Don Whitney

Welcome to THE FALL 2023 Semester!


My Current and Upcoming Schedule:
Office Hours:
Most Mondays, 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Remote)
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Favorite Quotes

"Almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure. These things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You just have to decide what kind of a man you want to grow up to be. Because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's gonna change the world. -- Jonathan Kent, Smallville

"In God we trust; all others must bring data." -- unverified author

"Life is nothing without trivia, but nothing in life is trivial." - Don Whitney

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -- Carl Sagan

"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs to John Sculley

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. -- Horace Mann, 1859

"Excuse me... What does God need with a starship?" -- Captain James T. Kirk, 1989

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge -- Dr. Stephen Hawking

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6

To have made even one person’s life a little better, that is to succeed.” — Henry David Thoreau

"I don't know what weapons will be used for World War III, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" -- Unknown, just after WWII.

Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it. --Ferris Bueller,  June 11, 1986

“It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” ― Mark Twain

Trust, but verify -- Present Ronald Reagan, 1986. In the original Russian “Doveryai no proveryai”

My advice is don't rule out community college or a trade school.  That's what I did. I graduated at a community college. And it was the best thing I ever did.   -- Mike Rowe, 2017

"Ancient Astronaut Theorists Say Yes" --  History Channel

"You have the strength that comes from knowing." --  GOD, Oh God!, 1977.

This Season in Tech-ish History


November 1987
Microsoft releases Windows 2.0
November 1, 1952
U.S. explodes the first hydrogen bomb.
November 3, 1957
Soviets launch first dog into space.
November 5, 2001
Nintendo releases GameCube.
November 8, 2001
Microsoft releases the Xbox.
November 9, 1934
Astronomer Carl Sagan is born.
November 10, 2001
The first Apple iPod goes on sale in U.S. Thanks Steve!
November 21, 1969
The first permanent ARPANET link was established. The connection was from UCLA to Stanford to UC Santa Barbara to University of Utah. ARPANET later to be also known as DARPANET and is our pre-curser to our Internet.


December 5, 1901
Walt Disney Born.
December 15, 1966
Walt Disney died.
December 17
Wright Brothers Day, commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
December 17, 1903
First power driven flights by the Wright brothers 30 mph. At Kitty hawk Bay, N.C
December 17, 1935
First flight of the Douglas DC-3. The first airplane my dad helped to build at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, now known as Boeing.
December 19, 1902
Marconi first wireless sent across the Atlantic.
December 23, 1947
The Transistor was successfully demonstrated on December 23, 1947 at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. (Just shortly after the 'Roswell' incident. Just sayin')


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