “The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.” (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com) Essentially, what this means is that a 32 bit operating system […]

How can I work from home?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009, 8:52 am MT - posted by Ross Madden

This how to is designed to show users how they can connect to their office computer from home. At the time of this writing these directions will only work if the office computer on campus is a Windows computer. These directions also assume the following: – Power.  You cannot work from home if the power […]