Pete, sorry i had to drop the Wed night GIS 121 class. I just couldn't handle that 10pm ... getting home at 10:30pm and arranging the time with kids and their mother.
One point on your GIS111 blog: GIS Fundamentals - Chapter 1 - (PowerPoint available) <--- this doesn't work.
I brought my map ArcMap home from school to finish the assignment at home. But the data link was broken (because I don't happen to have an H: drive on my machine). However, I scratched around and found the "repair broken data link" button and was able to get it working again.
I have a degree in computer science and a degree in history. I have spent more than 25 years as a programmer/analyst in many areas: IBM, UC San Diego, GM, etc. I love living in Asheville but not overwhelmed by the employment prospects.