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Fall 2014

 


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8/13/2014 *New*
All Windows stations now prepared for the new Fall term
7/16/2013
All Windows stations in the computer lab now upgraded to Windows 7!
6/24/2013
CTL3 was upgraded to Windows 7 along with adding a new photo scanner
6/17/2013
CTL4 was upgraded to Windows 7. Please let Steve know of any issues resulting from this change.
5/28/2013
CTL2 was upgraded to Windows 7. Please let Steve know of any issues resulting from this change.
5/13/2013
CTL1 was upgraded to Windows 7; this is a test for the upcoming lab upgrade this summer. Please let Steve know of any issues.
1/3/2013
All Windows machines have been readied for the Spring 2013 term
1/9/2012
All Windows machines have been readied for the Spring 2012 term
8/16/2011
All Windows computers were updated for the Fall 2011 term
2/17/2011
Various updates applied to lab Windows machines
12/17/2010
All Windows machines have been readied for the Spring 2011 term
12/16/2010
Windows computers are being updated for the Spring 2011 term
5/28/2010
All Windows computers were updated for the Summer 2010 term
12/16/2009
All Windows computers were updated for the coming Spring 2010 term
12/15/2008
All Windows machines have been replaced with new computers.
7/2/2008
The CTL graphics station has been upgraded (via a not new but much better computer).
5/21/2008
The CTL is now operational in room 1012.
5/7/2008
Preparations are under way to move the CTL to room 1012.
12/26/2007
Various software updates applied to CTL Windows workstations.
5/21/2007
Various software updates applied to CTL Windows workstations.
12/28/2006
Various software updates applied to CTL Windows workstations.
11/14/2005
All CTL Windows machines have now been upgraded to Windows XP and most have had disk protection implemented. The goal is to have disk protection on all machines by year's end.
10/25/2005
CTL8, CTL9 and CTL10 have been upgraded. A reboot is scheduled for 3am each morning which will discard all changes. Make sure you keep copies of work on removable media.
10/12/2005
CTL4, CTL5 and CTL6 have now been upgraded. Like station 2, a reboot will discard all changes. Make sure you keep copies of work on removable media.
9/27/2005
CTL2 upgraded as well. To protect against malware infection, this computer has been configured to discard all changes to the hard drive at reboot. To ensure against file loss, make sure you have saved your files to removable media. USB flash drives are highly recommended. The machine is automatically rebooted for maintenance at 3 am each morning. If tests go well, this model may eventually be used throughout the lab.
9/21/2005
CTL1 upgraded to Windows XP with Office 2003.
9/12/2005
New computer with Arc-GIS software coming to the lab--to replace CTL11
5/1/2005
Installed USB extension cables on Windows machines to facilitate easy access for flash drives
12/28/2004
CTL3 is now running Windows XP and Office 2003. Please let Steve know of any problems. If successful, there will be a slow roll-out of the new configuration across all lab machines over the next few months.
11/19/2004
The CTL is being migrated to the new UFAD system and the lab will be unavailable until sometime Monday the 22nd. Please plan your usage accordingly!
11/25/2003
The 250MB Zip drive on CTL4 failed and was replaced.
7/21/2003
The old HP 8000 printer will be removed. To avoid problems be sure to make the 4300 your default: click the Start button, select Settings, and double-click on Printers; then right-click "HP LaserJet 4300 PCL" and select "Set as default printer".
5/19/2003
A new HP 4300TN printer has been deployed in the CTL and is available for immediate use.
3/27/2003
Endnote upgrade completed. It is now on CTLM, CTL1, CTL2 and CTL3.
3/6/2003
Endnote has been upgraded to version 6 on CTLM. After testing, this will be done on CTL1-3 as well.
1/3/2003
Since a recent Gatorlink server upgrade, versions of Eudora above 5.0 display an SSL error like "configured to reject exchange key length 0 and exchange key is -1". The workaround for this problem is as follows: Open Eudora/Go to Tools, then Options/Click the Checking Mail icon/Set "Secure Sockets when Receiving" to "Never"/Click OK/Close Eudora/Open Eudora again.
12/10/2002
The CTL is reserved for training purposes from 8:00 AM until noon. The room will not be available for general use during this time.
9/30/2002
Faulty HP scanner replaced by new Epson scanner on CTLg.
9/16/2002
IE 6 SP1 plus other security updates applies to all the lab's Windows stations.
7/30/2002
Numerous security updates were completed to all the lab's Windows stations.
6/17/2002
The CTL is reserved for use by Dr. Maruniak's class from 8:30 until noon this Monday thru Thursday. Others will be able to quietly use the lab, space permitting.
5/17/2002
Numerous security updates were completed to all the lab's Windows stations.
1/28/2002
Minitab 13 for Windows has been installed on CTL8, CTL9 and CTL10. This statistical analysis program was installed by popular demand.
1/24/2002
Our film recorder has died; a proposal for replacement is being evaluated.
11/20/2001
SAS was upgraded on CTL8, CTL9 and CTL10 to version 8.1
11/14/2001
New slide scanner was installed on the CTLg graphics station to replace previous failed unit.
10/22/2001
Numerous security updates were completed to all the lab's Windows stations.
8/6/2001
New HP DeskJet 930c color printer installed at station CTL6.
7/9/2001
Adobe Photoshop on the CTLg graphics station was upgraded to version 6.0.1, adding Adobe ImageReady 3.0
4/27/2001
Quicktime Pro was updated to version 5.01 on all Windows stations. The color printer on CTL6 was replaced.
4/12/2001
A webpage has been prepared to assist IAEA course participants in learning to use software in the CTL
4/11/2001
