|October 22||vi Tutorial 4:30 PM|
|October 23||HTML Tutorial 4:30 PM|
|October 27||Human Anal Retentive Day|
|October 31||Do you really need me to tell you?|
Well, midterm time creeps upon us all like so much death once again. However, do not despair, for the mighty CSC still stands strong in these transitional times. We have a vi and HTML tutorial planned for you this upcoming week, so if you are one of these frosh that gets all obsequious whenever you admit that you do not know vi (or God forbid, you use pico), then come on out to the vi tutorial, and even you could become the coolest student in the MC (or at least improve your standard from sub-human).
Next, I'd like to reveal a fact so shocking to some of you, you may want to contemplate suicide. No, the MC is not switching to UNIX 95, but rather this involves the DCS Dial-up Server. We're through the looking glass, people. I'm sure almost all of you have used (or seen someone use) their modem from home to dial up the DCS server (725-7300), and telnet in to one of the undergrad machines to check your mail, do some mundane assignment, etc.
Whatever the reason, whenever you telnet anywhere, make sure that you logout to the main server and type hangup when you're done. If you do not, shards of plastic and metal will be embedded in your skull from the resulting explosion of your home PC for displeasing the UNIX God. Actually, you are left on the server for another 30 minutes before DCS hangs you up. That's 20 cents, people. Sure, it doesn't seem like much at first, but for those of you that do it 3-4 times a day, you're dying a slow, painful death.
Finally, if you're not already a member, join the CSC! Think of the benefits: you get access to our library, office, stapler (well, you get that anyway, but that's beside the point), terminals, and a cool membership card.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end sometime, so I must leave you for now, but I will return to right wrongs and triumph over evil, and that means you (subtle reference).
Calum T. Dalek
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