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As many of you know, your UVM NetID+password allows you to log on to virtually any CHWB computer and "get ‘er done," as we say East of Waterbury. Do this and you’ll have access to the CHWB share and to all of your "MyDocs" stuff: spreadsheets, word documents, family pictures, whatever. It’s magic.

The thing is, You Must Use The Force Wisely.

Never ever ever ever ever "borrow" someone’s computer this way if you’re just going to wander off without logging off the computer. HEY, IT HAPPENS.

And if it happens to you, the next person who sits down at that computer can, you know, look at all those family pictures, study those child support spreadsheets, read that thinly-fictionalized workplace-revenge novel. Worse yet, they could read something they shouldn’t read about a student.

BE CAREFUL.


TWO ADDENDA

Addendum One: Truth be told, if you log onto someone else’s computer, all of your "MyDocs" stuff (see above) will be copied onto that computer. And there it will live, forever–inaccessible to the casual user, but fully accessible to someone with the know-how, the access rights, and the willingness to put make the effort. Moral of the story: try to maintain a relatively monogamous relationship with your one true computer.

Addendum Two: I guess I should also point out that checking your email in a public place like the Davis Center is a great thing, but do NOT leave your email open when you leave. LOG OFF.