Updated Classes Page!

Today I spent some time revamping my classes portion of this site. Yes, all of my class data is still online, but now it is protected by the power of a .htaccess file. So, unless you have my file names memorized, you’re left with the files that I have listed on each of the respective class pages. Not much has really changed, but I cut out all of the little deliverables and exteranous code that doesn’t really provide much academic value. But, I’ve included all lecture notes, assignments, presentations, handouts, etc… What I didn’t include was source code in some situations, all lecutre slides, and any in class handouts. Instructor provided class materials (bascially anything I had zero part in creating/working on) aren’t mine to share and therefore aren’t displayed. We pay tuition for a reason, right? But, if you’re in dire need of code examples or help, use Google. I’m sure an answer can be found there.

Now, there is a caveat that I need to explain. This work was completed by project teams as well as on my own. I don’t mind you looking at it, borrowing ideas, and being nice with it. However, do not plagiarize, steal, copy any of this work. I know that some professors are very diligent on varying up their course material, assignments, and tests yearly, but some don’t. So, you could run along an assignment I did in a class that is exactly like one that you are doing right now. If this happens, please use your better judgement.

I plan to keep all of this online as an archive of my experience in the Information School. So, treat it nicely. Enjoy!

Graduation Weekend

Well, it’s been quite a weekend, to say the least. I decided to have my weekend start a little early by taking Friday off. I thought that I should at least take the day off since my Dad was coming into town on Thursday night. But, that night was only the beginning of a whirlwind weekend of fun stuff to do. Continue reading “Graduation Weekend”

URS: Why?

So, if you are in the iSchool you should have received an e-mail from the Dean about the Informatics students that are participating in the URS. What stunned me was that one of them was none other than our favorite Informatics-do-it-all-in-javascript-student, who shall remain nameless. It simply stunned me. Now, there are some other great people from the Informatics program presenting (OpenAgent, Botanical RFID, to name a few) with projects that are worthy of the Symposium. But man, if he can get in…


I can say that my life has been less and less exciting since I graduated. It is not that I have had nothing going on, but nothing that really stands out as something worthy of writing. But, one thing that I have been putting off, not without thought though, is networking. Stephanie and I are curious on how we all stay in touch after graduation. We have built quite the community over the past year and a half and it would be a shame to see it all vanish.

So, Ryan, what did you have in mind?

Honestly, I really don’t know. I mean, I like blogs, but I know that some people don’t like blogging. I also kept tossing around the idea of a hosted site that could be used for the 4th cohort to stay in contact. It could aggregate blog, flickr, whatever, feeds of information and present it. I think that would be pretty cool. It could also store contact information and whatnot, really whatever we wanted. But, I am only one of many in this and I’m curious if people are interested in such a thing. I think that it would be cool to have, even more so after we all start to move apart in physical locations.

What I’m looking for is some sort of constructive feedback on what people would like to see, or if they would like to see nothing done at all. But, if you have something to offer to the plate, let me know! I want to know what you would use such a site for. Would it be like other networking packages out there? Do we just use one of those that are already made? Or do we make something more customized? Any constructive thoughts that you have would be a great help!

Emmert Visits iSchool

Today was the day that UW President Emmert was scheduled to visit the iSchool to see what we have to offer as a school. Being a student representative I was asked to speak with him and other student representatives during a 15 minute time span while on his visit. A weel ago, I was told to be on campus at 10am to be there on time. However, I check my e-mail at around 9:25am today and I see a message telling us that it has been moved up to 9:45am. This means that I had to book it to campus to even try to get there on time. Continue reading “Emmert Visits iSchool”

End Is Near

The end of the quarter is coming closer and closer with each day. All that I have left to do is work with my 370 group to put our proposal together. It is a nice relief to only have that one thing left to do. This means only one more group to focus on and only one class to worry about.

But, before I head on break the quarter needs to end. So, this past week has seen a 115 page design report paper be turned in, a presentation on such paper, and our final presentation in 498 on Nmap. Yeah, it was a lot to do, but I am glad that it is all behind me now. Continue reading “End Is Near”