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CS1502 Summary E‐Mail Link Generator
Anyone in Patch's 1502 class at Pitt has to send an e‐mail the day before each class with a short summary of the assigned reading. It's not exactly hard, but the subject field and body of the message must follow the given format, with the course title, the date, and the student's name. Due to some combination of laziness and inclination to do some programming, I've created a short JavaScript program to generate all this for you.
Course‐Description‐Title GreaseMonkey Script
A Greasemonkey script to give the Pitt course‐description pages nicer titles.
Meal Plan Analysis
Don't buy a meal plan if you don't have to. This section explains why you shouldn't, what you should do instead, and what you can do if you are required to have a meal plan.
OpenAFS under Linux at Pitt
If you're using OpenAFS under Linux, you need to use klog to get a Kerberos ticket so that you can view your private files. I don't know if there's a good, automated way of doing this, so I've created one.
Pitt Links
Finding information about courses, schedules, maps, etc. on Pitt's web site isn't half as easy as it should be. I've collected some links here.
Pitt RSS Feeds
RSS feeds for Pitt classes and news.
Pitt Username Trivia
Ever wonder what the most common initials of Pitt students are, how many there are with your initials, why your username is crp11 when there aren't 11 people with those initials here, or what kind of username you get if you have no middle name?
Printing to Lab Printers from Dorms/Home
Free printing is nice, but it's annoying to log in to a lab computer and then hang around while the document prints and the staff fetches it. It would be a lot easier if we could print stuff from our own computers and just pick it up. It turns out that we can, though it's currently a bit convoluted.
Schedule Formatter
PeopleSoft, which Pitt now uses for scheduling, doesn't allow you to print your schedule in a nice, graphical format. This script does.
wpa_supplicant for Linux Networking at Pitt
Pitt changed its network setup for the 2004–2005 school year, switching from PPPoE — for which I could use adsl-start/adsl-stop — to IEEE 802.1x. From what little I have found out about the systems in question, it sounds as though this is theoretically an improvement. However, Pitt's implementation seems a bit unreliable, even through Windows XP and the AEGIS client they provide. Here I've put up some information to help other people who run Linux at Pitt to get online, plus some scripts to automate the process, if you're lucky.