Choosing a College Degree Program for Non-Academics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing a College Degree Program for Non-Academics

and IT Professionals that don't "Pass Paper"

Edward Frye

Western Governors University




One Course down, now I wait

Today my courses opened at Western Governor's University. The first course is designed to take up to 15 days and must be completed within 20 days. So far, I have completed all activities for the first class and can't begin my second class until I speak with my student mentor.

I can review the course requirements, what will be "learned" in a particular class, but I can't actually begin the material until it has been opened.

I was actually still awake at 1AM this morning because I wanted to get started, but alas, it was not available.

Going back to school, starting Saturday

Starting this coming Saturday, October 1st I begin taking classes again at Western Governor's University.

This will be my second attempt at starting a degree at an online university. The first was through Capella. And as I'm writing this blog entry, there is an advert for Capella right here.

The reason I was not successful with Capella was that the course I took was dependent on time spent "in class". As well as dependent on group projects.

First day of school woes, sexism and discrimination?

Yesterday was the first day of school here in Tracy. My older two are both in High School now. My wife was having some difficulty getting Cassie registered for high school as the office was closed whenever she tried to go there. And they weren't registered at the end of last year because she didn't have the TDaP booster shot yet which is required by California state law.

So yesterday my wife goes to the office and attempts to register our daughter for classes and is given the run around saying that she doesn't have everything she needs. Back and forth to the school several times.

Facebook and Twitter integration (Google Plus?) revisit.

It seems that after a few module updates, I am no longer receiving the Share to Facebook function when updating stories and blog postings is no longer available. I see that the code is in the modules contributed examples, but not fully integrated. Also the examples enable too many features that I actually don't want or have found a different/better looking way to provide them.

Twitter robot update

Yesterday I decided to see what it would take to get my twitter robot @HackThisOrg up and running again. I found the Net::Twitter perl module when looking for simple OAuth functions. The follow portion of the robot lives again.

When I first wrote the robot, I didn't want to use modules other than the LWP module because I wanted to see if I could get the functions I was looking for in a more simple fashion without having to download and compile a ton of code. I wasn't exactly following the "Be Lazy" mantra of Perl modules.

Information Security week in review

Some of the interesting news articles in regards to Information Security this week, read more for details

  • XSS vulnerability in Skype could allow 3rd party to change passwords
  • Undersea communications cables are cut every 3 days
  • Apple iOS 4.3.4 release & Jailbroken
  • FBI Arrest 14 in relation Anonymous / PayPal case
  • Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Charged in M.I.T. Data Theft
  • Anonymous Claims Hack of NATO, Sends Warning to FBI
  • BING DNS hijacked? SANS says it looks like it
  • Three pizza chains ATMs hacked

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