NUS Wireless WPA Supplicant for Linux and Raspberry Pi

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It came to my attention, recently, that people were still struggling with wireless configuration on their Linux, or Raspberry Pi, to connect with the NUS wireless network. Linux isn’t that well supported on campus, but there are official guides that are plenty helpful. Further, I’d expect that Linux users can pretty much self-support themselves. It’s pretty easy. If you use…

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Using A Mac In NUS 2015

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Ten years ago, or even five years ago, using a Mac in NUS may prove to be a bit of a challenge. Things are quite different these days, and its not just because the Macs have become so commonplace, but the recognition of diverse platforms, including Android and iOS phones and tablets, that need to be supported. If you need…

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NUS Mac Notebook 2015

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The new NUS academic year is starting just around the corner, and it’s that time of the year again where many NUS students, including those who are matriculating this year, might be looking into getting a new notebook. The new NUS notebook tender for 2015 is out, so let’s take a look at the Mac ones! I’ve been writing about Macs…

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FortiGate WebVPN At NUS SoC

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I originally intended to write just a simple support note for NUS School of Computing (SoC) users, pertaining to the WebVPN service that we use. However, I realised this information is likely just as useful to any user of FortiNet’s FortiGate SSL VPN solution. Web-based SSL VPNs are supposed to be nice and easy to use. Unfortunately, someone has to make…

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Updated Retina MacBook Pros from NUS

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) updated its notebook tender for 2014 last month. For people looking to buy a Retina MacBook Pro, the tender became immediately obsolete, because Apple announced a hardware refresh and a price cut across its entire Retina MacBook Pro line. NUS halted the Retina MacBook Pro sales, but they’re now back with the new models and new prices! If…

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NUS Notebook Tender 2014

The National University of Singapore (NUS) notebook tender for this year is now available. With the new academic year coming just around the corner, NUS students might be keenly watching out to snag a deal. As a Mac user, I’m particularly interested in the MacBook offerings. Are the prices any good? Let’s find out. First things first. Apple just refreshed…

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Computing Is Hot Again

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So apparently Computing is the in-thing again, according to a Straits Times article this week. We are attracting better students who prefer to choose us over other options. I suppose this is also helped in part by the high rankings earned by both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the School of Computing. NUS is ranked first in the 2014 QS University…

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NUS Ranked Number One

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) has emerged as number one in global ranking. This is in the Dropbox Space Race, a competition amongst schools for eternal glory (according to Dropbox). Furthermore, NUS has also become the first school to reach the prestigious 25GB goal with 15K points, and all that in much less than 24 hours. Yes, the race…

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From Junk to Beauty

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In another week, this junkyard of trash is supposed to turn into a float. No, not gold or other riches, I’m afraid. This is part of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) rag and flag events. The float is the rag part of it. That rag is an understatement of the beauty of the floats and performances that will be…

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Installing Solaris 11 via Automated Install

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Just like I’ve been a long time Linux user, I’ve also used Solaris for a long time. Not the whole time throughout, no doubt. But I did have SunOS on what I could call my personal workstation back in the mid 1990s. That was SunOS 4. It was also known as Solaris 1.x back then, thanks to Sun Microsystems’ rebranding…

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