Yearly Archives: 2017


12/27/2017 – Special Projects Webserver Transition

The web server that drives a number of special project websites in MCECS will be moving to our currently supported version of Ubuntu Linux (16.04 - Xenial). This involves a new version of PHP (Version 7) which has permanently gotten rid of some deprecated features. The change will occur sometime during the day on Wednesday, [...]

2017-12-14T14:51:02-08:00December 14th, 2017|

Details on how to deal with changes to User Web Pages

If all you have are static HTML pages, we do not expect you to have any problems with the transition. On the other hand, if you have any of the following, you may need to make some modifications. [If you missed our original announcement about user web pages changes, read that post first. ] There [...]

2017-12-13T09:35:09-08:00December 13th, 2017|

Changes coming to how User Web Pages are handled in MCECS

Do you setup and use User Web Pages on our systems? These are web pages that are accessed by URLs that look like: If you do, you may be affected by some structural changes we are going to be making to our web infrastructure over Winter Break. Affected pages may: Use password protection (using [...]

2022-01-11T14:42:01-08:00November 30th, 2017|

Website Accessibility Standards Compliance will be hitting PSU soon

The University has recently drafted an Accessibility Policy for EIT (Electronic and Information Technology). Accessibility means making the content of your site or course equally available to all people, including (but not limited to) ones with recognized visual, aural (hearing), cognitive, and mobility disabilities. A large driver behind this push was a Resolution Agreement that [...]

2020-09-09T10:47:45-08:00November 26th, 2017|

Linux – New things for Fall Term

Linux Versions Ubuntu Linux systems are running Xenial (1604). This includes: CS penguin (FAB 88-10) and particle (FAB 88-09) labs (aka and Linux Systems in the FAB MCECS General Lab (FAB 55-17) and RHEL 5 still runs on: RHEL 7 runs on Software: Faculty teaching classes [...]

2017-10-02T02:35:12-08:00October 2nd, 2017|

Windows – New things for Fall Term

Windows in Computer Labs (and MCECS podiums) Windows 10 version 1607 (also known as the Anniversary Update) has been installed in most of the main MCECS and departmental computer labs. The Windows computers in these labs (and on many podiums in MCECS) have been reloaded before the start of the term. Software: Faculty, please make [...]

2018-12-18T09:21:45-08:00October 2nd, 2017|

New CAT website roll out

The new CAT website is live. It’s using a more flexible system that should help us add and manage our content better. Plus it’s more mobile friendly. We have an article describing some of the changes: Despite the fact that we have migrated most of the old content over, we are still scrambling [...]

2017-09-25T02:31:41-08:00September 25th, 2017|

New CAT Website – Where did everything go?

Although the layout has changed, the new CAT website contains all of the old content. The restructuring involved moving things under a less-cluttered top level menu with drop downs appearing when you mouse over some menu items. The new site is more mobile-friendly and provides us with a more flexible framework to add new content. [...]

2017-09-25T02:10:13-08:00September 20th, 2017|

Using OIT’s Cisco AnyConnect VPN to connect to MCECS resources

Since going down to a single VPN solution in MCECS (OpenVPN), we have had a few instances where some users: Have trouble getting OpenVPN to work on their specific system Have issues using OpenVPN from some locations where OpenVPN may be blocked (such as PCC’s Willow Creek campus) Having diverse VPN options is a good [...]

2020-03-30T10:39:31-08:00September 5th, 2017|

Windows 10 Starter Info for MCECS faculty and staff users

Selected MCECS faculty and staff members are starting to receive new computers that come with CAT supplied Tier 1/2 Windows 10 loads. Transitioning from Windows 7 can pose a culture shock for some users. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about our Windows 10 environment in this document: We hope this [...]

2017-09-05T08:44:49-08:00September 5th, 2017|
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