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Winter (JanuaryApril) 2013

This page is for Assignments Only

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.

Instructor
Ian! D. Allen
Contact E-mail, Office, Phone
See the Prof Timetable
WWW
My Teaching Home Page
My Personal Home Page
Office Appointment Hours
See my Prof Timetable schedule.

Important Dates for CST8177 Students

  • 2013-01-07 – Week 1 – Monday January 7 – classes start
  • 2013-02-18 – Monday February 2 – Algonquin Study Break Week (no classes to 2013-02-22)
  • 2013-03-29 – Friday March 29 – (Week 11) – Good Friday (no classes)
  • 2013-04-20 – Week 15 – Algonquin Final Assessment Week (Exams end 2013-04-27)

See also the "Academic Calendar" on the Algonquin Registrar Office Page.

Laptop Machine Requirements

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.

Laptop Support, Maintenance, Loans

Read the section What if my laptop breaks before you need it: Mobile Learning Support.

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Sysadmin devotion to duty

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This program is well-suited for students who:

See Computer Systems Technician.

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

Read All The Words

who has time to read?

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.

Alternate Web Notes

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!)

  1. http://teaching.idallen.com/cst8177/13w/    (main .com site)
    The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Troy, Michigan, USA.
  2. http://teaching.idallen.org/cst8177/13w/    (note the dot .org domain suffix!)
    The .org site is located in a large data centre in New York.
  3. http://acadunix.algonquincollege.com/~alleni/teaching/cst8177/13w/     (on campus)
    The ACADUNIX site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ACADUNIX is not configured correctly to run CGI scripts and it will not serve up the directory index files correctly. (See this note.) You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  4. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/cst8177/13w/     (on campus)
    The ELEARNING site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ELEARNING is not configured correctly to run CGI scripts and it will not serve up the directory index files correctly. (See this note.) You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.

Take notes in class!