Throw Back Thursday – Walkmans

Remember walkmans?   You could put on your headphones, put your favorite in, clip in onto your jeans and you could jam to your music on the way to bus stop.  Watch kids react to a walkman for the first time.  Like this post if you remember using a walkman!

I like the kid that thought this was when music was invented.  :)

Enter to win a Roku from UW IT!

How do you enter? Easy!Roku 1

Or do all three!

By May 1st!

The winner, selected at random from participants, wins a
Roku 1 Streaming Player.

The Roku 1 wirelessly streams HD entertainment to your
TV using wi-fi rather than cable. Stream your Netfl ix,
Pandora, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Disney, Crackle, NHL, NBA,
and MLB more easily to your TV.
Roku 2

Print from your phone! Now available in UW Student Labs!

How many times have you had to hunt for a computer in the library in order to print just a few last minute documents for class? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just connect to a printer from your personal computer or phone? Well, UW IT has made that a reality!

UW Student Mobile Printing service or Everyonmobile printing 2ePrint just launched! The Mobile Printing service allows students to print documents from mobile devices and personal computers through a website or the supported iOS or Android app. This service links with your UW username and the print charges are deducted from your printing account.

Installation and setup is easy and can save you a ton of time in the long run!  From the mobile printing website, you can find the instructions to get set up.  The service only works if you are connected to the UW network and only the following types of documents can be printed: Microsoft Office, PDFs, image files (JPGs, GIFs, TIFs, and BMPs) and TXT documents.

Imagine the time and stress that can be saved by having this service! This is an amazing opportunity for all UW students so take advantage of it!

Jackie Alexander

IT Surveys! Share your feedback and enter to win a great prize

UWIT is surveying current UW students, faculty, and staff to help us improve our offerings and services. It takes only a few minutes and makes you eligible to win your choice of one of the awesome prizes listed below:ipad

  • iPad Mini (16 GB, Wi-Fi)
  • Kindle Fire HD (16 GB)
  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • Apple iPod touch (16 GB)
  • Xbox 360 4 GB Console
  • Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Your feedback helps improve UW’s technology and its support.  Complete the surveys soon!  The due dates are below with a link to each survey:


Throw Back Thursday – Clippy

How many people remember this guy? Like this post if you remember just how helpful he really was.

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It’s 2 AM and my computer died!

Its 2 AM you’re working on homework due the next day and all of a sudden the unthinkable happens. Your computer decides to freeze up. Even worse, you can’t seem to get it back up and running. We’ve all been there, and we all know the sinking feeling in your gut when this happens. Fortunately, there is help, even at 2 am!

If you live anywhere close to campus, you’re probably not too far away from of the two 24 hour computer labs located in the Information Technology Center (ITC) and Coe Library. The University has a variety of computer labs on campus (see computer lab website for the hours of each lab).

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The ITC computer labs have all the software that you could possibly need to finish your homework, whether it is Adobe Photoshop, ArcGIS, or Microsoft Office. With 169 software programs installed on lab computers throughout campus, the computer labs are always a great resource.

The next day, you need your computer fixed so between 9 and 4 swing by the lab3ITC again and bring your computer.   The Service Center is located right next to the computer lab that you remember so fondly from the night before. The trained staff at the Service Center are more than happy to take a look at your computer and see what the problem is. Now the best news of all… IT’S FREE. No you heard me right, no charge!

Whether it’s a computer that you need for homework at 2 am, or you have a computer problem, the ITC is an excellent place to come. The labs are open 24 hours a day and the support team is top notch!

Tucker Hawkinson
Information Technology Front Desk

Throw Back Thursday – Old School Computing

old computer1UW owned this computer in the 1970s called a Xerox Sigma 7. It had 0.5 megabytes of memory and ran at a little less than 0.5 MIPS. Just for comparison, the average file size now for a picture is 3.3 megabytes.  If you have a 10 GB smartphone, that has more than 20,000 times the storage, and you can fit it in your pocket.