Author Archives: rondfw

About rondfw

Dad, Husband, Techie, Boilermaker

What did you learn about coding today?

What did you learn about coding today? Be specific and expansive. Consider how technology influences what people write online and what the limitations may be in terms of what they are willing to reveal and what they may hide. What … Continue reading

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Raising Happy Kids

A (borrowed) paragraph on raising happy kids: “In our desperate quest to create happy kids, we may be assuming the wrong moral burden. It’s strikes me as a better goal, and dare I say a more virtuous one, to focus … Continue reading

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It’s GO day!

Daughter #2 graduated yesterday.  Three grandparents in the house.  60+ people coming to Violin Recital at 6:30pm tonight and first PhD course has first virtual meeting starting at 6:00pm.  This is gonna be fun.

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One week to go

Week from today I will be a full time student again for the first time since 1989. Boy, a lot has changed since then! From the subject matter I’ll be studying to the tools I’ll be using, hardly anything is … Continue reading

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One character

Over the course of the last two days I spent about 2 hours total debugging a problem on a virtual machine running on one of my computers. Describing the problem was fairly straightforward: the scheduled task wouldn’t run. I read … Continue reading

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Acceptance Day, or “My wife will have three kids in college.”

I can probably count on one hand the number of truly pivotal days in my life…. the day I met my wife, first day on the first real job, the births of my children, first (and thusfar, only,) day getting … Continue reading

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One size fits some

Online learning, in its various incarnations, are, like tools in a craftsman’s toolbox, simply tools. If your only tool is a hammer then all problems look like nails, so it’s incumbent upon ed tech evangelists to recognize that whatever might … Continue reading

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