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Winter (January-April) 2006

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GJ Instructors:  Ian! D. Allen (January), Gert-Jan (GJ) Hagenaars (February-April) GJ
Contact E-mail, Office, Phone:
  See www.hagenaars.com and email via hagenag1@algonquincollege.com
See Ian!s Prof Timetable
WWW: Computer Programmer Home Page
Test Board: Master list of all CS term tests

Office Hours - Winter 2006

This class has one lecture section (010) on Monday and lab sections on Tuesday (012) and Friday (011). 

Important Dates for Algonquin Students

  • 2006-01-02 - Week 1 - start of classes for Algonquin Winter term 2006
  • 2006-01-30 - Week 5 - First term test (on paper only)

Forward your Algonquin EMail

You must have a working Algonquin EMail address for this course. You must read your EMail regularly (daily) during the school term.

From on-campus at Algonquin, you can forward your Algonquin EMail to any other address you wish.  If you do this, please ensure that your replies originate from your Algonquin EMail address or else my spam blocker may throw away your unknown mail address as junk. Your "From:" address must be your Algonquin EMail address, not a Hotmail or Carleton address.

You are responsible for keeping your own forwarding address accurate during the term.  During the term, the instructor will only send your marks to your (possibly forwarded) Algonquin EMail address.

You may wish to set your "alternate" EMail using Algonquin ACSIS while on campus.  The instructor may use your alternate EMail to inform you that your main Algonquin EMail account has a forwarding error; no personal data will ever be sent to the alternate EMail address.

Plagiarism and Academic Fraud

No copying!  No group work!  No working together!

There are no group assignments in this course.  Working together is not permitted. Copying material from sources that are not your own personal work (from other students, books, the Internet, or even from the blackboard or posted course notes) and submitting it without proper authorization and attribution is an academic offence called plagiarism

Students working together or submitting work containing plagiarized material will be charged with academic fraud.  Read the plagiarism document for details.

See also: Algonquin College Academic Policies and Algonquin College Directives

Required Course Materials

Required Course Textbook

A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming
Author: Mark G. Sobell, ISBN: 0-13-147823-0, Publisher: Prentice Hall, Format: Paper; 1008 pp, Published: July 1, 2005 (Copyright 2006).

For corrections to errors in the text, see the list of errata.

The above book is the only required textbook material for the daytime version of this course (section 010).  The bookstore sometimes adds other "suggested" materials (e.g. a Linux Chart) without my permission or knowledge; these are not needed. 

Alternate Web Notes

Web notes for this course are not kept at Algonquin College.  Ian pays for them to be stored on a commercial Linux-based web hosting service, with backup copies located in other locations.  The back-up locations may not be updated as frequently as the main site.

The main site is  http://teaching.idallen.com/dat2330/06w/

The current back-up locations are here:

  1. http://teaching.idallen.org/dat2330/06w/     (Note the dot .org domain suffix!)
  2. http://acadunix.algonquincollege.com/~alleni/teaching/dat2330/06w/     (on campus)
    The ACADUNIX site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ACADUNIX is broken and will not serve up the directory index files correctly. You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  3. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/dat2330/06w/     (on campus)
    The ELEARNING site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ELEARNING is broken and will not serve up the directory index files correctly. You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  4. http://teaching.idallen.ca/     (Note the dot .ca domain suffix!)
    The dot .ca sites are located at my home in downtown Ottawa (limited bandwidth). Don't use them unless all the other sites are down.

The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  The ACADUNIX site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken.  The site with the dot .org domain suffix is located in a large datacentre in New York city.  The dot .ca sites are located at my home in downtown Ottawa (limited bandwidth).


Web Author: Ian! D. Allen   idallen@idallen.ca

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