My Life in the Computer History Museum

Its been six or eight years since I've taken a group of students to the Computer History Museum, and am I ever glad that I made the stop this time. The museum has changed a lot over the years and this was by far the best visit ever.

The first …

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Who Are We?

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I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately and I know others have been repeating this question as we struggle through the strategic planning process.

It struck me the other day when one of my colleagues, a person I know worked on the current mission statement for Luther …

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Fending Off “Day 2” at Luther College

I’m a fan of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, whether its because he “got it” and was the first customer of Net Perceptions or because of his fascination with space or just because I admire him as a leader. It doesn’t matter, I pay attention to what he …

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The flood of 2016

We were sitting on the screen porch last night watching the storm roll in. In this case the 'we' was the computer science department. There is nothing like watching the lighting show at a distance. Just as the first person was getting ready to leave, the downpour hit. The consensus …

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Super Slow Motion Butterfly

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Sitting on the deck yesterday, we noticed this butterfly hard at work. Polinating the flowers like crazy. So I grabbed my phone and set it to super slow motion and shot a few seconds of this hard worker.

Today, as a break from coding, I trimmed it up a bit …

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Is Google Bad for CS1?

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I've just finished teaching a seven week course called Fundamentals of Web Development. Its an introductory course for potential CS majors and non-majors alike. I enjoyed teaching this course, but I learned something that I think has been right in front of me for years, that became very apparent with …

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