December 11th, 2006

Neko (lofulah)

One down, three to go...

...24+8.75 hours until the next crazy bloody exam of doom.

This exam (IB150) either went really well, or really badly. We shall see. I still hate how one three hour exam could mean the difference between a D or C and an A. It's stupid. (Granted, if I knew the material as well as I probably ought to, it should have been a guaranteed A. Or so goes that other reasoning. WTF anyways.)

I'm going to go take a nap. 4 hours last night, and almost 5 hours this morning is not enough for this kitten.
Neko (lofulah)

Holy. Fucking. Shit. I can't believe Verizon is so stupid...

Audio recording: (I was hitting my head against the desk at about 3 minutes into the clip.)

Essentially, this guy was told that he would be charged: ".002 cents per kilobyte."

But when he got the bill, it was $71 dollars. He was charged at the rate "$.002/KB". That is, .002 dollars per kilobyte.

I am astonished that all the people he was calling couldn't understand the difference. Kinda scary, actually.
Neko (lofulah)

Verizon stupidity aside, here's something useful..

ari1981 writes "I recently graduated from school with a CS degree, and several of my classes were very theoretical in nature. There was some programming, but it seems not as much as in other schools. I'm currently working at a company where I'm doing primarily c/c++ app development on unix. But as I read slashdot, and other tech sites / articles, and realize for some of the software being written nowadays, I would have absolutely NO IDEA how to even begin writing it. Collapse )