Sun, 28 August 2016, 14:08

A student writes:

> Hello Dr. Patt,
> I wanted to quickly get Lab 0 done for Computer Architecture but my LRC
> account is retired and the IT Help Desk won't be able to activate it until
> Monday since they don't work the weekend. Is there any other way to access
> the servers or turn in this assignment?
> Thanks,
> <<name withheld to protect the student who did not read the Lab 0 descriptor>>

If you will read the description of Lab 0 that we posted on the course web page,
it should be clear what to do if your account is retired.

Sometimes, ECE LRC system mistakenly assigns retired status to students.
If the student emails IT, they generally will fix the status very quickly, 
even on the weekends, so you should have this fixed later today.

If IT doesn't fix your account tomorrow, let me know, and we will deal with it.

Meanwhile, I will set a new deadline for Lab 0.  Tuesday night, just before
midnight.  This lab should not take much time, I just don't want you in
panic mode a half hour before lab 1 is due because you have not gone through
the simple process of lab 0.

Yale Patt