ResNet Newsletter 2: My ResNet, Student Skills, & Backups
My ResNet upgraded
We’ve just upgraded My ResNet to a newer, faster, prettier version. With My ResNet you can check your network usage (now with graphs), move your connection to another room, connect a different computer to your socket, and lots more.
Go to My ResNet http://www.resnet.bristol.ac.uk/myresnet to try it.
We’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas for improvements to My ResNet. What information would you like, or what tools would be useful? Please comment on our blog http://www.bristolresnet.net/2007/11/19/
Have you seen the new Student Skills website? There you will find ways to enhance your study skills, including IT Skills. Visit Student Skills http://www.bris.ac.uk/studentskills/ to see the many learning opportunities provided free of charge by the Students’ Union, Careers Service, Information Services and others.
Back up your data
Imagine spilling a pint of beer over your laptop, perhaps destroying the hard disk in the process. What would you do if your 10,000 word dissertation was due in the following day, or you lost your entire collection of digital photos? There is no need for this to happen: make backup copies of your data to keep it safe. Backing up is easy to do. You can store backup copies on a USB pen drive, an external hard disk, on recordable CDs/DVDs, or elsewhere on the network/Internet.
For more advice on backups, see Backing up your data http://www.bristol.ac.uk/is/computing/advice/security/protectcomp/owncomp/backup.html
Nick Skelton, ResNet Manager, & the ResNet team.