Monthly Archives: October 2014

MATLAB2014b and locale on Ubuntu

This week we were trying to make the new MATLAB R2014b package available on the managed Linux workstations. The new version persistently produced an error message about locales when run on my test machine. However it worked fine on another … Continue reading

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Chemical waste

Recently the batteries failed abruptly in one of our UPSes. When we came to replace them it was very obvious why. Here’s the battery pack immediately after removing from the UPS. The batteries are meant to be flat on top … Continue reading

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Keep your systems up to date!

A timely warning from the University Information Service: Various high profile data security exploits have made the news recently. Please apply all available software updates and patches (for the operating system and all installed apps) to your devices: desktop computers, … Continue reading

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