I’ve seen a few people asking about an updated points spreadsheet in the shoutbox, so I figured I’d remind people about the points calculator I wrote last semester. It doesn’t do everything that the spreadsheet does, but it does tell you if you’re spending too many or too few points/meals, and it’s a lot faster to check than a spreadsheet.
Interested in collaboration and learning, video games, programming, art, hardware, or the future? The Wesleyan Multitouch Developers are developing a video game for the SMART Multitouch Application Contest and we need your help. We welcome artists, designers, programmers, and enthusiasts of all experience and skill levels.
What: Informational meeting and brainstorming
When: Tomorrow, Thursday Feb 4th at 5pm
Where: Exley 341
Wesleyan University Presents
A Screening of Universal Signs
Followed by Question and Answer with Filmmakers
Ann Calamia and Catherine Miller
Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:00pm
Goldsmith Family Cinema
Join us for a Meet and Greet following the Q&A with refreshments courtesy of Sweet Harmony Bakery and Café and Tschudin Chocolates
Admission is free with valid Wes ID
$5.00 for the general public. Tickets available online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/boxoffice.html or by phone at (860)685-3355 or at the door.
Sponsored by the Film Department and Sign Language House
*edit* Things seem to be working properly. I’d recommend changing your settings back now.
Wesleyan’s DNS (Domain Name Service) servers seem to have stopped working. Whenever you access a URL, the DNS server is what maps a URL (say, wesleying.org) to the IP address (in Wesleying’s case, 18.104.22.168), which is an address your computer uses to communicate with the server you’re trying to access. (Your computer probably caches URL to IP mappings for sites you use frequently, which is why some things (such as Wesleying for me) are working.) Happily, Google just opened up an alternate DNS service that you should be able to use at least temporarily, and which will make everything work again.
The instructions below are copied from http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html, since you probably can’t access it at the moment. Also, if you want to change back to Wesleyan’s DNS servers when they’re working, you should just be able to delete the preferred DNS server entries and have your computer auto-detect the right ones again. If you need to add Wesleyan’s entries manually for any reason, the IPs are 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
DNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.
Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows Vista
Go the Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, then Manage network connections.
Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
Film Hall still has two open spots for next semester, both in two room doubles. Film Hall is located in Nic 6 basement. It has a full lounge, kitchen, and projector set up. If you’re interested in Film and looking for a nice new place to live second semester please email dkobrin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu as soon as possible.
Bring a laptop, a mouse, headphones, an ethernet cable, and a power strip if you have one. Free to just play games (there will be a wide variety). $4 or two cans to enter Starcraft tournament. Proceeds go to charity. There will be free pizza!
When: Tomorrow (Saturday), 4pm Where: Exley 137 Cost: $4 or 2 cans for the tournament, free to play everything else