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Computing Nightmares, Be Gone!

September 29, 1999
Ghouls, goblins and other assorted creatures of the night tend to throw a big party only once a year, usually taking the rest of the year to cure a nasty Halloween hangover induced by too much candy and the sight of small, strangely dressed children with trashbags. One nightmarish spectre, however, looms perpetually large over college campuses nationwide: computer malfunction. True, the name sounds relatively benign, but be afraid, be very afraid of this dreaded menace and its insidious sidekick, the error message. Both of these beasts can make any student's life a living hell, especially as midterms and deadlines approach.

IT's Alive!

September 15, 1999
You've been there before. Talking at a party, wandering the supermarket aisles, or even walking around campus, just doing your own thing, when suddenly you come across someone who looks incredibly familiar. Problem is, you can't put a name to the face, and you spend a few moments racking your brain, searching for the connection between you and that not-quite-nameless stranger. Usually, the missing name plays hide-and-seek with your brain until you shake your head, shrug your shoulders and continue on with your life. That is, until the same exact situation pops up again, and you are left wondering if you should take the next step and discover the link that somehow binds you to this other person.