Math Support Center Sign-In Sign-Out Form

Logging forms are now implemented on a Laptop in the MSC so students can sign in/out and leave comments.

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  • The laptop is intended as a dedicated station for sign-in and sign-out.
  • Firefox is configured with the sign-in page as its home page.
  • The network connection is minimal -- only the sign-up server is accessible.
  • If someone quits Firefox, just relaunch it from the desktop icon.
  • If the laptop seriously misbehaves
    • Press the Power button until it powers off
    • Wait a few moments
    • Press the power button to turn it back on.

Geek details:

  • Yes, it's really booting from a floppy.
  • Yes, its OS and configuration are all on the 64Meg USB Pen Drive.
  • Yes, its limited network access is configured elsewhere.
  • Yes, it's accessing a different machine.
  • Yes, it's running Linux. DSL Linux -- Google:DSL+Linux
  • Yes, it's modern Firefox running on a laptop with:
    • 300 Mhz Pentium MX processor
    • 64Meg RAM
  • Yes, it's likely I will strip superfluous stuff from the desktop.

Feel free to drop me a note if you're interested in more details.



-- DickFurnas - 27 Mar 2008
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Texttxt incoming.txt r1 manage 2.8 K 2008-03-27 - 20:35 DickFurnas log of student Sign In/Out activity.
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