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As usual, thanks for your patience.
R and RStudio seems to be causing major breakage on Nexus machines in the
department. I would suggest you not run these applications until we
resolve the issues. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Get your picks in for the
Hockey Playoff Pool
before the Friday April 18th 7:00pm EDT deadline.
11 Habits Of People Who Never Worry
- Christine Purdon comments.
Heartbleed bug, statement from Information Security Services
How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change
Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched
Our Dept backups and the Nexus backups are only kept for a few months at
most. I really recommend to people to make permanent backups of files
on all machines (offices, labs, home, laptops) at least once a term -
and now is as good a time as any. If you are purchasing CDs or DVDs
from a UW account, see Helen and she'll be able to order things for you.
"DVD -R" discs are probably best for archiving files (longer shelf life),
but +RW's will probably also do the trick. If you'd like to purchase an
external harddisk, touch base with Michael or myself. Consider making
two copies of critical stuff (it's not a backup unless there's two). Be
sure to store them in a dark, cool, clean area and not on your window
sill. Things won't last forever, so also
consider recopying old discs
Rob Ford sings "Ford Nation!"
- Hockey Playoff Pool
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- UW Office of Research
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Psych Nexus Notes
- IST Training
- Lynda Web Training
---- Why we can't stop procrastinating, according to science
---- How to Clean a Computer Monitor/LCD Screen
---- Kids' earliest memories might be earlier than they think
---- 11 Habits Of People Who Never Worry
---- The Strange Reason You'll Always Weigh Less in Canada Than Anywhere Else
---- Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'
---- This Part of Your Brain Makes You Fall for Casino Tricks
---- How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug
Most of the information on the beeHive is of interest mainly to
folks in our department.
General information about the UW Department of Psychology can be found
UW Psychology Home Page.
- Here's the latest Psych Phone List
in Word format.
Always use your UW email address for all UW-related emails.
We have separate lists including email addresses, office numbers and telephone extensions for
Visitors, Post Docs, etc. [[[MOVED - will update soon]]]
in our department.
for more departmental information. Here's who is on
Psych mailing lists
This is somewhat restricted - it's only available from Nexus
stations in Psychology, plus a few other office machine (not wireless).
- Psychology Department News:
- Psychology Department Events
- Seminar schedules for
- Contents of the Test Library
(accessible only from machines in PAS)
---- GASP Survival Guide
---- GASP Facebook page
---- GASP Calendar
---- GASP First Year Forum
Also of interest to Researchers
...about local stuff:
- Local Experts
We're hoping this will help lighten the load a bit for Michael and myself..
If you are a current member of the Psychology department, here's some Local
Experts you can contact who may be able to help you out with questions or
problems with various packages.
If you are contacting them by email, use your @uwaterloo.ca
address so that they can confirm who you are. Requests from people outside
the department will be silently ignored - we don't want these kind
folks to be overwhelmed and want to avoid them from having to
deal with rift-raft from outside of the department.
We'd really like to get as many people as possible volunteering here,
so if you'd like to
help out in one or more areas, let me know and I'll add your contact info.
These folks are doing it on a volunteer basis and might have their own
higher priorities, so please respect their time and work around their
schedule (meaning they might not be able to help you out right away).
- SPSS: Erik Woody firstname.lastname@example.org ; Hilary Burbank Bergsieker email@example.com ; Jonathan Oakman firstname.lastname@example.org ; need more volunteers please
- AMOS: Erik Woody email@example.com ; Hilary Burbank Bergsieker firstname.lastname@example.org ; more volunteers please
- R: Igor Grossman email@example.com ; more volunteers please
- Qualtrics: Jeff Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org ; Hilary Burbank Bergsieker email@example.com ; more volunteers please
- E-Prime: Frank Preston firstname.lastname@example.org ; more volunteers please
- MS Office: Jeff Hughes email@example.com ; more volunteers please
- Finding People
- Library Resources
- Course Related and Marking
- UW Computing, Hardware and Software
- Please peruse:
University of Waterloo policies, procedures, and statements relating to information security
--- Policy 8 - Information Security FAQ
--- Policy 8 - Information Security
--- Information Security for Research
--- Statement on Use of UW Computing and Network Resources
--- ACO Account Usage Policy
--- Computer Security Incident Response Procedure
--- Information Security Breach Response Procedure
- Here's some information about upcoming
Be sure to take advantage of the
IST Online Course Materials.
