My Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG) public key
Ph.D., Engineering Science (Computer Engineering),
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY,
M.S., Computer Science, New
York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY, 1983
M.A./L.S., (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies), State
University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony
Brook, NY, 1973
B.S., Mathematics/Secondary Education, State
University of New York at Stony Brook, 1970
High School, St.
Dominic's High School,
Oyster Bay, NY, 1966
Office hours:Fall semester, 2013: As indicated below, or by appointment.
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Note that I do not have regular office hours during exam weeks, the summer,
or other times when classes are not in session. If you need to see me during
such times, send me an email to request an appointment. Note, however,
that I may not check my email regularly during breaks and vacations. I almost never check voicemail
during breaks and vacations.
Courses -- Fall, 2013
Courses -- Spring, 2014
Other Courses I Have Taught at SRU
Course names below link to syllabi from previous semesters.
Calendar, texts, topics, and class rules reflect the last time I taught the course,
and are likely to change when/if I teach the course again.
- CpSc 144, Fortran (no longer offered)
- CpSc 150, Advanced Programming
- CpSc 210, Productivity Software
- CpSc 217, Structured and Dynamic Web Programming
- CpSc 236, Selected Computer
- CpSc 327, Systems Administration and Security
- CpSc 350, Principles of Concurrent
Programming and Operating Systems
- CpSc/Mgmt 365, Management Information Systems
- CpSc 423, Computer Networks
- CpSc 443, Software Project Management
- IndS 101, FYRST Seminar
SRU Sousa Project, a project to digitize the marches of the March King,
John Philip Sousa, with all instrumental parts, in the beautiful LilyPond format.
- Free (Open Source) Software
Linux Operating System
The K Desktop Environment
- Programming Competitions
- Author, computer software for elementary and middle school
- Advocacy for Secondary School Computer Science (or, PowerPoint is not an Academic Subject)
- Various free language processors (compilers, interpreters, integrated development environments) If your school cannot
afford enough licenses, and if you
are frustrated by the fact that your students are using a different language
processor at home than they are
at school, these might be for you!
Things I Used to Do
These are things I used to do for a
But really, folks...
I tried being an elevator operator, but the job had its ups and downs.
I was an author for a while, and it was all write.
I was quite busy as a sanitation worker. Business was always picking up. Our mottos:
Always at your disposal! Service with a smell!
Next, I tried selling brushes, because I wanted to have a Fuller life.
- Later, I got a job as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they
gave me the axe.
- I worked for a while with a seismologist, but my position was too shaky.
- Then I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it.
- My job in a muffler factory was simply exhausting.
As an astronomer, I found that things were always looking up.
- I had my life's greatest accomplishment when I installed a local
network in Australia: the famous LAN Down Under!
I tried being a deep-sea fisherman for a while, but that life is a drag.
- I worked for a while with a dentist who was married to a manicurist. I never
could get my work done: they were always fighting tooth and nail.
- I got a good job in a jumper cable factory, but it didn't last.
I just couldn't get started.
- Then I got a job in a factory making camoflage clothing, but that didn't
work out well, either. Every time I put my work down, I couldn't find it again.
I made eyeglasses on the Alaskan islands, but people said I was just an optical Aleutian.
I quit when I fell into my lense-grinding machine and made a spectacle of myself.
- When I worked in a nuclear power plant, I got atomic ache.
- Then I worked in an upholstery factory. The first day, I fell into the machine,
and found myself completely recovered!
- I worked in an orange juice factory for a while, but I got canned. I just
- So, finally, I decided that I needed to forget about the whole thing, so I
drank some Milk of Amnesia.
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