Remembering John Carlis

Everyone wants to belong, and for a young man from a small town in southwest Minnesota who went to a small liberal arts college as an undergrad, the U of M can be a pretty intimidating place -- a real "pair a dime" shift if you will. I remember waiting in …

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A Detour on our Cording Cutting Journey

Date Tags Tech

I wonder how much data we have used this period? I asked my wife as we were streaming Premier League football on YouTube Tv at 4K resolution on Saturday morning. A few minutes later I had found the right page and was staring at a bright red bar graph that …

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Update! Response Time Analysis of Runestone API’s

The graph pretty much tells the story. Things are much better after upgrading to a server with two more CPUs! You can see that the latencies are below their old levels starting on the 19th.

This afternoon I dusted off my old Bank Teller simulation that I use in Data …

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My Life in the Computer History Museum

Its been six or eight years since I've taken a group of students to the Computer History Museum, and am I ever glad that I made the stop this time. The museum has changed a lot over the years and this was by far the best visit ever.

The first …

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Who Are We?

Date Tags Luther

I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately and I know others have been repeating this question as we struggle through the strategic planning process.

It struck me the other day when one of my colleagues, a person I know worked on the current mission statement for Luther …

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Fending Off “Day 2” at Luther College

I’m a fan of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, whether its because he “got it” and was the first customer of Net Perceptions or because of his fascination with space or just because I admire him as a leader. It doesn’t matter, I pay attention to what he …

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Spring Break 2017

Spring Break! Boy did I need one! With everything going on at the college, I really needed a few days away from school to clear my head and have some fun. What better way to do this than with friends Tim and Sandra Peter at their home in Florida!

Noodling with Tim

Although …

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