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Fall (SeptemberDecember) 2014

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Ian! D. Allen
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Important Dates for CST8207 Students

2014-08-25 – Week 0 – Algonquin Orientation Week
2014-09-01 – Week 1 – Monday September 1 – Labour Day (College closed)
2014-09-02 – Week 1 – Tuesday September 2 – classes start
2014-10-03 – Week 5 – Friday October 3 – Midterm #1 of 2 (10%)
2014-10-13 – Week 7 – Monday October 13 – Thanksgiving Day (College closed)
2014-10-31 – Week 9 – Friday October 31 – Midterm #2 of 2 (15%)
2014-11-07 – Week 10 – Friday November 7 – Last Withdrawal Date
2014-12-06 – Week 15 – Algonquin Final Assessment Week (Exams end 2014-12-13)
2014-12-08 – Week 15 – Monday December 08 08h00 (8am to 11am) – T117/119 – Final exam (30%)

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

Full list of CST8207 theory and lab periods

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│010│Wed│11:00│13:00│ 1│WT│130  │ Ian!
│010│Fri│16:00│17:00│ 1│WT│130  │ Ian!
│011│Tue│14:00│16:00│ 1│WB│232  │ Ian!
│012│Fri│10:00│12:00│ 1│WT│321  │ Ian!
│013│Tue│08:00│10:00│ 1│WA│136C │ Ian!
│014│Tue│14:00│16:00│ 1│WB│132  │ Todd Kelley
│020│Mon│16:00│18:00│ 1│WH│102  │ Ian!
│020│Fri│12:00│13:00│ 1│WC│346  │ Ian!
│021│Wed│08:00│10:00│ 1│WP│211B │ Ian!
│022│Mon│12:00│14:00│ 1│WP│216A │ Todd Kelley
│023│Wed│08:00│10:00│ 1│CA│402  │ Todd Kelley
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Alternate Web Notes

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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/cst8207/14f/    (main .com site)
    The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Troy, Michigan, USA.
  2. http://teaching.idallen.org/cst8207/14f/    (note the dot .org domain suffix!)
    The .org site is located in a large data centre in New York.
  3. http://cst8207.idallen.ca/~idallen/teaching/cst8207/14f/     (on campus)
    The CST8207 site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken.
  4. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/cst8207/14f/     (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.

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