Monthly Archives: August 2012

What Makes Good Software Good?

The first day of class (ECE2524: Introduction to Unix for Engineers) I asked participents the  open ended question “What makes good software good?” and asked them to answer both “for the developer” and “for the consumer”. I generated a list … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in ECE2524, engineering, GEDI, software, word cloud

Welcome to Religion 1024

Hello all!  Welcome to our course!  Please peruse the “Getting Started with Blogging” page to get started!  Feel free to leave a comment with any questions! Continue reading

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Welcome to Religion 1024!

Hello all!  Welcome to our course!  Please peruse the “Getting Started with Blogging” page to get started!  Feel free to leave a comment with any questions!
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Oak Mtn -> Lakewood -> Charlotte (Part 1)

Brief recap of the last 48 hours: Oak Mountain: 20th show. cities. ginseng(!) > the wedge. rock and roll -> lizards was definite highlight of the evening. sand. glad to get a non-botched waste. Lakewood: haters are gonna hate. ya … Continue reading Continue reading

Don’t Stop this Train

Sometimes I get so wound up with my short- and long-term goals in grad school that I forget that my personal life is moving forward as well.  This summer I was caught completely by surprise by a milestone that I had no idea I was approaching – I b… Continue reading

Posted in family, Grad School, Life, parenting

Don’t Stop this Train

Sometimes I get so wound up with my short- and long-term goals in grad school that I forget that my personal life is moving forward as well.  This summer I was caught completely by surprise by a milestone that I had no idea I was approaching – I b… Continue reading

Posted in family, Grad School, Life, parenting

Back to School

It’s that magical time of year again.  I’ve got a big stack of syllabi, a box of freshly sharpened pencils, and a computer full of ideas for assignments and class discussions.  It must be time for the students to return … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in New Semester, Students, Teaching

A Phillipic on My Political Ideology Crisis (Or I Love Being a Member of Generation Screwed)

I find myself often wondering when I tell other people what I am doing with myself, that I study political science and instruct courses in it, what comes to their mind at that moment. Hmmm…I wonder, do they think I … Continue reading Continue reading

Hacked

It was bound to happen sooner or later.  I logged into one of my online accounts yesterday evening to find a notice that someone had accessed said account via an Android product the night before.  I neither own an Android … Continue reading Continue reading

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Last Dose of Phun: Crunchy Grooves Leg 1

Thanks to this guy at http://phishthoughts.com/ the ‘feeling’ I have been trying to forget so I can get some work done before going back to the grind in the fall, provided a solemn reminder that PHISH (!!!!) returns tomorrow night … Continue reading Continue reading