Hoi An Nighttime

After four days of non-stop activity, we took a short flight North to Hoi An. Hoi An, is a very much a vacation area for Vietnamese and foreigners alike. It is a World Heritage site and will provide us with some very welcome down time. Maybe more down time than …

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The Meekong Delta

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The Meekong Delta

The picture pretty much sums up our experience here the last two days. We have both pushed ourselves outside our comfort zone, we have tried many new foods, and even took a sip of rice wine that had been marinating with cobra! Where do you go after …

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My Life as a Tunnel Rat

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For Sale: Spacious multi-bedroom dwelling, Over 150,000 square kilometers. three levels, the lowest will withstand even the heaviest B-52 bombing. Includes meeting rooms and hospitals. Miles of short narrow corridors, ideal for hobbits. Secret underwater entrance.

How would you like to live for nine years in an underground house …

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Ten Thousand Things you can Haul on a Motorbike

To say that there is a motorbike culture here in Saigon is a bit of an understatement. The population of Saigon is around seven million people and there are about four million motorbikes. Today we got to be a part of it all.

I'll spare you the details of our …

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Advent, Anticipation, Adventure

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In the Christian church, Advent is a season of waiting, a season of anticipation. Normally, we are waiting and anticipating the celebration of the birth of Christ. Christmas! This year is no different, but it is a bit hard to not look just past Christmas at what awaits us in …

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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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Runestone Fall 2014

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School is underway again, and now that we are a few weeks in to the semester I wanted to take a minute to talk about growth. Last year about this time things were still pretty chaotic, with the unexpected success of the books the servers were laboring intensely to keep …

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