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Refactoring Bad Design

Most of my development goes towards the academic management system I designed and built, ADAM. This has been ongoing for more than 15 years, having started when I was younger and much more na├»ve about programming than I am today. I graduated with a computer science degree but it is apparent that an appreciation for […]

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Adventures in 3D

I recently purchased the Prusa i3 MK3S+ 3D printer kit. The kit was delivered by FedEx within a week and I began the assembly process being rewarded with gummy bears along the way (there are several documented steps in the assembly of the printer that involve gummy bears). Apart from exploring and printing several of […]

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Teaching from Home

I shared a recent photograph with my colleagues. of my work space. I primarily work from home, but the requirements for teaching from home are somewhat different! Hardware I have a three monitor setup. The left runs the recording software (discussed later) and allows me to quickly stop, pause and resume recording, or switch between […]

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Teaching in Lock Down

I want to look at some of the practical implementations that are being looked at by schools who are continuing schooling during the lock-down. I will focus on high schools in particular because that’s where my experience lies. The Philosophies There are two broad philosophies that one can take when approaching online learning. The first, […]

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k-Anonymity and database encryption

In ADAM, we have a parent portal which allows parents to see some of the academic information we store about their children. This information needs to be secure but allow untrained individuals easy access to their portal. We want to have minimal interaction with the school to lower their support burden. The task is made […]