Friday, December 4, 2020

More online experiences

So here we are for a week of teaching online. I did a couple of online lectures earlier in the week. Now when I go to get my email on OUTLOOK my account name and password are accepted just fine. But when I try to access CANVAS or FACULTY and ADVISING tools (to enter grades) my password is not accepted. The IT people had me deal with this by changing my password. That fixed things yesterday but the problem reoccurred today with the new password. I found that when I enter the password the computer changes the account name entry to something else! I was finally able to log on by doing things in reverse order, going back and putting in the account name after entering the password. In that way I got into CANVAS and was able to enter the final exams for my classes. (Next week is online final examination week.) Don't know why the computer wants to change my account name to something incorrect.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


 "As the story goes, Godel was preparing for his US citizenship examination in 1947 when he claimed to have found a 'loophole' in the constitution that allowed the US to elect a dictator." Crazy Donald's current coup attempt* makes it clear that Godel was right to be concerned.

It must be possible to prosecute a sitting president.

* Al Gore is the one who had the US presidency stolen from him, not crazy Donald. (Setting us back twenty years in trying to deal with climate change.)

Covid statistics

 Of the 58 students that I've had in my face-to-face classes this semester 18 have had to go into quarantine or isolation for at least 2 weeks each due to Covid.