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CAT Prints Newsletter of the Department of Computer and Telecommunications Services (CATS) www.oneonta.edu/catprints VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 November 2001 Progress on our new email Voicemail Tricks system Getting the word out We are all familiar with using a mailing list to notify We are moving forward on a long series of tasks that a group of people about an important event. It is will implement the campus’ new email system. We also possible to do the same thing with voicemail. have all of the new physical equipment installed that If there is a group of people that you need to will support email, and our next step is to begin contact on a regular basis, you can create a installing the software and integrating it with the rest voicemail distribution list. of the campus network. We will then be testing the new system extensively and developing procedures How to set it up for moving users over. You can have 9 lists with up to 99 people in each To learn more about this new email system, why the list. College is implementing it and what advantages it will bring to campus users, read Log on to your mailbox (like you would to retrieve http://www.oneonta.edu/newmail. This page will be your messages) and then press 85. updated regularly as we proceed with the project. Enter a number from 1 to 9 to identify the list, followed by #. Thirty years of email Press 5 to compose the list. Enter each mailbox number (the extension In the fall of 1971, a computer engineer named Ray number for each person on your list) followed by a Tomlinson sent the first e-mail message. The #. computer he sent it to was actually on the same Enter another # after the last mailbox number on desk a few feet away, and he does not recall what the list. the actual message was. "The test messages were entirely forgettable. . . . Most likely the first Press 83 to log off. message was QWERTYIOP or something similar." Read www.pretext.com Once you have created the list, you can use it to /mar98/features/story2.htm for more information. send a message to everyone on the list. While logged in, press 75 to compose a message. If you have a question for Computer Enter the number (from 1 to 9) you used to identify and Telecommunication Services the list and press the # key twice. about: Press 5 to record your message. Press the # key to end the recording. To review the message you Computer Problems or Related Issues……..4567 recorded, press 2. - Press 1 to hear a list of known problems To send the message, press 79. Telephone Service or Problems……..………2499 Make sure you announce who the message is Directory Assistance………………………….3500 from and what phone number people can use if they need more information. Windows XP Available Test Scoring from Computer Services As part of our Microsoft Campus Agreement, we now have the new operating system Windows XP available for faculty Administrative Computer Services offers a and staff users. Windows XP is the next-generation computerized test scoring system. Faculty can give operating system, fixing bugs in previous versions of tests to students and have them answer multiple- Windows and providing many new features. Contrary to choice components on a scannable form. the commercial hype from Microsoft it will not allow you to Computer Services will then scan the forms and fly, but it is a very good operating system. We are currently provide the faculty member with a report that not testing XP at Computer Services, and we will be ready to only provides scores for student tests but will also release it to eligible users on November 19th, 2001. Take provide statistics about question reliability, a look at http://www.oneonta.edu/technology/ discrimination and a frequency histogram for documentation/agreement/ to find out more about what questions. software applications and operating systems are available. Interested faculty members can learn more about the Test Scoring System by reading Translating text http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/compserv/sas.htm. For more information call Sue Simon at 2724 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a free online service that will let users translate up to 150 words at a time from English to eight different languages, from those languages back to English and between those languages. Visit http://world.altavista.com/ to try it out! Inside the computer 翻译文本有将让用户翻译150 个词一时从英语对八种不同语言, 从那些语言回到英语和在那些语言之间的自由在 线服务。参观 http://world.altavista.com / 尝试它! Pasting the Chinese text above back into the translator shows that conversion to English can be a little tricky, but the sense of the text is discernable. For example: “The translation text will have lets the user translation 150 words for a while from English to eight different languages, will return to English and between these languages freedom on-line service from these languages. Visits http://world.altavista.com / attempts The computer that astronauts used to navigate it!” to and from the moon in the 1960s and 70s Conversion to French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, weighed 65 pounds and cost over $150,000. It Japanese , Korean, German and Italian are available. had 74 kilobytes of storage (one-twentieth of a 最初5 人の読者はテレコミュニケーションのオフィス lowly floppy disk!) and 4 kilobytes of memory にこの時事通信を持って来る賞を受け取る。 (modern machines have three hundred thousand times as much memory). If the price and size of today’s computers increased in step Back issues of CATPrints are available online! 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