Ian! Allen only handles some of the labs for CST8177 in Winter 2013. For full course information, go to Blackboard or consult Professor Todd Kelley - kelleyt at algonquincollege.com.
See also the "Academic Calendar" on the Algonquin Registrar Office Page.
This is a Mobile Program Course – you must have with you a portable ("laptop") machine running Virtualization Software into which Linux can be installed for the duration of the term. You are encouraged to bring your machine to all your labs and classes so that you can participate in exercises.
Read the section
What if my laptop breaks
before you need it:
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This program is well-suited for students who:
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night. - Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
When you are given an assignment, read all the words. Read all the words before you answer a question. Read all the words before you ask anyone for help. Years of students have passed before you; the answers to most of the questions are already written in the assignment. Read all the words.
Web notes for this course are kept at multiple sites, including some broken web sites at Algonquin College. I pay for the notes to be stored on commercial Linux-based web hosting services, with backup copies located in various locations.
Write down the locations of the web notes and their backup copies from the list below. (You won't be able to get to this page if the main web site is down!)