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Intro to Lucidchart Class on Feb. 4

The IT Division class runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the 50 Auditorium. Participants will learn about the web-based diagramming software that allows collaboration in real time to create flowcharts, ERD, UML, wireframes, floor plans and other diagrams. Registration required. Go here for more information on IT classes.

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Archiving Files and Records Class on Jan. 29

Participants will learn which files should be kept, archived, or disposed of in compliance with Lab and DOE regulation. The workshop, sponsored by the Archives and Records Office, takes place Thursday, Jan. 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 50A-5132. Go here to register. More>

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Changes to Enterprise Directory Coming in January

In January, the IT Division is changing the look of the Lab’s central login page and preparing for implementation of a self-service password reset capability that will launch in February. More>

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Lab Computer Engineer is Dickens Fair’s Mr. Fezziwig

Dave Batzloff of the IT Division has been playing this character — featured in Ebenezer Scrooge’s trip to the past from “A Christmas Carol” — for 13 years. He and 75 cast members recreate a Victorian Christmas party, complete with dancing, singing, and games, at the annual Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. More>

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Major Networking and IT Outage Scheduled for Dec. 26

All Lab network connectivity, most IT services, and some telephone services will be unavailable on Dec. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to support testing of recently repaired EPO equipment. Some services may be restored before 3:30pm. During the outage, you can also get updates on status.lbl.gov. More>

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Three Berkeley Lab Veterans Share Their Stories

Stephanie Collins of Environment, Health and Safety, served as an electrical safety officer for the Navy, Michael Elmore of the IT Division was an electronics technician during the Vietnam War, and Alex Gavidia of Engineering served with a civil engineering unit in the Air Force. Hear how their training in the armed services helped them procure positions at the Lab. More>

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IT’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Support

To help boost the role of women in the networking community, ESnet is supporting two women attending the Oct. 27-312014 Technology Exchange conference. Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab’s IT Division was one of the two women selected by ESnet, along with Arzu Gosney of PNNL. More>

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Intro and Advanced Arduino Classes on Nov. 6

The intro class (9 a.m. to noon) covers programming and building with Arduino and the basics of working with the Arduino board. The advanced class (1 to 4 p.m.) focuses on sensors, actuators and programming techniques. All materials will be provided. More>

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Update on Shellshock and Poodle Cyber Security Vulnerabilities

The Shellshock bug remains a priority for Cyber Security, which is assisting owners of affected systems and blocking attacks. Staff should patch all Linux, UNIX, and OS X systems for Shellshock. The current assessment of the Poodle SSL vulnerability shows limited risk, but is being monitored. Visit go.lbl.gov/shellshock and go.lbl.gov/poodle for more details.

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Shellshock Vulnerability Requires Immediate Computer Updates

A recently announced, critical vulnerability in the Bash shell can affect Linux, UNIX and Mac OS X operating systems. Because of the severity of this vulnerability, immediate patching is required. Visit go.lbl.gov/shellshock to learn more about the issue and to get the Lab’s recommendations for how to protect your systems from being exploited by this serious bug.

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