February 2010

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The network at Unite House went down this morning at around 10:10, this is due to a power failure at Unite House.  We’re keeping an eye on it, and when the power comes back up we’ll check to make sure the network comes back up with it.

Update 17th Feb, 12:50: Everything is back up, and appears to be stable.

New ResNet widget to check your usage

Are you a heavy ResNet user? You may know you can monitor your usage in MyResNet. Today we’re launching a new ResNet usage gadget for Windows, Mac, iPhone/Android, or any RSS reader. We’ve also released the source code so if you’re a programmer you could even develop your own for other platforms. Go to https://manage.resnet.bristol.ac.uk/toys to try it out.

Access the university on your mobile

Do you have an iPhone, Android device or other mobile phone with Internet access?

The university has developed a pilot Mobile Campus Assistant – go to http://mca.ilrt.bris.ac.uk on your mobile to try it out. It includes useful information when you are on the move, such as events, weather, and how many PCs are free. If your phone has GPS then you can see live bus times linked to the campus map.

Please try this pilot out, and if you can please give your thoughts via the online survey. If you’d like to see this developed further your feedback may help in moving this pilot to a service.

Free antivirus software

Has your antivirus software run out? It’s essential to have anti-virus to protect your computer, but normally when you buy antivirus software it expires and stops updating after 12 months.

Luckily there is no need to pay for antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a good anti-virus package, and even better it’s free! Download a copy from http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/


Nick Skelton, ResNet Manager, and the ResNet team.