15 Responses to Your turn to tell UO Matters stuff

  1. Anonymous says:

    What the hell is this?

    http://uoresearch.uoregon.edu/content/october-research-month

    Is this a plan to keep us in the AAU? Surely I am not the only researcher embarrassed by this shit.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Acutally the SEIU contract has a nonsensical phrase about “subliminal software” in it…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Are tips to UOMatters really anonymous? Wild rumors at the faculty climbing wall that UOM has nefarious software to capture computer ID of visitors and posters — some even say UOM can snatch your personal ID! I tell people they’re paranoid, they tell I’m crazy!

    • Anonymous says:

      Dog says

      1. No UOM is not doing this nor does the blog have that capability using this particular blogging software.

      2. Don’t believe me

      3. Be paranoid

      4. Enter http://www.uomatters.com through this http://hidemyass.com/ if you want to be anon

    • Anonymous says:

      Any blog harvests your IP address, if you view or post from your office computer, he knows. Learn how to use a proxy (google it).

    • UO Matters says:

      Yes, the statcounter.com software records IP addresses and keeps a log for the past 500 or so hits. The easiest way to opt out is with the ghostery.com plug in for your browser, which I highly recommend. If you just use a VPN your visits are still logged, but under a non-UO address.

      UO also logs visits to it’s uo-ua.uoregon.edu “fact check” website (which is currently down) using far more sophisticated software that allows them to match your visits with your behavior across the web. Ghostery is less effective there, because it’s hosted on a UO server and that logs all hits. Using a private VPN makes it more difficult for that software.

    • UO Matters says:

      And let me add for the truly paranoid that UO logs all web access, and knows which IP address is from which office. For wifi, they know which UO user logged in to the wifi network, and all their browsing history by user name. A private VPN is your best protection when browsing on the UO network. They cost about $50 a year. Geller tried to ban use of these in the faculty union contract, but I don’t think the final language used succeeded.

      I was told the SEIU contract contains some language about UO having to notify staff before their computer use is monitored, but the faculty contract doesn’t have that protection.

    • Anonymous says:

      I can see where this is going: pencils and paper and notes sent during and between classes. Beyond hi tech!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This can’t be legal. Is it?

    (Regardless. They underpay me on the argument that part of my compensation is the Oregon outdoors. Yet, PEBB wants to tax me for exercising outdoors? What the hell is going on around here?)

    https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&ik=27ecc039bb&view=att&th=141b8497112e1ba8&attid=0.1&disp=inline&safe=1&zw&saduie=AG9B_P8nd7kuRhPAND9S_C-d5Zbz&sadet=1381851296187&sads=R1PTXtX9yOAFfkCAwn8p5WADGt0&sadssc=1

  5. Anonymous says:

    PeaceHealth (also known as Sacred Wallet) is going to treat neighbors to a huge demolition dust cloud soon at 13th and Hilyard. Some media drone ought to explore what mitigation is going to be done. How many trees will be cut ? Will water be sprayed on the demolition to reduce dust (no, this increases costs besides the extra sickness and traffic mess all means more money for the hospital). Will the famous Vaux Swifts who nest at the 13th and Alder campus be destroyed…or were they already ? There are many issues…..issues I am sure the Sharkitects involved will be avoiding.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I assume others can chime in on rumors with additional or corrective information.

    I heard talk of the IAC having been “successfully” shut down this year. Switching to an Duck fan for chair, strict confidentiality, no email threads, no meetings scheduled.

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