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The return of the undead [Jun. 2nd, 2005|07:29 pm]
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I railed against THE MAN in regards to stupid professors a few times now. With the summer vacation upon us all, such whining will now take a backseat to more pressing matters. But first, a final postscript. I figured out how those crappy profs keep their jobs, aside from that pesky tenure bit.

Steps to remaining a professor forever:

1) Teach obscure useless subject (e.g. assembly language programming) which is assumed to be difficult to learn.
2) Groom a subdued sense of panic in students by spending the majority of lecture doing anything rather than teaching aforesaid material.
3) Pass everyone with high marks, even though the students attempted under half the problems on the final and copied the labs from last years students.[1]

No longer am I motivated to yell, scream and shout about the utter incompetence of the teacher, as I have passed the class I was certain I'd failed. Not just passed, as in a C- or something. Passed with flying colors. If I say anything now, they might start making my future degree worth something by actually grading accurately. Sacrate.com really says it all, though.

So, yeah, grades are in, class is over, now all that's left is working fulltime to amass money for the state next semester. Perhaps the laptop purchase was a bad idea.

Heading north this weekend to the homeland. My brother is building a house. Does anyone know anything about building cripple walls? Like, for example, how to hit a nail with a hammer without a) injury to finger holding nail, b) bending the nail while driving, or c) causing the head of the nail to ping off into outer space, leaving only a thin shaft of metal behind? Amazing that whole thing was technically a question, eh? lalaith82 may feel free to critique me on that one, should she still feel the need now that it's a profession, and not a hobby.

[1] Note to registrars, vice presidents of X, and others who care: This clearly did not actually happen, because of simple logic: Where did the previous class get answers from? WHEN DOES IT STOP?!

[User Picture]From: vandil
2005-06-02 08:56 pm (UTC)


It took me a lot of practice, but I fancy myself capable with a hammer.
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[User Picture]From: lalaith82
2005-06-04 01:30 am (UTC)
Ha ah ah ah!! I don't actually know anything about what I'm reading; I'm just responsible for making sure it's in English!
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-06-08 11:29 pm (UTC)
Uh... I might be too late, but you can always try to use a pair of plyers. OR, go rent yourself an air compressor and a nail gun. If I'd known you needed one, I'd have loaned mine to you before I left for vacation... =(

Hope all is well, that all your fingers are still in tact, and that the northern bit of the state isn't too unpleasant and hot.
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