Shout Out for CoRD

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This is a shout out for CoRD: Remote Desktop for Mac OS X. This software allows you to connect to a remote MS Windows machine from a Mac using rdesktop as the underlying technology.

It is a lot awesomer than Remote Desktop Connection software from Microsoft. Why is it better? The U/I is much easier to use. It doesn't crash. The way the window is embedded is much more natural for Mac users.

It doesn't seem to forward sounds though and I'm also having trouble moving files between my local machine and the remote machine, but that is true in any multi-machine set up that I put together.

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Finally the snake guy loses!


Today is the first day that I have been able to successfully beat the Don Patterson who raises snakes in a Google Search for my name. Hurray!. Unfortunately I'm way below snake guy in MSN Live. There is more work yet to do. Also there is the jazz musician to deal with.

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Will the real Don Patterson please stand up? Love your music man. When will you play DC?

Posted by: Nate at March 19, 2008 8:51 AM

Hurray for Teaching!

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The awardees for the 2008 ICS Dean's Awards for Faculty are as follows:

1. Dean's Award for Research: Rina Dechter.
2. Dean's Mid-Career Award for Research: Max Welling.
3. Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching: Don Patterson.
4. Dean's Award for Graduate Student Mentoring: Nik Dutt.
5. Dean's Award for Service: David van Dyk.

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That's great, Don!

Apparently adding that joke to your PowerPoint slide really helped.

But seriously, congratulations.

Posted by: John Krumm at March 16, 2008 12:01 PM

Great Quote

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From my wife:

"You are just like those cheesy hotels on trip advisor"

In reference to the fact that I was the first one to rate me on (9/30/2005 entry) and that many hotels are clearly trying to defend themselves by creating fake happy customers on trip advisor. In my defense I don't maintain a wikipedia page on myself.

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"This professor is one of the best in the Informatics major. Shows a real passion for the material he is teaching. Spans a wealth of material during lecture but always manages to maintain a relaxed and fun environment. Incorporates examples of relevant and interesting technology during lecture. Tests are reasonable and relevant. Overall good guy."

Posted by: Sam Kaufman at March 12, 2008 11:35 AM

I swear that wasn't me. Or anyone I bribed :). Except perhaps with doughnuts.

Posted by: DJP3 at March 12, 2008 11:46 AM

Post-modern devotional - "Wake up dead man"

"Jesus, Jesus help me
I'm alone in this world
And a fucked up world it is too
Tell me, tell me the story
The one about eternity
And the way it's all gonna be

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man

Jesus, I'm waiting here boss
I know you're looking out for us
But maybe your hands aren't free
Your father, He made the world in seven
He's in charge of heaven
Will you put a word in for me

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man

Jesus, were you just around the corner
Did You think to try and warn her
Or are you working on something new
If there's an order in all of this disorder
Is it like a tape recorder
Can we rewind it just once more

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man"

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Caedmon's Call -"Thankful"

"You know I ran across an old box of letters
While I was bagging up some clothes for Goodwill
But you Know I had to laugh at the same old struggles
That plagued me then are plaguing me still
I know the road is long from the ground to glory
But a boy can hope he's getting some place
But you see, I'm running from the very clothes I'm wearing
And dressed like this I'm fit for the chase

'Cause no, there is none righteous
Not one who understands
There is none who seek God
No not one, I said no not one

So I am thankful that I'm incapable
Of doing any good on my own

'Cause we're all stillborn and dead in our transgressions
We're shackled up to the sin we hold so dear
So what part can I play in the work of redemption
I can't refuse, I cannot add a thing

'Cause I am just like Lazarus and I can hear your voice
I stand and rub my eyes and walk to You
Because I have no choice

I am thankful that I'm incapable
Of doing any good on my own
I'm so thankful that I'm incapable
Of doing any good on my own

'Cause by grace I have been saved
Through faith that's not my own
It is a gift of God and not by works
Lest anyone should boast"

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"The Death of Lazarus

1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, "Lord, he whom you love is ill." 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, "This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus[a] was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." 8 The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?" 9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." 11 After saying these things, he said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him." 12 The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." 16 So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary(R) to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you." 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." 24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day." 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world."

28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" 37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?"

38Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days." 40Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me." 43When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out." 44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

John 11

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Post-modern devotional - "Peace Peter"

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"The Queen of Narnia and Empress of the Lone Islands desires a safe conduct to come and speak with you," said the dwarf, " on a matter which is as much to your advantage as to hers."
"Queen of Narnia, indeed!" said Mr. Beaver. "Of all the cheek ---"
"Peace, Beaver," said Aslan. "All names will soon be restored to their proper owners. In the meantime we will not dispute about them."


"Oh," said Mr. Beaver. "So that's how you came to imagine yourself a queen -- because you were the Emperor's hangman. I see."
"Peace, Beaver," said Aslan, with a very low growl.
"And so," continued the Witch, "that human creature is mine. His life is forfeit to me. His blood is my property."

From C.S. Lewis's, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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Caedmon's Call Cover of Rich Mullin's song: "Hope to carry on"

I can see Jesus hanging on a cross
I can see Jesus hanging on a cross
Oh, I can see Jesus hanging on a cross
He came looking for the lost

And love has come
Love has come
Love has come
And given me hope to carry on

I can hear Jesus saying Father forgive (Father forgive)
I can hear Jesus saying Father forgive (Father forgive them)
I can hear Jesus saying Father forgive
And what a thing He did

Love has come
Love has come
Love has come
And given me hope to carry on

And I can see love
Love is all I want to see
It can make a beggar rich
It can set a prisoner free
I know He can do it for you
God knows He did it for me

And I can see love
And love is all I want to show you
Love's the only way to go
And love
But love is all a man might need to know
This I know

And you know Peter put away his sword
I can see Peter putting away his sword
Well I can see Peter put away his sword
He won't fight no more

Love has come
Love has come
Love has come
And given me hope to carry on
To carry on
To carry on

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" 1When Jesus had spoken these words,(A) he went out with his disciples across(B) the Kidron Valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew(C) the place, for(D) Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3(E) So Judas, having procured a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4Then Jesus,(F) knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, (G) "Whom do you seek?" 5They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he."[a] Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6(H) When Jesus[b] said to them, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground. 7So he asked them again, (I) "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." 8Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he. So, if you seek me, let these men go." 9(J) This was to fulfill the word that he had spoken: "Of those whom you gave me I have lost not one." 10Then Simon Peter,(K) having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant[c] and cut off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 11So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath;(L) shall I not drink the cup that the Father has given me?"

John 18:1-11

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