Category Archives: engineering

Stranger in a Commonplace Land

As I began reading the two introduction essays by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich to The New Media Reader I first was a bit overwhelmed with the length of each.  This immediately made me think of an article that was reverenced in … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in engineering, new media, technology, vtclis13

Structure, Language and Art

In a recent post tylera5 commented that the last time he wrote poetry was in high school, and wasn’t expecting to have to write a poem for a programming course. I got the idea for a poetry assignment from a … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in ECE2524, engineering, expression, GEDI, language, poetry, programming

Response to “Class Material – reposted”

In his post titled Class Material – reposted, zickbe asked a very good question about the content of ECE2524.  This is a question that has come up at least once every semester, to paraphrase it is “Since there are modern GUI … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in command line, ECE2524, engineering, response

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

A Matter of Standards

Last night on my bike ride home from PFP class I mentally prepared a “todo list” of things to get done in the couple of hours I’d have  before getting too tired to be productive.  In a classic example of … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in ASCII, engineering, GEDI, internationalization, PFP, standards

They like me!

Today I had an interview for a fellowship (more about that in another post) at 1:40. I teach a class that starts at 2 so I asked a fellow professor if he could cover the first few minutes of my … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in ENGE 1114, engineering, engineering edication, Teaching, Teaching Experiences

Academic Privilege: Experiences as a white cisgendered gay male atheist Engineer

Wow.  So after skipping out of PFP early on Monday to attend a talk titled “Why are you Atheists so Angry” by Greta Christina, I was going to write a post about    what angers me about the current state … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in engineering, privilege, social issues