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0 posted 01-10-2003 12:34 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife


Why must colleges and thier offices be so bloody annoying? Why? Why? Why?

If I had been told what I was told this morning anytime during the last few days of being on campus, I couldn't have to wait till Monday and sit idly as classes continue to fill up.

I'll be taking a 6am psych class, at this rate.

~Titus

"A life unexamined is not worth living."
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(chuckling) sorry to laugh at your misfortune...but so much of life is that way... you do what you think is supposed to be done only to find out they didn't tell you everything to begin with and all you have done is now subject to redo...or better yet..won't do at all... I runa  development crew and as I deal with departments and or job specs..it is amazing how often you get started..having taken the steps you are supposed to in order to make sure the user is getting what they want, and then, the moon shifts or something...and all the words you agreed upon and had a common definition for now have new ones and your old ones just won't do...

hang in there.... my only advise..always...always ask and read... then ask again to make sure you KNOW... it won't keep it from happening..but it will reduce the number of times it does happen.

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quote:
it is amazing how often you get started..having taken the steps you are supposed to in order to make sure the user is getting what they want, and then

A client who knows what they want? What a quaint idea.
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And thus the real world now begins.
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Yes Ron....but we must dream! I know there is one out there somewhere..my fear is when/if I ever do...transalting from geek to elnglish will be impossible and we will find syntax errors before we are through.
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*cracks up* Welcome to First Year, my friend, welcome to First Year. Don't worry, the best of us go through it.  BTW you don't have to take EVERYthing this semester. There's nothing wrong with having to take an extry semester to finish up your course, dear.  And I speak as an English / Journalism double major who's going to be spending an extry semester at University. *hugs* I do feel your pain though... You don't WANT to know the words I spoke when I learned that lesson
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6 posted 01-15-2003 01:50 AM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

I got it all registered.

I've spent a good deal of the last few weeks on campus, but I've got everything set. Now, to go buy way to heavy books, a new briefcase/messenger bag, and get my student ID taken care off.

Hmm. All set, eh?

~Titus

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Ahh...takes me back...

I didn't get into my first choice Psych paper (what you call courses, we call papers) in my first year - because my gpa was too low. Well! After my first semester (we divide semsters up into two a year) my gpa was rather high...so I went back to the pscyh department and the guy said 'you can do anything you want, anything at all.' So...all that time wasted in first semester and three months later I can do anything I want...

And that's just one grumble story...

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God, don't even get me started on university.

In my first year at UNH, the university was just beginning to start an internet connection service in the dorms (this was Fall 1995).

I remember going down some ancient elevator to the bowels of the administrative offices, to Tech Services, to question on the availability of drop cables and a few other queries. The person there was completely clueless. He looked dumbfounded at my questions.

So then I pull out a blank disk for a driver that the Tech Services person on the phone had said it would supply to me for free on asking, after going down to the office to be assigned a user number. So when I offer the disk, the man looks blankly at me, then starts yelling "DID YOU FORMAT THIS? IS THIS FORMATTED?"

He was writhing on the hook of his stupidity, and needed this to feel better about knowing nothing -- that or he was psychotic.

Either way, I got my revenge for that experience years later when, on newspaper staff, I broke a story about how the computer building would now be charging 10 cents per hour block of computer usage.

My lead? "It costs 5 cents to copy someone else's work. It costs 10 cents to create your own."

Don't tell me journalists don't have biases.
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9 posted 01-15-2003 06:14 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Journalists don't have biases
Wait... I'm not one yet... *sigh* Oh well *grins*
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Skyfire, I said don't tell me.
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*is writhing from the cost of his books and supplies*



~Titus

"A life unexamined is not worth living."
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