From: AJ McKee (aj.mckee at domain nmtbmedia.com)
Date: Thu 19 Sep 2002 - 00:13:03 IST
Ahh yes, back in the day, when I was in college in LYIT, I knew of a group
of linux fans who combatted this problem by installing redhat on the extra
space on the drives and booting into them via floppies. No one ever realised
it as the hard drives were quite big.
Just remember to switch off the overhead projectors so you don't end up
having a room full of graphic design students looking at you type "weird
stuff" into a telnet widow and looking at you as if, or if your doing
something illegal like someone I know did...
I remember there used to be "craic'n nights" between the LYIT and the WIT
boyz. LYIT did own WIT's ass at one stage (IRIX was a problem I heard) and
vice versa, I believe from reports. All this was done in good spirit and
under no circumstances were students deprived of resources, machinery that
was unused and not holding any data owned by students or essential to
college operations were used. The poor sys admin there had a hard time for a
while as well, with stupid stuff like his car being advertised for sale etc,
the usual stuff. Really bad stuff but funny now.
Under no circumstances should you do this though without permission from the
head of IT, the LYIT things were done when people there were less mature
than they are now. But students should always have a bit of fight in them I
think. You will usually find they (Head of IT) are quite open to new stuff
once it can be proved that there is no additional support required from
their staff and it will not impact on the students use of the computer
equipment. LYIT formed an internet society (The first one outside of the
Dublin colleges) and got a lot of stuff for the students including
additional network resources and stuff. If anyone from LYIT is on the list
is it still going?
But in all honesty, the coputers are the property of the college. Sure they
use windows but thats another days topic. But they should be respected as
when you have no cash for drink, have a deadline and your machine is fsck'd
the college machines are very important. Remember not everyone can use a
computer as well as yourself.
But my advice is form an internet society as well as a bit of nostilga
P.S. I claim no responsibility for the above events and deny any knowledge
apart from what I heard which at no time would I condone.
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