At the Ref Desk (4/15/18): File under 'Learn Something New Everyday': Wanna print more than one page (say, 2, 4, 9, etc.) on the same side of the paper? That's what the option "Multiple" is for after typing Ctrl-P. (Thanks to the student who figured this out after he asked me and I told him I didn't know.) [more...]

Mommy, They're Speaking in Code Language Again!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/26/11 (3:34pm)

Boy this is a classic: I email one of the IT people at MPOW asking how I can get access to the directory '/usr/local/' on one of the local servers here and he replies:

"You likely need to use: 'sudo -s' to access a root user shell first."

No, really? I'm thinking of returning the compliment and replying to him in Hoch Deutsch.