Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2017.05.30
Although I appreciate that many people find Twitter to be valuable, I find it a
truly awful way to exchange thoughts and ideas. It creates a mentally stunted
world in which the most complicated thought you can think is one sentence long.
It’s a cacophony of people shouting their thoughts into the abyss without
listening to what anyone else is saying. Logging on gives you a page full of
little hand grenades: impossible-to-understand, context-free sentences that take
five minutes of research to unravel and which then turn out to be stupid,
irrelevant, or pertaining to the television series Battlestar Galactica.

		Joel Spolsky


9 Down, 45 To Go

WhooHoo! Small miracle, I’m still a straight “A” student with two more classes under my belt (Software Engineering and Operating Systems.) Not because of the material, mind you, but because of the technology employed by one of the professors. Its different from the on-line course software used during the Fall quarter. Equally disconcerting is that yet another professor buggered out due to some sort of personal crisis leaving the virtual classroom empty for weeks at a time. I really hope this isn’t a trend. I’ve initiated a conversation with DU regarding the particular issues and hopefully they’ll be resolved.

One thing is clear, the quality as well as the quantity of student participation on the discussion boards is critical. Without it, the class is pretty much like being self taught and who needs to drop 1,000+ bucks for that?