Dr. James Glenn
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Amherst College

Contact Information and Current Classes

Please see my new site at Amherst College.

Past Classes

CS111 - Introduction to Computers with Software Applications - F11
CS201 - Computer Science I - S09 F08 F03 S03 F02
CS202 - Computer Science II - F13 S13 S12 S08 S07 S06 F05 F04
CS295 - Discrete Structures - F12 F07 F05
CS301 - Data Structures and Algorithms I - S03 F02
CS451 - Programming Languages - F07
CS462 - Algorithm Analysis - S14 S12 S06 S04
CS466 - Operating Systems - S11 S08
CS478 - Theory of Computation - S11 S07 S05
CS489.02 - Computers and Games - S11 S09
CS610 - Discrete Mathematics and Algorithm Analysis - F12 F05
CS630 - Computing Fundamentals I F11
CS631 - Computing Fundamentals II S07
CS702 - Operating Systems S08 F07 S06 S05 F04 S04 F03
CS724 - Algorithm Design and Analysis - S14 S13 S12
CS751 - Independent Study: iOS Development U12
EG724 - Algorithm Design - S03

Classes at Lafayette College and University of Maryland, College Park (some links may be broken)


High School/CCSCE Programming Contest

2011 (no contest -- Dr. Glenn was not at Loyola to plan the contest during Fall 2010)
2010 (cancelled due to snow)
2009
2007-08
2006-07
2005-06
2004-05

Research

Publications
AP-free sets
Yahtzee

Curriculum Vitae

PDF

Tools

IJVM Interpreter

Recreation

Java Games Gallery
College Basketball Computer Rankings

Mark's Eggless Pancakes -- Terrible!

Summary: There is a recipe for eggless pancakes circulating on the Internet that, as published, calls for an absurd amount of baking soda. The results are terrible. It is likely that some of the baking soda is meant to be baking powder.

Lacking eggs but wanting to make pancakes, my wife and I Googled "eggless pancakes", which turned up several copies of the same recipe: Mark Satterly's Eggless Pancakes, supposedly based on an idea from the Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair of September 1993. Something struck us as odd about the recipe: in the ingredients list there is a line for 2 tablespoons of baking soda followed immediately by another for 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Normally, when the same ingredient is listed twice in a recipe it is because that ingredient is used in different places in the recipe (odd measurements might be listed on one line like "2T + 1t baking soda"). Here, however, all the dry ingredients are added at once. Furthermore, normal pancake recipes call for about 2 teaspoons of baking powder and perhaps a smaller amount of baking soda. Looking at other copies of the recipes and finding no corrections, we proceeded (skeptically) with the recipe as given. The resulting pancakes looked nice, but tasted like one would expect a mouthful of baking soda to taste.

I decided to use my modest page rank for good to warn people about this recipe. We hypothesize that the 2 tablespoons of baking soda should instead be baking powder, and perhaps only 2 teaspoons (update: my little sister, a former vegan, says she has made acceptable pancakes using 2 teaspoons of baking powder in a similar recipe). We are not likely to experiment with this recipe since we are not vegan, but we would be interested in hearing if it can be corrected.


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