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da da da [Apr. 18th, 2003|07:47 pm]
Chaz Meyers
[Current Music |the beatles -- all my loving]

*gasp* A second post in the same day? Say it isn't so!

I just had to point out that I am overjoyed because for the first time ever in my academic career, going to Computer Science class has been incredibly helpful! As many of you know, I have been bitching about a poorly described lab I've been working banging my head on for a week and a half. Well.. guess what? I went to class, and he did half of the lab in class.

I feel tons l33t, because, despite many previous theories, the idiots have not been weeded out of Comp Sci yet. The student who's lab the professor was modifying must have been absolutely clueless. He basically copied and pasted code from the professor's website and was hardly following the demonstration.

Of course, my overly competitive side has now decided that I will 0wn this class for no better than reason than to put the idiots in their place. Beware!
My logic makes sense to me. If the idiots beat me, then I'm an idiot. Therefore, I need to school them to keep a feeling of superiority. It may not be the most 'teamwork oriented' approach to life, but it keeps me motivated.

Heh. If I was Shi, I would've been mad pissy at that kid, though. If the requirements were better described on the course site (read as: if I showed up for the class where the req's were described) I would've been able to make this without any demonstration at all, no problem. In fact, I hope I'll be able to finish the server part this Saturday and the client by Monday. Once I'm out of this rut, I'll be free to churn out Java labs. How cool would that be? Soooo cool.

Actually, it'll be kind of cool. I don't know if anyone else feels this way, but I feel much more satisfied after finishing a C program than a Java program. Like, for example, you notice in all of your GUI progs, you end up having event driven elements you need to keep them as private class varables? Those feel as dirty as globals in C to me!

Lots of people have dropped. I like when the classes are smaller, because I feel more comfortable making comments in class. Putting input into a class is the coolest thing ever. I would maim for a small Physics II class. Sadly, that's not going to happen, as I'm not an Honors Kid.

Aside: a brief break from Beatles has done me lots of good. I love this song. They shall never exclusively be used as Battle Music, though. It makes my Civ's shrink, I'm sure, and provide Aymon and Sammy with plenty of amunition for ribbing. Ack!

I hate Semagic. I wrote the bit about the Beatles first, and as songs switch, it keeps on writing over it! Ack! Mein entry-en.
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[User Picture]From: princessape
2003-04-19 08:44 am (UTC)

Tears.

This entry made me cry.

Not because you didn't profess your love for me.
Or the fact that there was no news that I'm going become Queen of the world.

I cried, because I understood.

All the java, comp sci, 133t mumbo jumbo hits me hard.
I hate java class with a passion.
And too many of my friends are computer dorks.


Good luck with Comp Sci.
I would like to destroy java.
But, I'd probably have to create a method to do that.
Gah.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-04-19 11:19 am (UTC)

Re: Tears.

This entry made me cry.

Aw. I'm sorry. :(

Not because you didn't profess your love for me.
Or the fact that there was no news that I'm going become Queen of the world.


Why not? I think I'm going to cry now.

I cried, because I understood.

They say ignorance is bliss.

All the java, comp sci, 133t mumbo jumbo hits me hard.
I hate java class with a passion.


It's good to live with passion. Too many people stroll through oblivious to the highs and lows of life, trying to dull them rather than live them.

If you hate something, let your passion boil and hate it with your very soul.
If you love something, hold it close to your heart and never let go.
But, never do anything part way. Do live a life of mediocrity is to not live at all.

...

Perhaps I went too far.

And too many of my friends are computer dorks.

You can never have too many computer dorks as friends. Perhaps if you're suffering from a dork overpopulation, you could ship them over here. We can always use a few more clueful souls.

Good luck with Comp Sci.

Comp Sci is my way of life. It sounds like you need wishings of good luck rather than I. Consider them yours.

I would like to destroy java.
But, I'd probably have to create a method to do that.
Gah.


If you get around to writing that method, make sure you make it public. I'm sure there are plenty of people in your boat who would love to bury Java and would benefit from code reuse.
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[User Picture]From: princessape
2003-04-19 04:52 pm (UTC)

I'm probably the snazziest engineer ever.

NCSU is filled with dorks.
Take for instance my java class.
About 100 people.
10 girls.
90 boys.
89 of those boys have no social skills.
Equalling lack of booty and dates for a certain Asian.

Only few more weeks of Java hell.
Then no more computer science classes for me ever again!!


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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-04-19 05:37 pm (UTC)

I'm not an engineer, nor do I play one on TV.

NCSU is filled with dorks.

Are the clueful or clueless, though. There's a difference. We have plenty of the latter.

Take for instance my java class.

You said `instance` and `Java` in a normal non-programming-context sentence.

Do you feel as though you need to scrub your brain with a brillo pad now? ;) :)

About 100 people.
10 girls.
90 boys.
89 of those boys have no social skills.


I can beat that. I'm taking two Comp Sci classes, Java and OS Design.
OS Design:
~30 boys.
0 girls.

Java:
~40 boys.
3 girls.

Regardless of the class size, there are rarely more than ~3 girls in any given Computer Science class.

