One of the subjects i am studying with my degree is Web Systems. Be wary it is very deceiving it should really be called “Every System”. Although it does cover some basic HTML it is really Operating Systems 101 (in unix).
Being a self proclaimed apple fanboy you would expect me to be comfortable with some UNIX but unfortunately my parents brought me up as a child on a PC (with much regrets) thus most of this coarse is new to me. Last week we had a web systems “quiz” (that is if 8 questions can be called a quiz). The quiz wasn’t bad but much of the content wasn’t necessarily covered in the lectures.
For our next assignment we have to create a web site… i wonder if a wordpress custom blog counts 😛 Probably not.
This reminds me of my tutor Ryan, he is also my lecture for programming fundamentals. If i had to describe him in one word i would say “Linux Head” (i know that is two words). So anyway he is hilarious and by far my favourite lecturer (sorry chriss wong). When he asked the lecture hall for a suggestion on a game he could make to demonstrate simple programming the first reply was “DOTA!”. This was followed by many cheers and laughter. Once the crowd settled ryan says with a puzzled face “whats Dote?”. Quite funny to most of the lecture hall… So instead he made battle ships.
In web systems we use this online system called linux gym which trains you to use linux (dahh). It also marks you on certain questions. Let me just say one thing. I HATE LINUX GYM. I mean its not that its hard no not at all its that its fuking forgetful. Just recently after completing most of the exercises for the semester i checked on my results from linux gym online, and what do you know, even though i completed every question every now and then it hasn’t recorded it properly and so i am down 5 or 6 marks from the whole semester. I know, i know whats a couple of marks over a whole year, but seriously thats just gay.
I will leave you with this quote.
“Programmers are in a race with the universe to create better and better idiot-proof programs while the universe creates bigger and bigger idiots. The universe is winning.”
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