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...

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2006/12/verizon-doesnt-know-dollars-from-cents.html

Audio recording:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp0HyxQv97Q (I was hitting my head against the desk at about 3 minutes into the clip.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAVKOElCkz4

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..

http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/12/11/1247200&from=rss

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 )