This address only accepts messages from caltech.edu email accounts. To block spam all other messages are deleted without warning - do not send from your gmail account! If homework is turned in by email please send it directly to the appropriate TA, not to the common TA address.
This link will only accept connections from on campus machines.
Use either your assigned account on the computers in the classroom, or the bi1 local machine account. If you use the latter account keep your files on a thumb drive and be sure to empty the trash and not leave any files on the desktop. A class account will let your files "follow" you from machine to machine, rather than residing on a single workstation. It will also allow you to access these files remotely from other machines on the campus network. Windows network logins copy your profile folder to/from the local machine from the server, and so take about 45 seconds to complete. Because of this copy mechanism you should only logon to one Windows machine at a time or you may lose files at logout. Multiple Linux logins are safe.
To log onto a class machine under Windows, at the login screen use:
To log onto a class machine under Linux, select linux from the boot option screen. At the login prompt use:
Each account has a disk quota of 100 MB, request more if you need it. Set whichever browser you use on the lab machines to have a cache size of zero, or stored browser files may use up all of your space.
The modeling programs can provide a stereoscopic 3D view of the displayed molecules through the Stereographics goggles. The room's fluorescent lights tend to interfere with this view, so turn those off and use instead each workstation's individual incandescent spot light. The dimmers for the spots are next to the door. The spots are fully off when the dimmer switch clicks into its final position. The goggles are somewhat fragile - please handle them gently and return them after use to their padded cases. Please notify us if a pair of goggles needs cleaning or new batteries.Unless somebody is waiting for a machine, please completely power down the monitor and workstation when you are through. For Windows use the shutdown option, in Linux enter the command poweroff in any terminal window, or use the equivalent GUI option.
Campus wireless is iffy in the computer lab, so we have provided our own hub there. Log in details are on the white board. Please do not unplug the lab machines' network cables.