Now, since you figure about 99% of the guys are going to be at least somewhat inept with women due to the nature of the major (I neither exclude nor include myself in this statistic), you may suspect that it ought to be easy to snatch up those few girls. However, you have to remember that certain statistics apply to the few girls in computer science. This all applies only to Temple, of course. I have not expanded my study to other schools. Also, this study is far from scientific.

66% of all female Computer Science majors at Temple University will not date Temple Computer Science Majors. They will either date students of other majors at Temple or students from different schools with any major, but never Temple Computer Science majors.

33% of all female Computer Science majors at Temple University have a tragic flaw which eliminates them from future activity in the gene pool. This includes, but is not limited to being dumb as a post or hideous disfigurement.

1% of all female Computer Science majors at Temple University have been half eaten by wild boars and are in intensive care in a hospital, forcing them to take all of their classes on-line. Therefore, I have never met them.

I have long since quit fishing in my major.

Equalling lack of booty and dates for a certain Asian.

I feel your pain. The same applies to this GWB, to use your terminology.

Only few more weeks of Java hell.
Then no more computer science classes for me ever again!!


I am certain your presence will be missed deeply by many social misfits.

Legend says every time a non-deformed, intelligent, hygienic, available girl leaves a Computer Science department (usually in the case of Temple, the one eaten by the boar), an angel gets her wings and a department worth of frustrated males silently cry themselves to sleep for at least a week.
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[User Picture]From: princessape
2003-04-19 05:48 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm not an engineer, nor do I play one on TV.

If you can imagine a Japanese anime/cartoon-like character (oh, the years of living in Japan) laughing hysterically with their eye slits no longer than an inch and their mouth open wider than the Panama city canal, then my dear, you are picturing me laughing after realizing I used "instance" and "java" in the same sentence.

*runonsentencelikewhoa*

After my freshman year, I have realized that being an engineering major does not equal dates.
So..

if(engineering == theSex)
{
System.out.println("April gets dates);
}
else
System.out.println("April spends nights alone wanting to wear a pretty dress with flower embroidered on the side");

I'm sure this code sucks, but I'm not particularly good at Java.

My presence will be missed. Or at least the low-cut shirts.



*What is GWB?
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-04-19 06:31 pm (UTC)

All that and a box of poptarts.

If you can imagine a Japanese anime/cartoon-like character (oh, the years of living in Japan) laughing hysterically with their eye slits no longer than an inch and their mouth open wider than the Panama city canal, then my dear, you are picturing me laughing after realizing I used "instance" and "java" in the same sentence.

*runonsentencelikewhoa*


I can picture exactly what you're talking about. I've provided an illustration for the readers at home, however.
A few things should be noted;
1) I am not a good artist.
2) I was using m.s. paint.
3) April does not look like Pac-Man in real life.

That being said..
http://astro.temple.edu/~meyers/images/art/2003-04-19-anime-april.bmp


If anyone is still confused, I cite Strong Bad Email #57.

After my freshman year, I have realized that being an engineering major does not equal dates.
So..

if(engineering == theSex)
{
System.out.println("April gets dates);
}
else
System.out.println("April spends nights alone wanting to wear a pretty dress with flower embroidered on the side");


Hm. I think that needs to be fixed. :)

Suitor AWESOME = new Suitor("The Bestest Guy In The Whole Wide World");

while( April.curentCrush != AWESOME)
{
System.out.println("You can do better, girl! He smells.");
April.findBetterGuy();
}
System.out.println("... and April lived happily ever after.");


I'm sure this code sucks, but I'm not particularly good at Java.

Your code was perfect, but I think mine has a happier ending. :)

My presence will be missed. Or at least the low-cut shirts.

If they only like you for your low-cut shirts, they deserve to cry.

*What is GWB?

To cite you:
GWB (geeky white boy)
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[User Picture]From: princessape
2003-04-20 08:36 am (UTC)

Re: All that and a box of poptarts.

Crapified Day
I was thinking about Strong Bad when I wrote that reply.

Teen Girl Squad is one of my favorites on the site.


Thank you for the code.
But it doesn't compile on my computer and most of the computers at NCSU.

For some odd reason I was thinking GWB was George W. Bush....
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2003-04-20 10:07 am (UTC)

Re: All that and a box of poptarts.

Crapified Day
I was thinking about Strong Bad when I wrote that reply.


I had a feeling that was the case. :)

Teen Girl Squad is one of my favorites on the site.

You look dead. Or burnt.
TGS owns. The sequel was a bit lame, though, except for the "Children" part.


Thank you for the code.
But it doesn't compile on my computer and most of the computers at NCSU.


That's a shame. I can only suggest you keep on trying on different machines and compilers. I'm sure eventually you'll find one that works.

For some odd reason I was thinking GWB was George W. Bush....

I think I'm going to be sick.
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[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2003-04-19 09:56 pm (UTC)
I just want to let you guys know that skimming through this, I noticed that I don't understand a damned word that's being said. Can we talk about Otto von Bismarck or something?? Yey history :) :)
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