Getting the hang of slides (November 22, 2003, 0) - I’m starting to get the hang of <gasp> lecturing – I can prepare
slides and talk. I find I’m much more comfortable when I have little
exercises for the students to do.
CS21A, reading exercises, and programming (January 19, 2004, 0) - We started with programming today. I think that the reading exercises
helped significantly, as the students quickly remembered which
structures to use and how to use them. We should try that in the
Bringing candy to the midterms was also a very good idea.
Second sem thoughts (January 19, 2004, 0) - - Students gain confidence by going through a number of reading
exercises before proceeding to programming exercises.
- A combined group/individual exercise allows all the students to
cooperate while still giving them time to practice on their own.
- Candy is a good thing, particularly during examinations.
- All-or-nothing exams are easy to check and are particularly apt for
At the Hong Kong International Airport (December 20, 2006, 0) - I’m at the Hong Kong International Airport, and have just polished off
breakfast. I have four hours before I need to check with the transfer
desk about chance passage on the next flight to the Philippines. What
would be the best way to spend that time?
I could take a shower. That would be nice. USD 10.00 for the
Monthly book-checking (July 3, 2007, 0) -
10% proper savings, check.
10% charity, check. Adopting the Toronto Public Library as my cause.
Crazy idea fund, check.
Emergency fund in place, check.
Tuition set aside, check.
Money set aside for plane ticket, check.
Rent until February, check.
Random Emacs symbol: map-keymap – Function: Call FUNCTION once for each event binding in KEYMAP.