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Computing Infrastructure Support (CIS)
Computing Support Request
New One-Stop Web Shop for Various Computer Accounts
The Computing Infrastructure Support Department, as part of its ongoing effort to make things easier for computer-using employees, has created a new site where employees can register for different accounts, including IMAP4 email, an electronic post office account (for receiving and sending email), Netscape Calendar, UNIX and the Novell servers. You can connect to the page by clicking on the New Employees icon on the main CIS help page (http://www.lbl.gov/help/) or by going directly to: http://www.lbl.gov/ICSD/CIS/accounts.html
New accounts will usually be created within 24 hours of the request.
Go to Article. Lab Increases Resources for Dealing with Y2K Issues
The Laboratory is serious about addressing any computer-related problems stemming from the onset of the year 2000. Called Y2K, these potential problems are due to the fact that older computers allocated only two numbers for the year in date-sensitive applications. A date field that contains "960121" refers to Jan. 21, 1996. But what is "000121"? Is it Jan. 21, 1900 or Jan. 21, 2000? When the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, many of the world's computers will reset their internal clocks to 1900. Others may reset to either 1980 or 1983. Regardless of the date, the associated problems will be significant.
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