Category Archives: Teaching

Things they may not have taught teachers about teaching in college.

Las Vegas Lessons

“The first lesson that emerges from Las Vegas concerns the awesome destructive power of modern armaments like the 10 weapons Paddock was reportedly found with. In the hands of even a mediocre shot, an automatic weapon (like the one Paddock … Continue reading

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Plug For PASCAL

“Is it worth the extra effort to add static type annotations to a JavaScript project? Should I use Facebook’s Flow or Microsoft’s TypeScript if so? Will they really catch bugs that would otherwise have made it to master? both Flow and … Continue reading

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Canada’s A Winner

“Canada does not even really have a national education system, it is based on autonomous provinces and it is hard to think of a bigger contrast between a city state such as Singapore and a sprawling land mass such as … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian Stretch

I’ve done it. Our server and all but one of our clients have been dist-upgraded to Debian Stretch. The dist-upgrade went smoothly on all clients. The server was another matter. Oh, the dist-upgrade was smooth but web-applications were ripped by … Continue reading

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More On M$’s Servery Moving To ARM

“Redmond’s desire, over the next few years, to see the majority of its Bing web search and indexing, Azure cloud platform and database services, online storage, machine learning, and other features, powered by Windows Server on beefy ARM chips.…We found … Continue reading

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I’m a Linux Geek And Proud Of It

“While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many … Continue reading

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Austrian Schools

“As well as all the small problems with our Windows installations, hours lost in updating Java, Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight and so on, Microsoft turned off the KMS server in Vienna and this introduced new problems with the key management service. … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Now Accepted

“It turned out he runs Ubuntu. He’s an amateur photographer, and is proficient with GIMP and darktable. “Let me ask you something,” he said. “Do you ever install apps from a terminal? I don’t know if it’s just me, but that … Continue reading

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Been There. Done That. Again.

“Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows doesn’t care. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and … Continue reading

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NAFTA

“President Trump is committed to renegotiating NAFTA. If our partners refuse a renegotiation that gives American workers a fair deal, then the President will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw from NAFTA.” See Trade Deals Working For All … Continue reading

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Grizzlies And Politics

I don’t agree with Trump or some of his nominees on just about anything but “BetsyDeVos would not oppose putting guns in our schools. I was shaken to the core by her answer. So should every American parent.” See Citing grizzlies, … Continue reading

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The Big Game

Chuckle. I just opened some spam in my “inbox”. It was an ad from Wal-mart, entitled, “Prepare for the Big Game”. I use a lot of zoom so my instinct was to extrapolate that as Big Game Hunt, feast, whatever, … Continue reading

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