Sun, Jan 22, 2006
Last year, as I was writing some example code, I changed it to "UNIX, Perl, Python, and a short fuse." For a brief time I considered adding PHP, or even "Languages starting with 'P'". Of course, I've been programming in all three for several years, but c'mon -- it's just not exciting. And despite my recent experience at work, I absolutely refuse to add VBScript to the list.
Finally, I decided I needed something brand new, and a bit more clever. I racked my brain, but c'mon, I'm a Computer Scientist, not a writer.
But then it hit me: the best taglines in the world come from the greatest comic strip in the world, Red Meat. So I'm stealing 'em.
Unofficially, office hours will continue until everyone who needs to see me has had a chance -- if you're still waiting outside my office at midnight, I will try to help you.
Hopefully, though, we won't all need to be up so late. I intend to use the last half of class (7:30-8:45pm) as lab time. I may spend a few minutes on demonstrations, but most of the time will be available to you to work on programming assignments. With any luck, we'll be able to resolve problems in that last hour, and everyone will be able to go home at a reasonable time.