Feb. 12th, 2015

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Feb. 12th, 2015 04:03 pm
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So, currently, life is pretty good. Joined a Dungeons and Dragons group at the ACHIEVE program. It’s 2nd edition (well, 2.5, really, since the DM made some tweaks), but it should be fun. I’m playing a gnoll whose chief goal in life is to punch things. Punch ALL the things. When in doubt? Punch harder. But, don’t punch non-combatants, because they don’t provide a challenge, and don’t hurt the people you punch too much, because then you won’t be able to get into fun fights with them later.

Classes are good. For statistics I have a professor with the amazing name of “Hasthika Sriyantha Rupasinghe Arachchige Don,” which I have no idea how to pronounce. I have a pretty good idea how to pronounce “Hasthika” (has-THICK-a), but the rest… oh well, doesn’t matter since he doesn’t insist we call him by his full name.

I’ve seen some very interesting architecture recently, both in terms of firms (Jones & Jones is a firm that I hope to work for someday), and in terms of actual projects (the Corinth Hut is one of the more interesting wooden buildings that I’ve seen). Unfortunately, as I discovered when doing a job search assignment, job searches for architecture jobs tend to turn up jobs without vital information (how much I get paid, what education is required), stuff not actually related to architecture (IT assistance, to use an example), and never seems to actually involve design. More proof that actually networking will end up being vital, I guess.

Pyramid Guy ended up giving us a test… over stuff he covered in a different class and didn’t review at all in the current class. He did this even though he knew that not everyone took that class. He did upload some old lectures, though… on five p.m. the day before the test. And when he went over the test in class and gave us the answers some of the answers weren’t actually answering the questions listed.

See, this is why I don’t like his class. Also that he ends up launching into long anecdotes that don’t teach us anything significant. I don’t care about the time he got lost going to the Palace at Knossos, I want to learn about the architecture of Crete. It’s very sad that his son had cancer, but does he need to spend half the class period talking about it instead of the actual material?

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