[opensource] CSE 560 advice

Adam Porr porr.4 at osu.edu
Sun May 21 10:32:14 EDT 2006

This email could have accomplished the same purpose without the
expletives.  In my experience, people don't generally take very kindly
to profanity that is directed at them, so you'd probably get your
point across better if you just omit the profanity entirely. If you
simply *must* be profane, please email the recipient directly rather
than subjecting the rest of us to it.


On 5/19/06, Drew Yates <yates at cse.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
> The reason people think 560 is so hard is because it's the first class where
> you're actually accountable to produce a working, non-trivial application.
> The VAST majority of other comp sci undergrad classes are simply "memorize
> this bullshit powerpoint slide full of TLA (three letter acronyms)." 560 is
> that, too, but also the projects.
> If you are afraid of 560, you need to seriously reconsider a different
> major. In "real life," nobody gives a shit if you took good notes on every
> bullshit powerpoint lecture. The only thing that matters is "can you
> perform." If the answer is no, then DEFINITELY take 560 with the attitude to
> make that answer "FUCK YES" or drop out of comp sci. You will be doing
> yourself a favor either way. It's your decision.
> For your documentation, use LaTeX. If you do not know what that is, get on
> Google and find out.
> Also, anyone in your group that is "not programming savvy" and isn't
> voraciously trying to learn/catch up will pull you down. Fuck them. Assume
> that you are personally accountable for every line of code... because you
> are. And act that way. This is a totally doable project, and anyother
> attitude is wrong on your part.
> -Drew
> --
> "The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the
> work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in
> the dark."
> --William Butler Yeats
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