The following page contains various brief guide/hint/instruction sheets written by me in support of computing in the sciences here at Carleton College. Each has a very specific intended audience; usually a particular class or the users of a particular device on campus. The information is posted here mostly as a convenience to the people in that group, as well as to myself. Some of it may be relevant to other users both on campus or elsewhere. The information below tends to over-simplified so as to meet the needs of the particular audience most succintly. If taken out of this context much of it could be construed as incorrect and even misleading. caveat emptor.
(Geographic Information Systems that is...)
Basic Carleton GIS Info A quick GIS explaination aimed at people who are curious about the equipment in CMC 106
Using Arc/Info at Carleton The first draft of a brief document about how to get started using Arc/Info at Carleton. Covers some Unix basics, and quirks of the local setup.
(almost the definition of a mish-mash)
Excel Cheat Sheet. Everything you really need to know about Excel. This is a pdf file so you'll need acrobat reader (or an equivalent) to read and print it.
Decoding MIME attachments from Mac Eudora A quick description of how to decode attachments that arrive on your Mac Eudora as a number of messages filled with nonsense.
PowerPoint with Images A very brief introduction to the use of PowerPoint, with a strong emphasis on importing digital images from Photoshop, NIH Image.
Shrinking Image File Sizes A quick guide to image files and how to make them smaller with Graphic Converter. A wonderful complement to the PowerPoint intro above.
How to Scan. A one-page step by step guide to scanning. It was designed for users of the shared science scanner, but should apply generally to anyone using the HP Deskscan program.
Very Basic HTML A one-pager on how to make a web page including paragraph breaks, and links and not much more.
(Zip sliding away)
Using the LS-1000 Slide Scanner Overly complete instructions on how to use the slide/film scanner in CMC 106.
Zip Backup for Mac. A quick guide to hooking up a Zip drive to a Mac, and some guidelines as to what to backup
Zip Backup for PC. A similar guide to hooking up a Zip drive to a PC running Win3.1 or Win95, as well as similar guidelines as to what to backup.
(Of almost no interest to people off-campus)
Accessing Science Citation Index. How to access the Science Citation Index CD-ROMs from faculty Macs and DOS/Windows computers.
PPP Info. A feeble attempt to keep a page of up-to-date links to Carleton PPP documentation and software.
Video Net. Some pointers about the Bio video net.
SEM login instructions. How to login to your Netware account on the PC that captures SEM images so you can save your images right to the network.
Using the Science Color Laser. A brief page of hints and tips (including information about transparencies) on using the Science Color Laser.
DHCP Setup Page This is a local cgi used to register dhcping machines on campus. Of no use to people who don't already know what this is...
(Here for historical (and link preserving) reasons)
How to access the Novell Servers from a Mac This is a text file, oriented toward students accessing the Novell File Server Etienne as part of a class. I've left it in text form for quick and easy printout, and nasty ASCII distribuition.
The low down on Novell Servers from a DOS/Windows Computer This is oriented toward faculty who would like a bit more information on how the Novell setup on their machine works.
Maintained by Sean
Last updated: Thursday, 31-Aug-2000 12:26:13 CDT