So, the other week I got into a minor flame war (more of a potshot skirmish really) with an astrologer on twitter (full disclosure: I started it ;). It all started over the remarks Brian Cox (scientist, rock star, all-around cool dude) made on his most excellent Wonders of The Solar System television program. Clip after the jump.
Hello friends, Sorry about the massive lack of posts from yours truly (Thanks for keeping us going Nick!). I’ve been over my head with school work lately, and that’s what I want to talk about today. I’m currently taking both the most and least frustrating computer science classes I have done thus far. The good one is Programming Paradigms, and the terrible one is Software Engineering one. Besides the fact that SENG is a bunch of management bulshytt, and functional programming with Haskell is a glorious and lovely excercise, there are some fundamental differences that make the one class a joy to take, and the other is like having bamboo shoots driven under my fingernails. Let me begin with how to teach a class right.