Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2013-09-06

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13:07 goehle hey mgage
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16:09 mgage goehle:  hi
16:30 goehle hey mgage
16:30 goehle back from class
16:40 mgage goehle:  I'm back too -- you there?
16:41 goehle yes
16:41 mgage what's up?
16:41 goehle my initial question was about something which turned out to be a bug, which I fixed.
16:41 goehle should I submit a bug report for that?
16:42 goehle also, I wanted to ask if you knew anything about the JMM special session that Gavin is putting together
16:42 mgage yeah probably -- we keep trying to maintain discipline and submit bug reports even on stuff we fix immediately -- just so we can have a record -- not sure that we always succeed at that -- yours truly included
16:43 mgage I don't -- but I'm encouraging people to submit abstracts for the JMM sessions in general -- I'll email you a short list
16:44 goehle I was invited to talk in Gavins session.  Its on techonology and teaching
16:45 mgage I think you should  -- you have a lot to advertise
16:46 goehle gavins is the second to last one
16:47 mgage found it
16:47 mgage mike may and Paul Seeburger are also hosting a session
16:48 mgage it's the last title
17:01 goehle is it worth it to give two talks?
17:02 mgage it can be -- I think you have at least two talks to give -- the achievements -- and essayAnswers
17:03 mgage it means you have to prepare two talks -- but I would think neither of those would be particularly easy to prepare.  -- I think a lot of people don't know about either of those features -- even those who use webwork
17:03 mgage sorry particularly hard to prepare
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17:42 goehle hey mgage.  My computer froze so I didn't see your response, if there was one :)
17:43 mgage two talks is ok -- did you get that response?
17:43 goehle that was the one I missed
17:44 goehle if I submit a talk for
17:44 goehle Using Online Resources to Augment the Traditional Classroom
17:44 mgage I think talking about essayAnswers and achievements would be very useful -- a lot of people don't know about either of those features -- even those who use webwork
17:44 goehle ok
17:44 mgage each of those is worth a talk
17:44 goehle I could do essay answers for Online Resources
17:44 rbeezer essayAnswers are great!  ;-)
17:44 goehle and then achievements for the other
17:44 goehle nice!  I'm glad they are working out.
17:45 goehle I'm still having trouble getting people here to use them
17:45 rbeezer Being able to reply is very nice, saves lots of time
17:45 mgage I'm about to start I think -- I'm still doing tech support for myself to get everything up and running.
17:45 mgage currently working on getting a sage cell server going
17:45 rbeezer But you still have to read them (I have small classes)
17:47 mgage goehle: we have one issue I think with gateway assignments  I suspect the gateway page is still saving passed answers to the file instead of to the database?  http://webwork.maa.org/moodle/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=3084
17:47 mgage I haven't investigated yet.
17:49 goehle ah that could very well be
17:49 goehle I implemented the db answer saving in ProblemUtil
17:49 goehle in the function process_and_log_answers
17:49 goehle but looking at GatewayQuiz, I dont think it uses that feature
17:50 goehle I guess i just assumed that it did
17:50 goehle would it be better to make GatewayQuiz use process_and_log_answer
17:50 goehle or just to add the db code to GatewayQuiz
17:52 goehle rbeezer:  any glaring issues with essay questions that need to be dealt with?
17:53 mgage sorry -- student
17:54 goehle np
17:54 mgage goehle:  we should check with Gavin about that.  It shouldn't be too hard a fix
17:56 goehle ok
17:57 goehle no
17:57 goehle adding in the db code would be only a few lines
17:58 goehle do you want to email him or should I?  (or will he respond to forum posts?)
17:58 mgage go ahead and email him.  -- he might not notice the forum post -- I'll respond to the forum post.
18:13 goehle I was thinking about emailing Paul Seeburger to check if essayQuestions would be an appropriate topic
18:13 goehle Does he work at Monreo Community College?
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18:19 mgage goehle:  yes -- just down the street a mile or so.
22:54 aubreyja mgage - did you or geoff fix the gateway answer logging bug?

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