28 Jun 2002 Chicago   » (Journeyer)

mattr: I must admit that I rarley use the advogato thing to find out what strangers are doing, but being bored, I was following links. And I behold on a notice that you had certified me. Well thanks. But thanks more to the fact that you had said why. I think it was fxn (i think thats the guy) who recently said he didnt understand why people certified other people, or how they where to rank them. Well, perhaps this should start to be the start of a fad. Why do you give people the recomendations that they deserve?

Personally, I see myself as an apprentice. Of course this is by the standards of the people who use this. Compared to the average person on the street, they are unable to compare the difference between some of us. What I am interested in is bytesplit certified me as a Journeyer. Not that Im complaining to have lost my green colours or anything, but still...

However, I must object strongly to the accusation of doing computer science. I am not, nor ever will be, a computer scientist. Why? Well look at the people who are doing the computer science course? Half of them dont have a clue. Certainly, they have no ... feel for the computers. They dont seem to care about them. And because of that, the general "ComputerScience" course is becomming slowly usless. No, I am an Engineer, and even though we share certain modules with the computer science students, I feel that this course is a much better use of university time. Im sorry, but I really dont think that anyone with a Computer Science degree has actually done anything worthwhile. Now perhaps Im wrong about that, but after just finishing my first year at UEA, and not having covered anything that I hadnt covered at Alevel and in my own interests, I feel that I have aceademically wasted a year of my life.

However non-accademically... waaaahoooooo

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