Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Words with Friends: It's called a tie

This can't be right. You guys ever hear of a "tie"?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ridiculous Apple ID password restrictions

Apple's draconian password criteria are guaranteed to produce two results: 1) Lots of people forgetting their password, and 2) Lots of people writing their password down.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Web Science course in Spring 2013

I'll be offering an Introduction to Web Science course for upperclass computer science majors in the spring. This is the second time this course has been offered; the first offering was two years ago.

This course will cover a number of topics that are very relevant to computing today like how web search engines work, analysis of social networks (like determining who is your "best" Facebook friend), and leveraging the wisdom of the crowds to make personal recommendations. We will use Python to write all our programs.

Because of the advanced nature of this course, it is assumed students will have already taken COMP 250 (Internet Development) and COMP 245 (Data Structures).