Tuesday, February 20, 2007

February 20, 2007

Dear Sassy: I am unable to log onto my laptop in the library. Can you tell me what is going on?
~ Logged out via Wireless

Dear Logged: This is a great question! This is a problem that several individuals have asked Sassy about. When you log onto your laptop, it remembers your LSUMC username/password. So, if you should change your password on your desktop, your laptop doesn’t know the new password. You must plug in the Ethernet cable for the laptop to recognize the new password and let you login. After you have logged in once with the new password you should be able to access the internet wirelessly.

These steps will work with our everyday patrons ~ people who have an LSUMC account. It will not work with visitor’s laptops since they do not have an LSUMC account.

Dear Sassy: What is a blog? Does the library have a blog? How would I access it?
~ Want to blog in the library

Dear Blog: A blog (weblog) is a web based publication that can be written in a journal format and is usually in reverse chronological order. You can find blogs on just about any subject ~ from dogs to science fiction to academia. In fact, Sassy has her own blog. You can find it at: http://sassysystems.blogspot.com/. It is a work in progress...

Sassy’s blog is searchable and has identifying labels after every post. You can also leave comments to each post.

You will need a blog feeder (reader) to stay current with reading of your blogs. You can subscribe as many blogs as you want and read them all at the same place (reader). This eliminates having to go to many different websites. Sassy uses http://www.bloglines.com/ to view all of her blogs. Please let me know and Sassy can help you create an account.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Sassy,

Thank you for distributing this valuable information via a blog. This means I can fix problems with my home computer while reading your step-by-step answers.
Thanks so much,
Often clueless