Welcome to the Course!
This website (and not Canvas) is the primary location for information on the course. Most of the course, and anything suitable for public viewing will be available here.
That being said, Canvas will be used for announcements and assignments, and discussions (i.e. anything that is private or semi-private.)
Note: Contacting me should only be done through regular email, at firstname.lastname@example.org (Messaging through Canvas will be ignored -- regular email is a better and safer tool for this purpose)
You don't need to do anything for the first day besides show up. The syllabus and calendar are below, and schedules and procedures will be discussed in class on the first day. See you then!
Week 7 - Interfaces and Languages
READ THIS AGAIN. or for the first time if you didn't before.
Browse for fun..
Week 6 - The Internet
The net; today:
Net Neutrality Today
Week 5 - Linux and Such
Important things for class, thursday
Definitely do the following. Choose one of the below, visit the site, and download the large ISO file, probably the 64-bit one, and LTS if it is an option. Do *not* try to double click or open it. Just remember where you put it, probably your "Downloads" folder. Feel free to use Bittorrent if this is an option for you, this helps everybody out.
Note — *any* other GNU/Linux OS is permissible, but the most convenient support (both by others and in this class) is likely to be one of the above.
Another thing you may want to do to get ahead of the game is to download AND DO INSTALL Virtualbox for your computer.
Under platform packages, click on the "hosts" like that applies to your REAL operating system and download and install normally.
More info is available below, but you do not have to do this yet.
How I use technology:Linux
Week 4 - OS' and History
Week 3 - Hardware
A good crossover reading from last week as well
A little old school, but good enough:
Does Moore's Law Matter?
(Warning, strong language ahead. But, it makes for perhaps the most frank and honest discussion I've seen on the topic)
Week 1 - Fundamentals of Computing
Week 2 - From Binary to Thinking
What programming is
(also this — brilliant!) - https://i.imgur.com/NQPrUsI.gifv
Facebooks war on free will (with an excellent bit in the middle on algorithms)