UVA Class of 2014

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:26 pm

Cavalier wrote:
sundance95 wrote:Dear UVA IT: Thanks for making everything so 'secure' that's it's damn near unusable. I can barely remember my UVA web ID, and even if I do, there's no effing way I can remember your absurd passwords.

If you think UVA is bad, just wait until you see how a law firm operates.

I've worked in firms, and at least in them older partners have some pushback authority against the IT guys in terms of keeping things usable. For example, I'm sure emails at firms still follow the FirstInitial/LastName@firm.com standard or some variant, rather than the YourInitials/RandomCharactersThatNoOneElseWillEverRememberSoThatHiringPartnerYouNetworkedAPhoneInformationalInterviewWithWillNeverBeAbleToContactYouHaHa1337Haxxorz@virginia.edu that our IT department prefers.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Cavalier » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:35 pm

sundance95 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
sundance95 wrote:Dear UVA IT: Thanks for making everything so 'secure' that's it's damn near unusable. I can barely remember my UVA web ID, and even if I do, there's no effing way I can remember your absurd passwords.

If you think UVA is bad, just wait until you see how a law firm operates.

I've worked in firms, and at least in them older partners have some pushback authority against the IT guys in terms of keeping things usable. For example, I'm sure emails at firms still follow the FirstInitial/LastName@firm.com standard or some variant, rather than the YourInitials/RandomCharactersThatNoOneElseWillEverRememberSoThatHiringPartnerYouNetworkedAPhoneInformationalInterviewWithWillNeverBeAbleToContactYouHaHa1337Haxxors@virginia.edu that our IT department prefers.

You can create your own email adderss @virginia.edu. But I was mostly referring to the passwords--for accessing my firm's computer system remotely for example, I needed to know my username, which was a string of numbers and letters, my actual password, and my BlackBerry password so that I could access my RSA SecurID password (which changes every sixty seconds). And accessing WestLaw and Lexis was even worse.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:48 pm

Cavalier wrote:You can create your own email adderss @virginia.edu.

:shock: :shock:
If someone knows how, or knows where one can find this info, please post. I can memorize a random jumble of letters eventually, but the email thing is what really got under my skin.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:30 pm

By the way, was anyone else on grounds today? I went to pick up my copy of Office, and man, you could really feel the OCI tension in the air.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:08 pm

sundance95 wrote:By the way, was anyone else on grounds today? I went to pick up my copy of Office, and man, you could really feel the OCI tension in the air.


*OGI

:)

I wasn't on Grounds, but my roommate is a 2L and I got to hear about her interviews, which was cool.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Gecko of Doom » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:10 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:*OGI

:)

I was wondering how long that would take.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:11 pm

Gecko of Doom wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:*OGI

:)

I was wondering how long that would take.


I couldn't help myself. He said grounds and OCI in the same sentence. The cognitive dissonance was too much.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:37 pm

plenipotentiary wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
plenipotentiary wrote:*OGI

:)

I was wondering how long that would take.


I couldn't help myself. He said grounds and OCI in the same sentence. The cognitive dissonance was too much.

Dammit! I even consciously wrote grounds to avoid this public shaming. :o :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:23 am

Why are people already in the bookstore buying their crim book?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:03 am

jawsthegreat wrote:Why are people already in the bookstore buying their crim book?

Because every section uses it, and the used ones are $100 less than the new.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:14 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby PancakeMonster » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:50 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:You can create your own email adderss @virginia.edu.

:shock: :shock:
If someone knows how, or knows where one can find this info, please post. I can memorize a random jumble of letters eventually, but the email thing is what really got under my skin.

Many moons ago, I posted the directions somewhere (in C/O 2012 and 2013). This link will give you access and info on the process: http://its.virginia.edu/email/ams/


You can't set up your email@virginia.edu to be whatever you want. You can set it up to be NAME@email.virginia.edu though.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:13 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby esq » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:09 am

Forgive my ignorance, but is there a separate bookstore for law students? Or do we just go to the general UVA bookstore like everyone else?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby oneforship » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:20 am

esq wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but is there a separate bookstore for law students? Or do we just go to the general UVA bookstore like everyone else?


There is a separate bookstore inside the law school, at the end of Slaughter hall.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby esq » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:27 am

oneforship wrote:
esq wrote:Forgive my ignorance, but is there a separate bookstore for law students? Or do we just go to the general UVA bookstore like everyone else?


There is a separate bookstore inside the law school, at the end of Slaughter hall.

ty

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 5ky » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:32 am

The general UVA bookstore is, however, pretty sweet. It's massive.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby crossingforHYS » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:53 am

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 5ky » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:05 am

crossingforHYS wrote:aren't we supposed to get our sections tonight :)!


Tomorrow morning, probably. If today is even Thursday...I've lost all sense of time and space during OGI. It has been non-stop and relentless.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby WVUCelticFan » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:24 am

While I love that the uva email is through gmail and not some proprietary system that barely works, UVA computing has to be one of the most nightmarish systems I've ever encountered. What possible reason is there for having such a convoluted mess?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby crossingforHYS » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:26 am

5ky wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:aren't we supposed to get our sections tonight :)!


Tomorrow morning, probably. If today is even Thursday...I've lost all sense of time and space during OGI. It has been non-stop and relentless.

:( I'm sorry.

It will be over soon.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:31 am

WVUCelticFan wrote:While I love that the uva email is through gmail and not some proprietary system that barely works, UVA computing has to be one of the most nightmarish systems I've ever encountered. What possible reason is there for having such a convoluted mess?

This may sound crazy, but other schools have systems that are far worse. I miss the UVA setup.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 5ky » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:32 am

crossingforHYS wrote:
5ky wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:aren't we supposed to get our sections tonight :)!


Tomorrow morning, probably. If today is even Thursday...I've lost all sense of time and space during OGI. It has been non-stop and relentless.

:( I'm sorry.

It will be over soon.


Non-stop is better than the alternatives, though. A problem, but one worth having. I know of people who had 9+ interviews on the first day, I'm sure that was a nightmare.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby WVUCelticFan » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:05 am

Sections are up on law web.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby billyez » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:29 am

WVUCelticFan wrote:Sections are up on law web.


And with that news, I can add my recommendation that the incoming class not look up the grade spread of the Professors in their section.




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