379 Raping Me…

I have decided I really dislike CMPUT 379. How can an assignment that takes so many hours be worth 12% when an exam that takes 50 minutes is worth 25%? Doesn’t seem right to me!

Of course, I don’t agree with exams as a way of gauging a person’s knowledge. Like my 391 prof says, it should be like the old days, when there was a master and his student, and the student passed when the master felt he was ready!

Do you lie in your email? How about blogs?

A new story over at NYTimes.com says that “students who tracked their lies for a week reported telling lies in 15 percent of email messages”. Does that sound like a lot to you? The article goes on to say that the students told lies in more than a third of phone calls.

I try to avoid the phone as much as possible, but I can see how it would be easy to lie on the phone. There is no record, and if you can make a convincing tone, you are set. Email leaves a record, as do instant messages, and face to face is harder to pull off, as most people crack under pressure.

If you are a serious blogger, do you lie in your posts? I don’t think I have ever lied in a blog post, but I am guilty of all the other categories! I think the percentage of lies told in blogs would probably be quite low, but who am I to say? 🙂

One Goal Accomplished!

Well for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that it has been a goal of mine to get more people blogging! I can proudly say that Dickson and I seem to have accomplished that goal with Blogosphere.ca.

Here are some stats about the site so far:


  • 21 bloggers

  • 48 posts with 103 comments

  • 210 unique visitors

  • 14,728 hits

All in all, not bad for the first five days if I do say so myself. We have a number of cool things planned for the community, so keep an eye on it. Of course if you would like to blog with us, email me or Dickson.