Basic software for Macs:
Google Chrome: Steve' favorite web browser (http://www.google.com/chrome?platform=mac)
Quicksilver: allows one to launch or switch programs quickly by typing a key sequence (http://www.blacktree.com/)
Set up "Spaces" to give yourself some more desktop space (Apple Menu->System Preferences, "Expose & Spaces")
Graphic Converter from Lemkesoft: For editing/converting image files (http://www.lemkesoft.com/content/188/graphicconverter.html)
We have a multi-user license for GraphicConverter 8: Username "Van Hooser lab / Brandeis University", serial number GCV7-USUAFZ-WWZ. We have a multi-user license for GraphicConverter 9: Username "Van Hooser lab / Brandeis University", activation code GCV9-PUFZXX-YRR.
Combine PDF: A shareware program that allows you to merge PDF files into 1 w/out paying for Acrobat: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/CombinePDFs.shtml
Basic software for PCs:
(PC users, please add here)
This is our lab development tools site: https://sites.google.com/site/vhlabtools/
LabView Full development serial number: M74X09433
LabView Vision Development Kit serial number: M74X20309
LabView Image Acquisition Software (March 2010): M74X22278
Brandeis has a site license for Matlab. You can install it yourself with these instructions: https://kb.brandeis.edu/display/SCI/Obtaining+Matlab. During the installation process, you'll be asked which toolboxes you want to install. Check out the list at http://code.vhlab.org to see all the toolboxes you'll need for VHLab work. After you install Matlab, you might go to http://code.vhlab.org and install our Matlab libraries!
You can install Adobe Illustrator on a machine that you are going to use for lab work.
Go to https://licensing.adobe.com/ to log in w/ email@example.com and KZ548c5
Under the Licenses menu, choose downloads.
Under the End User/Deploy-to ID menu, select an order. Oddly, these are lists of orders we have placed rather than products. You will see a list of products for each order that you select. Choose one that has Adobe Illustrator for your platform (PC or Mac).
Download the software.
While the software is downloading, go back under the Licenses menu and choose Retrieve Serial Numbers.
Again, select an order, and find one that contains the software for your platform. It will include a long license string. Use that serial number string when installing the software.
Install the software, and provide the serial number. Use "Van Hooser lab" as the user, Brandeis University as the company.
Thunderbird (email client)
Needs a special configuration to work with your brandeis.edu account. Open Thunderbird, then enter the following:
incoming: server is imap.gmail.com; switch to SSL/TLS connection security, then fill in - port 993; user name is firstname.lastname@example.org (Yes, the whole thing); authentication is normal password
outgoing: server is smtp.gmail.com; port 465 - all else the same as incoming server.
If you want the Brandeis Directory to talk to Thunderbird so that your address line will volunteer an email address when you start typing someone's name, click on the email@example.com, then go to settings, then:
click Composition& Addressing on the sidebar, then Use different LDAP server. Click Edit Directories. Click Add. Name is Brandeis Directory; hostname is ldap.unet.brandeis.edu; Base DN type exactly o=Brandeis University and be sure you have only the one space between Brandeis and University; port 389. Click OK, then Add Brandeis Directory, then click OK. Finally, select Brandeis Directory under use a different LDAP server.