Monday, August 31, 2009

Don't Sneeze so Close to me

Do you see what I did there? I took that Police song "Don't Stand so Close to me" but changed one of the words. Barely clever puns are essential for any news source.

Regardless, H1N1 is going to be a major threat, and I hope to be the biggest fear monger on campus. I currently have 4 bottles of the germ-x that ResLife kindly handed out to us during move-in, and I may even refrain from hi-fiving people (not really, cause that would be super lame).

For reals though, check out the emails and papers you've gotten about the influenza strain that will be most prevalent this year, as it will affect us (those under 25) the most. Also apparently it is also called the "Novel" virus now, but I don't like that name very much. H1N1 is much more threatening sounding I feel.

October 1st is your chance to get a flu shot for only 27$ over in DPC.

If you are sick please don't come to class and kill everyone with your disgusting germs.

Thank you ID card returner

I lost my ID card Sunday morning, and my suitemates told me they found it propped up against the door to our suite. So I guess someone put it there, or I dropped it right in front of our door.

Either way thank you mysterious stranger!

Welcome Back Everyone

Welcome back to school.

Good luck with your studies!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tom Fisher has redeemed himself

Yo check out the new group fitness schedule:

Every week day Yoga from 12-1

Tuesday and Thursday motherfucking aquaaerobics from 6-7

AND THEN extra yoga on wednesdays from 5-6

Oh and Swing Dance right after that from 6-7 on wednesdays.

This is a legit schedule. I think I will try to go to Yoga more this year cause it'll be available more often.

Free Pizza Alert 9/2

For the uninitiated, a Free Pizza Alert is issued whenever there is an opportunity for free food on campus (not always pizza though unfortunately).

So head over to Bruce Davis Theater in Monty at 7:30 on Wednesday for the Theater, Film, and Media Studies Open House. They'll probably have juice, cookies, and other similar items.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

RE: Presidential Search Update from Molly Mahoney 8/26

For real stop teasing us with all these emails and just tell us who the fucking candidates are.

Smell in the Arc

Goddamit Tom Fisher. First you limit the amount that I can play noon time hoops, and now you are making the Arc smell bad! This greatly affects my ability to play noon time hoops because I cannot play at 110% when there is a bad smell.

At least the floors have been redone which is probably really cool but they already seemed to be in good condition.

Also I really like Tom Fisher's email signature, it's just Tom Fisher in big blue lettering.

I love you Tom, I hope to one day meet you/I have probably met you but don't remember what you look like.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Virgin Fest

I don't usually do this, but I'm looking for a ride to Virgin Fest from SMCM on Sunday. Anyone else going?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Campus Center Renovations

They have started painting the campus center balcony stairs. This is awesome. Actually it's weather dependent, and the weather has been very rainy so maybe they haven't yet.

Someone figure this out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Noon Times Hoops

The hours of Noon Time Hoops is getting limited this week.


Volleyball is practicing so you can only play basketball from 12 to 1 from the 21st to the 28th.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Email Phishing Attempts

Another email got sent out about email phishing attempts. I really wonder who is trying to get SMCM student accounts, because I'm not really sure what you could do with them. I guess it is a spammer/scammer that gets email lists for lots of colleges and sends them out.

But secretly I hope that it's a student who is trying to get people's accounts to mess with them. If you are this student trying to mess with people then you should anonymously tell me! Also, I have never gotten one of these phishing emails which saddens me.

It also saddens me that it's called phishing, because it sullies the good name of the band Phish.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bradford Persistent Agent: Electric Boogaloo

I've been discussing this topic with a lot of people over the past week, and it's become something of a cash cow (for real I got 50 hits on my blog on August 6th!, which is a summer record).

Anyway, some of the issues and feelings that people have about this new program include:
  • What about Linux users? (as well as people running old operating systems)
  • How will this affect file sharing?
  • Infringement on privacy.
  • Possibly steal identity/financial information (I don't think this is likely, but I would want to know if it is possible).
  • Will this lead to SkyNet?
Personally I think this is the beginning stage of Skynet. I think that this new program raises a lot of interesting questions, and I'm sure there will be discussions about it in the Fall.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Campus Center Renovations

The Campus Center Balcony and Stairs are getting renovated! This is pretty awesome because the stairs are really stained and disgusting from spilled food, vomit, piss, and hopefully semen as well. Hopefully it will all look a lot nicer now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bradford Persistent Agent REDUX

So I looked into it some more, and it seems like according to this page you need to be running Windows or Mac OS X, which leaves out stuff like Linux. I know there definitely are Linux users at school (they even have an SGA sponsored club!) so I am not sure what they would have to do.

Also, looking at the FAQ for the software, it appears to be able to "enforce campus computer policies", which I believe basically means enforcing campus policies that make file sharing and such illegal, among other things.

I just think it's kinda lame because it requires you to have a program constantly running in order to use the campus Internet, which I don't really like but whatever.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bradford Persistent Agent

We are getting Bradford Persistent Agent on our network. The main goal is to ensure that everyone has antivirus software running, and possibly to curb P2P networks on campus ( I don't know if this is true at all really). I researched the software a bit, and it seems like sometimes it is a nuisance and occasionally messes up, but I think that is to be expected of any software of this type. I'm pretty sure they have this kind of thing at most major Universities, so I don't think it'll be a big deal, but hopefully some students will make a big deal about it because that is usually pretty fun, like last fall with the protest policy (which actually was a big issue and I'm glad other people noticed it).