This kid is an idiot
LOL and he accused me of ... what was it, being able to discover someone's conceit.
I would not have handled it that way, but then, I'm aware of the power some of these people have.
His prof reminds me of one I once had in an accounting class. He took off points for underlines not being bolded even if the cells in the spreadsheet were labeled and totaled correctly. He was really petty.
I believe I got a whole letter grade lower than I deserved because I mentioned in front of the class that the 300 pages of handouts were more appropriately posted on the Blackboard system that we students undoubtedly were paying for in our jacked up tuition.
Yes, I learned. Kowtow to power or face the consequences.
September 30th, 2006 8:11pm
Why is he an idiot? He put a picture of Dilbert on the wiki for a class assignment and another project member and the professor had a seizure, went insane, and demanded that he withdraw from the class. So he wrote the professor and said that was silly and the professor, who is an obvious nut job, declared a restraining order against the student, claiming that the student was 'menacing'. What a fuckwit! And the US wonders why their students can not compete internationally! Ha!
Here's the professor's email address in case anyone wants to send him a polite note gently suggesting he may wish to enter into therapy:
Don't bend the truth people. The professor said he was sure he would have had no problem with the Dilbert cartoon had he seen it, but he was upset that the student circulated a public email commenting that the class assignment was a silly waste of time and then cc'd the professor on it.
In a work situation, someone would get fired for that.
The professor overreacted. However, the kid seems like a complete twat after reading other stuff on his website. He needs to learn how to pick his battles. Software engineering courses like the one he described are retarded but are also extremely easy. Why would you want to fuck up a class that is an automatic A with little work?
Well yes, the kid needs to read less Dilbert and spend more time smoking pot. Seriously. That would have solved his problems. Work giving you hassles? Take a little pot break in the toilet.
Yup. I've seen people fired for pretty much the same thing. One lady accidentally did a reply-all to a company-wide eamil & said in it "<company name> sucks". She was gone the next day.
This kid needed to learn that lesson, and he was lucky to get it in a place where the consequences weren't too bad.
I don't think the prof gave a rat's ass about the dilbert cartoon that he didn't see, or the fact that the student thought the class was silly. He offered the student an opportunity for a formal venting of his complaints, in a forum that could have addressed any problems. The student responded with a long winded rant.
The professor, seeing that this student had a tendency to escalate things, probably went to the dean. The letter that reads like a restraining order is full of stuff that looks like ass covering behavior, so that the prof doesn't let the fact that he wants to strangle this kid cause him to fail the student. If the kid's project is total crap, he'll have witnesses so he can't be acused of giving the kid a crappy grade just because he doesn't like him. If the kid follows his escalation trend he'll also have witnesses who will know that if the professor disappears there's one person in particular that the cops should look at.
And the kid did need to learn a serious less there. He didn't have any solution to offer, so there was no good point to his rant. If he'd had a solution as to how to make the class better, there would have been a point, and it would have been a good idea to talk to the dean about it.
October 1st, 2006 11:34am
Why is that, Johnny? Please elaborate so that I may understand where you're coming from.
John Smith, I think you will feel a lot better if you get your feelings out.
I think John Smith doesn't want to work with other people.
October 2nd, 2006 10:21am