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Archive for January, 2006

Allison Krauss

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I received a terrific Christmas present from my sister and her family: Now That I’ve Found You: Collection by Allison Krauss and Union Station.
Voice. Like. An. Angel.
Several songs on this album just rise to the very top: When You Say Nothing At All, Broadway, and the goosepimple-raising gospel number, In the Palm of […]

What I’m Reading - Gramma’s Attic

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

I’ve added a new link category over on the sidebar: What I’m Reading. You may have to scroll down to see it.
Anyway, I thought I’d briefly mention a couple of books that have recently been a part of the bedtime reading ritual. The books are from the Gramma’s Attic series. We […]


Sunday, January 15th, 2006

OK. I’ll admit I’ve never tried anything like this, and I am probably more skeptical of it than I should be.
Christianity Today runs an online series called Men of Integrity (sort of makes up for this, I guess), with daily readings and a weekly theme. This week’s theme is Be A […]

Problems with Sitemeter?

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Sitemeter tells me I had three visits last week (starting on the 8th and ending on the 14th). Does that seem right to you? I count four different individuals who commented this week, and I know some of them visited more than once. Furthermore, I sometimes go to the site myself to see […]

First Week Down

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Nothing earth-shattering to report.
In Theory of Computation, we mostly reviewed the mathematical foundations necessary to understand the upcoming models of computation. I went through them pretty quickly, stopping only to introduce the concept of a language. I reviewed equivalence relations and induction in the context of strings and languages, which is […]

IEEE Education Society’s Distinguished Lecture Series - Professor Burks Oakley II

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Every so often, the IEEE* Education Society has an online Distinguished Lecture Series. Usually there are several online presentations and an accompanying ongoing question and answer session. The first series for 2006 is one that may be of interest to readers of this blog, as it concerns among other things, blogging. Here’s […]

Not in a million years!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

This is why you shouldn’t put any stock in online quizzes. I would have predicted Robin or maybe The Green Lantern (although my favorite remains Superman).
Which Superhero are you?
Your results:You are Hulk





Green Lantern




The Flash






Wonder Woman




Iron Man




You are a wanderer withamazing strength.

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Three-way, four-way, what’s the difference?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

I forgot to mention a discovery I made yesterday while teaching Theory of Computation. yesterday. I was introducing the concept of a finite state machine to my students by modeling the states of a three-way bulb. You know: click - 50W - click - 100W - click - 150W - click - off […]

Math 101: The First Day

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Not much to report, really. I was not as polished as I’d like to have been because I was burning off a lot of nervous energy - this is a very dfferent course for me: first math course I’ve taught in a long time, largest number of sudents in one class, most diverse group […]

Exchanging Ideas on Math 101

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Robert at Casting Out Nines has suggested that we cross-blog about our experiences with our Liberal Studies Math courses. Fair enough! I’ve created a new category, Liberal Studies Mathematics (as Robert has done), and will try to write about my thoughts and experiences in teaching this course.
This three-hour course is a core requirement […]

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