Runestone Interactive: The Next Phase

Runestone was born during my 2010/11 sabbatical. We launched interactivepython.org in June of 2012 and used it in class in the fall of 2012 for the first time. The growth of Runestone has been steady over these last six years growing by about 1500 — 2000 students each semester …

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Chapel Talk - May 7 2018

The following is the transcript of my chapel talk. You may be able to view it here.

Luke 24: Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened …

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Lifelong Luther

As this will be my final Ideas and Creations contribution I hope you will indulge me in a little look back over my relationship with Luther College and the teachers and professors that have made me who I am today.

The first person I want to mention is the man …

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Remembering John Carlis

Everyone wants to belong, and for a young man from a small town in southwest Minnesota who went to a small liberal arts college as an undergrad, the U of M can be a pretty intimidating place -- a real "pair a dime" shift if you will. I remember waiting in …

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A Detour on our Cording Cutting Journey

Date Tags Tech

I wonder how much data we have used this period? I asked my wife as we were streaming Premier League football on YouTube Tv at 4K resolution on Saturday morning. A few minutes later I had found the right page and was staring at a bright red bar graph that …

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Update! Response Time Analysis of Runestone API’s

The graph pretty much tells the story. Things are much better after upgrading to a server with two more CPUs! You can see that the latencies are below their old levels starting on the 19th.

This afternoon I dusted off my old Bank Teller simulation that I use in Data …

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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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