UW Software Licensing
includes information on
Symantec EndPoint (SEP, antivirus)
Additional local software sources (free SEP,
free Win7 for students,
etc) can be found at
Software for Students
IST Available Software.
One copy of
MS Office is also available for grads to purchase for a
(with some restrictions, primarily that it must be the same version
as what you have in your office)
- just stop by the IST Chip in MC 1052 for the DVD and a unique license code.
Alternatively, you can also
purchase MS Office licenses directly from MS.
- IST Software Application Contacts.
Dell - UW pricing page
- UW research web sites should aim to move to the new
by 2014 to, among other things, ensure the site conforms
to newly legislated
Contact Michael or myself and we can get the ball rolling.
- Changing your campus passwords:
- BlackBerry and other smartphones
- Campus Tech Shop
is apparently what used to be UW Graphics and might also be known
as "New Media Services".
This used to be
UW Graphics - I'm not sure why they decided to change the name.
Anyway, they handle posters, flyers, colour laser printing, theis binding,
- Here's info on the
UW Campus Network.
To connect to the campus wireless network, use
- be sure to login with "firstname.lastname@example.org".
incident report form
if you run into major issues (touch base with me as well so I'm in the loop).
will also allow you to
use wireless at other universities.
People with wired-wireless connections may need to check the
802.1x Configuration Guides.
Campus Wireless Guidelines
Wireless - what you need to know
- contact Michael or myself for problems in the department so
that we can coordinate the reporting of problems.
Net-ID (NetID, Net ID) to provide temporary access to
wireless for UW visitors. They'll need to login to
UW VPN Service
Sendit is a service for transferring files when email is not appropriate, whether because of file size, file type or concerns over security.
- What to do in the event of a power outage.
- Additional UW Info
...mostly about computer stuff:
- World Wide Web
- Start with
Google for searches
or to search by categories, go to
-- HTML Goodies
-- HTML Code Tutorial
-- HTML Reference
-- Introduction to HTML
-- Web Authoring FAQ
-- HTML Dog
-- HTML converters
-- YAHOO's WWW index
-- What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like
- On-line editors:
-- Quackit Online HTML Editor
-- Real Time HTML Editor
-- Online HTML Editor
-- Real-time HTML Editor
- Validate and test with:
-- W3C HTML Validation Service
-- Weblint Gateway
-- Test your web design in different browsers
- A few other search engines aside from the ones listed at the top:
Search Engine Watch for others.
- Other useful tools:
- Locations from:
Geobytes IP Address Locator Tool,
IP Location Finder
- Check for dead links with
W3C Link Checker or
Link Validation Spider.
- On-Line Tools
- Archives and Help for UNIX, Mac, DOS and Windows
- Virus Info
- Hoax Info
- Email and Fighting Spam
- Fighting Spyware and Other Annoyances
- Home Networking
- Don't ask me about stats - I don't know nutin' 'bout no stats... Erin
Harvey is the Arts Faculty Stats Consultant and can be reached at
email@example.com, x36505, MC 6093.
The IST Data Analysis and Decision Support
of IST (firstname.lastname@example.org, x33055, MC 2019)
who will help
you will using any of the various stats packages used on campus.
- UW has licensing which allows
SPSS and AMOS
to be purchased on UW owned machines on a yearly basis
(licenses expires the end of December each year).
