Author Archives: rondfw

About rondfw

Dad, Husband, Techie, Boilermaker

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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Heroes and Villains

Presented in no particular order… my philosophy, as it regards to education, has been influenced by some ideas espoused by these individuals (I don’t necessarily regard them as heroes per se, but I thought the title Heroes and Villains was catchy… more, especially … Continue reading

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