26 August 2009

Schedule Creep BEGONE!

Regular readers of this item (all one of you) will notice that I'd more or less abandoned this during August---there is a simple reason for this. Playing Oblivion and Hearts of Iron 3 does not lend itself well to a blog about an aspiring accountant---I had a Gamespot blog once upon a time and probably should set about updating that.

Interestingly, one of the requirements for IS101 (Information Systems, or "Computers for Complete Fracking Idiots") is a "Web 2.0 Assignment". The assignment involves keeping and posting either a Facebook, a Myspace, or a blog. It will be a cold day in Hell before I'm on Facebook or Myspace, so that's as good a motive as any to get this damn thing up and running again.

It's not that I have anything inherently against technology (quite the opposite), it's that I wish I could just test out of a class that's about as challenging as a maze on a Happy Meal box to a guy who's been using PCs at home and in the workplace since 1993 and knows them inside and out.

Fortunately, the class rule is "do the assignments and whenever you're done, you're done with the class." Jeez, twist my arm! My goal is to have a celebratory rack of ribs at the Sparks Rib Cookoff come Labor Day Weekend (that's next week) to celebrate my first A of fall semester. Ballsy, ain't I?

Truly, however, with me updating this once a day during college weeks it's more likely going to take me three weeks to complete assignment four. I hope my IS101 professor likes musings about economics, accounting, and statistics, because I'm going to do a LOT of thinking out loud about those subjects. Still, this IS101 will be the easiest A I ever get in education at any level anywhere (and that includes the class I took in summer that basically amounted to "listen to classical music for two hours every day.")

Just a thought, but these 75 minutes can't go by fast enough.

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