Participants in the IAEA Training Course will be sharing our lab for the next 6 weeks. Email help is now available for course participants!
2/13/2001
Email with subject of "Here you have, ;o)" and a worm attachment named annakournikova.jpg.vbs was sent to all grad students. Do not open! Delete immediately.
1/26/2001
Quicktime Player upgraded to the Pro version on all lab Windows machines. Movies can now be edited as well as viewed.
1/3/2001
Updates for Spring 2001 completed: check out the details. Please let Steve know of any problems.
1/1/2001
Began installing updates of Eudora, DirectCD, Easy CD Creator, Aladdin Expander, and IrfanView. Also am installing Real Player 8 Basic, and PowerArchiver--a freeware file compression utility.
12/29/2000
Faulty memory chip replaced on CTL9
9/13/2000
Check out new CTLfaq on Why is Eudora telling me there is a remote instance running?
8/21/2000
A solution has been found to the problem of WordPerfect not running under most CTL accounts. The solution must be applied to each account individually. Although this process has begun, it is time consuming and may take several days. Please see Steve Lasley if you are a WordPerfect user and wish to be given priority in this process.
8/12/2000
The CTL's new Windows 2000 machines were rolled out all last night and this morning in a marathon session. Hundreds of hours of planning come to fruition!
8/9/2000
The upcoming replacement of the CTL Mobile computer will mean that this station can no longer utilize our old Epson projector. This essentially obsoletes the Epson except for those providing their own laptops.
8/1/2000
Began moving in new monitors for the CTL Windows stations.
7/22/2000
Maintenance performed on CTL server.
6/21/2000
The slide scanner is back from repair and ready for use.
6/12/2000
The slide scanner is malfunctioning again and has been sent away for warranty repair. Expected repair time: about 2 weeks.
5/24/2000
Reconfigured CTL6 to fix reported operational problems and to apply latest software updates.
5/10/2000
Reconfigured CTL12 to fix file corruption/deletion and to apply latest software updates.
5/4/2000
UF Bug Tutorials added to CTL3, accessible via Start button menu.
4/13/2000
Gatorlink e-mail can now be accessed via the web at "http://webmail.ufl.edu"
4/3/2000
Omnipage optical character recognition scanning software on CTLgrafx upgraded to version 10.0. Please let Steve know of any problems.
3/31/2000
The RAM on all the lab Gateway machines was doubled to improve application performance.
3/8/2000
The slide scanner is back from repair and ready for use.
3/4/2000
The tape backup capacity of the CTL server was successfully increased by a factor of 5x.
2/18/2000
Our new slide scanner has a malfunction and is being returned for repairs. More details as available…
2/10/2000
Larger drives installed on CTL8, CTL9, CTL1 and CTL2 to prevent out of space problems. Various fixes and updates were applied at this time.
2/2/2000
Come check out the new scanners on CTLgrafx! Please let Steve know of any problems or concerns.
1/31/2000
The CTLgrafx station will be unavailable Monday and Tuesday. It is being configured with new scanners and software.
1/20/2000
New slide scanner and new desktop scanner on order for the Windows graphic station, CTLg. The lab is also getting a new iMac specifically for molecular biology teaching.
1/12/2000
Dr. Frank's "primer on writing a scientific paper or dissertation" has been updated
1/7/2000
The Computer Teaching Lab will be closed Friday night at 8 pm until 10 am Saturday due to a planned power outage to the building. Please plan your usage accordingly.
12/8/1999
Our Microtek Slide Scanner on station CTLg is not working. Replacement bulbs are being ordered to see if that fixes the problem.
11/19/1999
Insect slideshows now available from the Entomology Applications windows on those stations having Irfanview (currently CTL1, CTL2, CTL4, CTL5, and CTL8-CTL11).
11/8/1999
CTL stations 1 and 2 were updated. Applications added include IrfanView32, a free multimedia and graphics file viewer utility, and ZipCentral, a free zip and unzip utility. ImageCast 3 was installed to facilitate drive management and restoration.
11/3/1999
Replaced faulty floppy drive on CTL4.
10/28/1999
CTL stations 4, 5 and 11 were updated. Applications added include Procite 4.0.3, IrfanView32, a free multimedia and graphics file viewer utility, and ZipCentral, a free zip and unzip utility. ImageCast 3 was installed to facilitate drive management and restoration.
10/21/1999
CTL stations 8, 9 and 10 were updated. Applications added include IrfanView32, a free multimedia and graphics file viewer utility, and ZipCentral, a free zip and unzip utility. ImageCast 3 was installed to facilitate drive management and restoration.
10/1/1999
There's a new CTLfaq on "Where can I find a primer on writing a scientific paper or dissertation?"
9/17/1999
CTL printer jamming on tray 3. Warranty repair is scheduled for early next week. In the meantime, please keep this tray empty.
9/13/1999
Check out the new CTLfaq on "How do I use the department's computer projectors?"
9/6/1999
Computer lab was closed all day to permit a complete backup of accounts and restoration to a new larger disk volume.
9/3/1999
Problems with CTL12 traced to faulty floppy drive; problems now resolved.
8/13/1999
Added new method to "Contact the CTL Staff" with user messages being both emailed and stored in a database.
8/10/1999
Added method for viewing "New additions to the CTL Software" within the CTL Software Directory.
8/9/1999
Software and configuration changes made to CTLgrafx. PhotoShop upgraded to 5.0.2, CorelDraw to 8.433, DeltaGraph to 4.05d, and Microsoft Internet Explorer to 5.0.
8/6/1999
CTLfaq table of contents now ordered by frequency of access with recent (within 1 month) additions/revisions given top billing and marked as "new".

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