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Computational this quarter

January 8, 2008

It’s gonna be an interesting class, my computer class this quarter.  Our prof is a lot older, and shows it.  He knows his stuff and all, but he keeps talking about how he used to do it, “in the old days”.  Says coding in fortran (his preferred) is like writing in Latin.  Admits frequently that he doesn’t know a lot about unix, but just has a small pile of commands he stumbles through  Basically, it’s a depressingly small world of computers he’s introducing us to.  If everyone learns his way, no one in this class will end up more than barely proficient in unix, C++, HTML, or latec.  But I think maybe I’ll just spend each class period figuring things out for myself.  But who knows – it <i>might</i> get interesting.

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