If you are offsite and unable to send email using the Lab’s offsite outgoing mail server, smtp2.lbl.gov, you may have been blocked by a local Internet Service Provider (ISP). ISPs block connections to outgoing mail servers that are not owned by the ISP. An increasing number of ISPs (like SBC, Earthlink, Comcast) are doing this to help stop viruses from sending email out once they've infected a computer on the ISP's network. Read more.
Library Gains Access to 5,000 New Journals
The Lab’s Library has recently gained free access to over 5,000 journal titles through its affiliation with the California Digital Library (CDL) and the Directory of Open Access Journals. This is in addition to the original 1,800 journal titles to which the Library already subscribed. These additional titles are available under the provider’s terms. Some titles might have abstracts only; others might provide full text. Go here to see the full list of journals.
In the networking community, some experts argue that it’s not technology that poses the hurdles, but rather sociology. The Lab’s Distributed Systems Department delves into this area in their next tutorial for LBNL staff: “Collaborative Tools and Sociology,” to be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Perseverance Hall. The session will discuss a number of tools and the sociological aspects of using them to collaborate. Read more.
An increasing number of Windows users at the Lab are running the XP operating system. With XP as a target system, employees can access their work computer from home using an application called Remote Desktop. If your home machine is also XP, everything you need is built in. Read more.
Cingular Offers Free Phones for Lab Users
Lab-approved cellular users who fit the following qualifications may
receive a free phone at no additional cost. Users must be: 1) migrating
their existing cellular service from another vendor to Cingular, 2) upgrading
their Cingular service, or 3) activating a new plan. Two types of free
phones are available to Lab users who have been approved by Division Management.
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