CST8207 Week 15 Notes
Course Evaluation, Final Exam Results, Final Grades, Linux Rap

Ian! D. Allen – www.idallen.com

Winter 2019 - January to April 2019 - Updated 2022-05-04 04:44 EDT

1 Course Linux Server permanent shutdown June 2019

The Course Linux Server was archived and shut down permanently because the CLS system administrator (Ian!) had to resign from the College and nobody else was able to maintain the server.

For options on continuing to use Linux, see below.

2 Course Evaluation Results for CST8207 19W

The results of the CST8207 19W Course Survey Report are published under CST8207 19W Course Evaluation.

Thank You to all my students: Certificate of Recognition for Exceptional Teaching (PDF)

3 Final Exam Analysis

Below are the 76 raw, unadjusted marks from the Final Exam:

98.9 98.3 97.2 97.2 96.1 95.2 94.4 94.4 93.9 93.3 91.7 91.7 91.1 90.5 88.9 88.9 88.9 88.3 87.8 87.8 86.7 86.7 85 83.3 82.8 82.8 82.2 81.7 81.7 81.1 81.1 81.1 81.1 80.3 80.3 80 79.8 78.9 78.3 75 75 75 74.8 74.4 73.1 72.8 72.8 72.2 71.7 71.7 70.6 70.6 70.6 68.9 68.9 67.1 66.7 63.9 63.3 62.8 61.1 59.8 59.4 57.8 53.9 52.2 43.9 38.3 37.8 35 34 33.3 28.3 22.8 21 20.5

76: Pass 66 (86.8%)  Fail 10 (13.2%)
 37 A (48.7%)    14 A-    9 A   14 A+ 
 16 B (21.1%)     6 B-    8 B    2 B+ 
  9 C (11.8%)     2 C-    3 C    4 C+ 
  4 D ( 5.3%)     1 D-    1 D    2 D+ 
 10 F (13.2%)     9 F-    1 F    0 F+ 
 90% - 100%  14  **************       
 80% -  90%  23  ***********************
 70% -  80%  16  ****************     
 60% -  70%   9  *********            
 50% -  60%   4  ****                 
 40% -  50%   1  *                    
 30% -  40%   5  *****                
 20% -  30%   4  ****                 
 10% -  20%   0                       
  0% -  10%   0  

Number of students who got the last question wrong, even though the answer was given in the test instructions: 5

Here is a PDF of the Final Exam from April 2019. The slash-separated leading numbers in square brackets in front of each question are the number of students who answered the question correctly followed by the number of students who answered the question. The questions in this PDF are sorted in ascending order based on the first number, so the most difficult questions appear first.

Only the Registrar issues your final course grade. All grades for all students in CST are reviewed by the department the week after exams and your final grades are sent to the Registrar after that review.

Only the Registrar issues your final course grade.

4 Final Grade Results

Below are the 83 raw, unadjusted marks for the overall course:

98.9 98.1 97.7 97.2 96.2 96 95.2 94.9 94.6 94.6 94.3 93.3 92.5 91.4 91.2 91 90.2 89.8 89.6 88.9 88.8 88.3 87.6 87.6 87.5 87.3 86.3 85.7 85.3 85.1 84.4 84.2 83 81.3 80.8 80.3 80.3 78.8 78.7 78.3 78.1 77.3 77 76.7 76.7 75.9 74.8 74.6 72.7 72.5 72.1 71.7 71.5 71.2 71 70.7 70.4 70.1 70.1 69.7 67.4 65.5 63.8 63.5 57.6 54.9 48.7 47 44.4 44.1 43.4 41.1 39 33 32.1 29.7 28.2 22 15.4 12.8 9.7 7.8 0

83: Pass 66 (79.5%)  Fail 17 (20.5%)
 37 A (44.6%)     7 A-   11 A   19 A+ 
 23 B (27.7%)    10 B-    5 B    8 B+ 
  4 C ( 4.8%)     0 C-    3 C    1 C+ 
  2 D ( 2.4%)     0 D-    1 D    1 D+ 
 17 F (20.5%)    12 F-    3 F    2 F+ 
 90% - 100%  19  *******************  
 80% -  90%  18  ******************   
 70% -  80%  23  ***********************
 60% -  70%   4  ****                 
 50% -  60%   2  **                   
 40% -  50%   6  ******               
 30% -  40%   4  ****                 
 20% -  30%   2  **                   
 10% -  20%   3  ***                  
  0% -  10%   2  **

Only the Registrar issues your final course grade. All grades for all students in CST are reviewed by the department the week after exams and your final grades are sent to the Registrar after that review.

