31 January 2016

Pertaining to Dragons

Violet joined in with her own puzzles

This Saturday was the fabled Chinese Food and German Board Games (CFGBG) night.  Renowned among computer science students for its plentiful food and fantastic selection of games, that are neither too hard nor too simple, CFGBG is a much appreciated event hosted by Professor Drake of the Computer Science Department.  It is a large gathering of computer science students (not me) and members of various campus clubs (me) who join together to fight fires, hunt werewolves, conquer the universe, or just try to keep from unbalancing a platform covered with little wooden blocks.  Burning houses collapsed, empires were forged (and annihilated), we picked up a lot of blocks from the floor, and all had a fantastic time.
A round of Flash Point Fire Rescue.
We actually won this time

Another highlight of this week was that I got to use a fire staff for the first time.  I am part of Fire Arts, one of L&C’s clubs, and had been practicing with a fire knife all of last semester.  Thursday was my first time with a staff and I had a lot of fun.  I have included a short video below, I apologize in advance for the video quality.

L&C Everyday Life: Wifi

How fast is the internet there?
There's an app for that!
There are two wifi networks available just about anywhere on campus, LC Secure and LC Wireless.  LC Wireless is for guests and I don’t use it so I’m not going to cover it here.  To get into LC Secure, you will need your L&C username and password (which you will get once you get your @lclark.edu email address) and a wifi enabled device.  To help keep the network secure, everyone has to download a piece of authentication software (directions below) and must have up to date antivirus software.  Luckily, the college provides Symantec for free to full time students (download link below).

The wifi works decently in most places around campus, both indoors and out.  There are spots it doesn’t reach, but I have never needed to use my computer in those places so it hasn’t bothered me.  My internet connection here is much better than it is back at home, but I live in the country and our connection has never been great. 

Directions to connect to the wifi for the first time: http://www.lclark.edu/information_technology/gethelp/wireless_residence_halls.php

You can reach me at ameliaberle@lclark.edu if you have any questions