My latest iPhone/iPod touch app, Whiteboard Lite, is now available in the iTunes App Store.
This semester, I’m a Lab Assistant (also sometimes called a Teaching Assistant or TA) for the new ITP 499 iPhone App Development class here at USC (the University of Southern California). The most well-known iPhone App Dev class done so far was at Stanford University (CS 193P); props to them for posting some of their course materials online.
Ralph Nader visited USC today. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it, but I hope someone got it on video and will post it. I’ll ask some friends about it sometime
I ran into a thread called USC olympics at CollegeConfidential.com. I didn’t verify these facts, but they’re probably right: Continue reading
Some time ago, USC removed the list of Top Ten Professors from the Senate Course Guide. It’s old, biased, and unfair, but I’ve archived it here anyway. (Update  : Archive is gone, but it was previously located at /saved/USC-Top-Ten-Professors.htm )
Google is doing a Road Trip to showcase some of the universities using Google Apps. And guess which school is first on the list? That’s right: the University of Southern California. They announced the trip in this post. See the route: Google Road Trip: App to School. They’ll be at ‘SC on 9/9/2008.
One of the things I really liked about Blackboard was the fact that course materials from old courses were still available there. Unfortunately, this is being removed on September 1, 2008.
Today, USC’s Shibbloeth sign-on software wasn’t working for several hours. That meant blackboard, googleapps, my, and mywiki were down. I think they handled it well, though. They responded quickly to emails, and their phone system had a recording saying that they knew about the problem and were working to fix it. I wonder why it broke?
Most importantly, we ranked above UCLA
The schools students most named were:
4. New York Univ. (previously #1 for 3 consecutive years)
9. Univ. of Southern California
I am clumsy. I attempted to bring some delicious food to school in a tupperware, but it spilled in the trunk of my car. As I see it, about four things went wrong which caused this to happen. First, the food container itself was completely stuffed. This would be okay by itself. It was sealed shut, after all. Second, the container was put into a plastic bag, but I didn’t tie the bag closed. So there was nothing holding it into the grocery bag. Third, we were almost going to put the bag into a box, but I decided at the last minute to just put the bag in my trunk, assuming that the bag would be unnecessary. Fourth, I drove roughly, and I can imagine a couple of turns during which the food might have spilled.
So, if only one of those four factors were changed, things would be different. I believe that’s how most accidents happen. I read about a plane crash once. It wasn’t just one thing that caused it. It was a combination of factors; safety checks missed, unlucky equipment failures, and/or the wrong kind of weather. Thus it was with my spilled chicken, tomato, and mushroom dish. Oh well. I need to remember to tie all bags closed. Continue reading