Only the Registrar issues your final course grade.

5 Notes from the Classroom

5.1 Commands Used

Keep a notebook with a [List of Commands] in it.

All commands have now been covered in the course.

6 Your own personal web page on the CLS

Sorry, all the personal student web pages were only available on the Course Linux Server that had to be shut down in June 2019.

/bin/cat

7 Using and installing Linux yourself

I do not recommend installing Linux as a “dual boot” option. Installing in a Virtual Machine (VM) is a better option, because:

  1. You don’t risk damaging your host machine by making a mistake setting up dual-boot. A botched dual-boot can easily wipe out everything.
  2. You can run multiple different Linux VMs. Try them all!
  3. You don’t have to shut down your main host to play with Linux. You can have both the host and Linux available at the same time. With dual-boot, you have to close everything and reboot the machine to get into Linux, and that’s a pain you don’t need.
  4. You can take a snapshot of your VM before you do anything, so you can always recover back to the snapshot if something goes wrong.

Here are some student options for continuing to use Linux/Unix:

  1. You can get a free BSD Unix shell account here: https://sdf.org/

  2. You can wait and install your own Linux virtual machine in CST8177.

  3. These CST8177 instructions below are obsolete, because the linux2.ca domain has expired. You may find some old notes in the Internet Archive, e.g. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.linux2.ca

    CST8177 used to install Linux in a VM, but they overwrote the old notes when the prof created the new term and the links may be broken:

    To install Linux in a VM now, you can use an old version of CST8177 notes here: LINK BROKEN http://www.linux2.ca/

  4. To install Linux in a VM now, you can use a very old version of CST8207 CentOS Installation notes

    • The above configures a minimal server, not a full system with GUI.
    • You can follow the same general method to download and install a more modern GUI Desktop version of Linux, e.g. Ubuntu Linux or Mint Linux.

7.1 Ottawa/Gatineau Linux Resources

8 My Last Linux Rap Video

I did my final Linux Rap at the start of class on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

“Only do, what only you can do.” - E.W.Dijkstra(?), John Maxwell(?), John Harvey Jones(?), others(?)…

With this quote and my upcoming necessary resignation from Algonquin College firmly in mind, I solicited four words from the students at the start of my last 8am Linux lecture class, wrote them on the board, put on a rainbow hoodie and orange pants, and performed a short freestyle, completely improvised rap that included all of the words they gave me.

Ian! Linux Rap video by André D’Aoust

Ian! Linux Rap on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhQqh-4PKE0

Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Link to all Ian Linux Rap Videos

9 Thank You

Certificate of Recognition

10 C O U R S E    E V A L U A T I O N

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|  _ \ | |  ___   __ _  ___   ___  |  _ \   ___   \ \ / /___   _   _  _ __
| |_) || | / _ \ / _` |/ __| / _ \ | | | | / _ \   \ V // _ \ | | | || '__|
|  __/ | ||  __/| (_| |\__ \|  __/ | |_| || (_) |   | || (_) || |_| || |
|_|    |_| \___| \__,_||___/ \___| |____/  \___/    |_| \___/  \__,_||_|
  ____ ____ _____   _____            _             _   _
 / ___/ ___|_   _| | ____|_   ____ _| |_   _  __ _| |_(_) ___  _ __
| |   \___ \ | |   |  _| \ \ / / _` | | | | |/ _` | __| |/ _ \| '_ \
| |___ ___) || |   | |___ \ V / (_| | | |_| | (_| | |_| | (_) | | | |
 \____|____/ |_|   |_____| \_/ \__,_|_|\__,_|\__,_|\__|_|\___/|_| |_|

11 Final Exam Results

You can get your raw, unadjusted Final Exam results early:

If you want me to reveal your raw, unadjusted Final Exam mark to you before your grade is released by the Registrar, first fill out your CST8207 Section 010 (lecture) Course Evaluation. (See above!) After you have done your CST8207 Course Evaluation, from your Algonquin email account, send me an email with “Subject: course evaluation done”. I will then send you your raw, unadjusted Final Exam mark.

I only release the raw, unadjusted Final Exam mark, not your final grade. Marks and grades may be adjusted before being sent to the Registrar.

Only the Registrar issues your final course grade. All grades for all students in CST are reviewed by the department the week after exams and your final grades are sent to the Registrar after that review.

Only the Registrar issues your final course grade.

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| Ian! D. Allen, BA, MMath  -  idallen@idallen.ca  -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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