June 2008 Archives
June 13, 2008
R 2.7.0 is now installed on the compute servers (bayes, bluespruce, etc.) and the ms workstations.
BioConductor and the previously requested packages have been installed in this latest version.
June 12, 2008
A reminder that any mail from "the McMaster admin team" or some such which asks you to go to a web site and change your password or to email your password is to be ignored. Any mail from the RHPCS sysadmins will come from a personal account with a real name, not from "the team". A recent example of the sort of message making the rounds follows.
June 11, 2008
Each night, accumulated spam is compressed and archived. The archives are now stored outside of the normal mail folder so that mail clients won't try to read and index them. The command "access-archived-mail" gives you access to these folders. For more info, see http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/computing/email/?page=spam
June 3, 2008
Humanities Media & Computing is selling off old computer and audio/visual equipment from June 11th to 13th. Note that only departments, faculty and staff are eligible purchasers.
We have implemented a simplified vacation-message procedure has been for accounts that use spam filtering (and so cannot use the stock vacation command). In summary:
cd ~ mkdir .vacation \rm .vacation/cache vi .vacation/message touch .vacation/on
For more information, see this email FAQ.