IST also offers a SPSS Student Pack, but I'd stay away from that since it
doesn't inlcude the Advanced Modules which folks around seem to require. The
grad pack can be purchased from
for various time periods.
This is for students personal use only and it can't be purchased by
faculty members and can't be installed on UW owned machines.
- IST's Math & Statistical Page
- UW Stats Consulting Service
- SPSS Inc.
- free alternative: R Project
-- Introduction to Probability and Statistics Using R
There. I guess the above items effectively makes the consulting
portion of my job obsolete...
Here's some good sources for additional information:
Most of the following can be found tucked underneath the
Here's some newsgroups
which may be of interest to people in Psychology.
---- KW Record
---- National Post Online
---- Globe and Mail
---- USA Today
---- Washington Post
---- Boston Herald
---- NY Post
---- Yahoo! News
---- Skilton's Baseball Links
---- Toronto Blue Jays
---- UW Weather
---- Air Canada
---- Cut the Rope
---- Orb Avoidance
---- Blow Things Up 2
---- Auroral Activity
---- Auroral Forecast
---- Canadian Lightning Danger Map - Ontario
---- The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
---- short mpeg
---- Fred gif
---- .mp3 Sound file
---- .au Sound file
---- .wav Sound file
---- .mov QT file
---- .avi file
---- Real Audio
---- PDF file
---- PS file
---- fillable PDF file
---- Flash Examples (bottom of page)
Hey Fernandes Lab!!!
---- WRAP SharePoint site
Hey Roxane, James and Myra!!!
Renew or purchase your Matlab user licenses.
Licenses are for the calendar year with a grace period extending into
the following April.
If you are attempting to run Matlab on non-Nexus PCs, keep in mind about
Renaming User IDs.
---- Outlook setup
Use this password generator and tell people to add a couple punctuation marks in the middle of what is given - eg. -_=+@#:;.
Also, here's a Password Checker.
---- Departmental Listing of Support Staff Position Descriptions
---- Word mail merge: A walk through the process
---- Zenbook Launches: Does It Beat the MacBook Air? [VIDEO]
---- Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
UW Child Cognition Lab WIKI.
Hey Heather and Theresa!!!
and something to help
Forward Class Lists.
Hey Michael, Akram and Omar!!!
---- some install notes
---- Nexus List
---- Nexus List by room
---- Nexus Rooms
---- Printer List
---- last seen on network
---- ONA Status
---- Last Known Machine OU
---- Retrospect Summary
---- network test
---- Computer questions and answers
---- Computer Hardware Chart
---- password generator
---- SEP Tech Notes
---- beeHive Flash
---- Infoblox Help Page
---- IST RT
---- Arts mailing list
---- jazz SEP Manager
---- IST Service Alerts
---- ONA Dashboard
---- Reset Nexus Profile
---- Green Form
---- Matlab License Info
---- Nexus Documentation Project
---- show .forward files
---- Check Flash Player version
---- Artsfaculty password change
---- Psych Printer Logs
---- ONA port errors
---- Blocked MACs
---- Airwave (w/ PAS heat maps)
---- Twiki User Registration
---- IST Seminar Webcasts
---- IST SEW Handouts
---- WNAG Meetings
---- How to get files off an unfinalized DVD-Video disk using free software
---- move windows with keyboard
---- PSR - Problem Steps Recorder
---- HP LaserJet 4M Printer - How to Prevent Multifeeds
---- 10 Windows 7 commands every administrator should know
---- Holy Mackinaw
---- Champs 2011
Convert video to MP4
Past beeHive Pool Winners.
P.S. Most people in our department use this as a starting page for their web
browser - it's a little long because its designed as an OSAUTFBAL
(One Stop And Use The [Find] Button A Lot)
Computer Systems Manager and Research Programmer
University of Waterloo
Department of Psychology
200 University Ave. W
Canada N2L 3G1
Room: PAS 4008
Voice: 1-519-888-4567 x36638
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