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I have to enter my students' grades into Duckweb. I am finally done grading them. All the grades are stored on the departmental servers as I do not want to have a computer crash erase them. The deadline for grade submission is fast approaching. Unfortunately, when I try to connect to the computer containing my @cs email AND all the grades, I now get the following:
peter@Slick:~$ ssh
Last login: Fri Sep  8 22:05:00 2006 from c-24-20-118-149

You are not allowed to use this machine.  Please contact the
Computer Science office if you have questions.
120 Deschutes Hall, X64408

Connection to closed.
peter@Slick:~$ _

Argh! If you are a 122 student reading this, you probably got an A. I was really blown away by the final projects - the things you guys did are generally not considered to be possible for Programming 101 students.
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So, 9 people are signed up for the class, which had its first lecture today. Now I have a message from the director of the summer program on my answering machine stating that this is 2 too few and that summer courses need to be self-supporting, and that they are thinking of cancelling it. So now I have to decide if I want to teach the same course for less money and somehow have it take less of my time, or if I want to just cancel the course altogether and work solely on research, thus screwing a whole bunch of students.

I hate this crap. I just want to teach. I like teaching. Stop trying to make it difficult for me to do what I like, world.
Update:As things stand, I'd be taking a 15% pay cut to keep things going as they are. If two or 3 people sign up, everything is groovy and there is no pay cut. My research appointment is happy to employ me for any extra time I have on my hands, so the python class is still a go, but the web development class is not. Hopefully students from other cancelled classes will sign up for mine, and this whole issue will be rendered moot.

Also, if you are a student of mine and reading this, assignment 2 is up.
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I'm looking for two books in particular - The Wild Shore by Kim Stanley Robinson, and Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. I'm pretty sure I had both of these books at some point, and they were both awesome. Also, today I did the first two homework assignments for 399Python in 1/2 hour. So the students shouldn't take more than, say, 4 hours to do them. I hope. My student multiplier might be off because I've taught the class before, and therefore done similar assignments before...


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