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!
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? 🙂
I am sure a number of interesting personalities will emerge from Blogosphere.ca over time. Already it appears as though we have our own “Don Cherry”. Sounds good to me!
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.
Well the first member of my family other than me has started blogging. Check out my dad’s Sports Guru blog, hosted at Blogosphere.ca! Looks pretty sweet already!
It appears my latest post on LonghornBlogs.com has been Scobleized! I expect the ranking for my LonghornBlog will increase dramatically now 🙂
Yes that’s right, instead of working on homework, I created some new MSN Pictures! Check them out in the gallery.
For those of you keeping track, the new ones are, in no particular order: .NET Fan, Java Fan, Trading Spaces, Unhappy, Blogosphere red/white, Linux, Jaded, Sleepy, Hockey Night in Canada, and SuSE 9.
It’s not very often you see a game like the one played by the Oilers tonight. They beat the Coyotes 7-2 in an absolute thrashing. Phoenix looked like a junior team. Five of the Oiler’s goals came in 6 shots in less than 6 minutes.
I look forward to our next game against the Coyotes on Tuesday 🙂
Well the Edmonton Oilers are taking on Comrie and the Phoenix Coyotes tonight, 7 PM MST on Sportsnet. If you need something to get you in the mood, check out this awesome site!
GO OILERS GO!
Well Blogosphere.ca is off to a good start so far! We have a total of 6 blogs now, and new ones are being added all the time. If you have just gotten a blog and are a little confused, you can read Setting up your blog for some help.
Of course, if you would like a blog at blogosphere.ca, just email me!