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After Hours CIT Tutorial - October 26, 2014

I have heard some students complaining about the difficulties they are having in learning the material in our various courses (programming, html, etc). It occurred to me to that there are some of us studying this material for whom it comes easily. Given this, I thought, why not start a program to organize sessions in which those of us who find this material easy tutor those who find the material hard. Read More


Typing Like A 13 Year Old - October 17, 2014

Have you ever noticed how – on Facebook – young teens and preteens type like they are trigger happy with the shift key? You know, when they type like this: “Hello eveRYbodYi AM now writIngLIkeiAm ThIrTEeN And amTrigGerhaPPYwiththe ShIfT kEY”. From time to time, I like to tease such kids by imitating them. But – amazingly – for someone with years of experience in typing properly (read: not trigger happy on the shift key) this is very difficult. Read More


The Matrix - October 16, 2014

So, I decided that I need my own Matrix Screen. Once upon a time, I downloaded a pretty good screen saver of the Matrix effect. But that was close to a decade ago – and I have no idea where I got it from or where my copy of it went. Therefore, I need a new one. I realized that with my current coding skills, I could probably write my own in C. Read More


Rempel STS - October 10, 2014

This semester, one of the courses I am taking is HTML and Web Design. Having learned how to use CSS style sheets and the DIV tag, I decided that I would go about making a fake web-page. Now, among my many interests is space travel and exploration. I follow what organizations like NASA and SpaceX are generally up to. In my free time, I tend to play a great deal of Kerbal space program. Read More


Rosemary Mennonite Church - October 7, 2014

My home church has a website, though I personally am not a big fan of how it looks. To that end, I thought I might try my hand at creating a new one. So I set out to create this page. The header graphics (stones) is somewhat inspired by the stones on the front of our church building – and it was created using a combination of Inkscape and GIMP. Read More


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