July 22nd, 2002

Loon

School update ...

Well ... I had my Final today in the CSS/JavaScript/XML-XSL class. I really didn't study at all this weekend, opting for sleep instead. Due to the screwed-up schedule, the final was the last thing on the calendar, so we had 2.5 hours of intensive review starting at 8am, followed by the 2.5 hours of test-taking.

I missed 2 questions out of 40 so "officially" didn't get an A on this (as I've mentioned, the grading there is brutal ... on the exams each question missed knocks off 2.5 points and you need a 96 or above for an A) but I got a 96 on the mid-term, so they'd average out (with rounding) up to 96. What really AMAZED me was that I got 100 on the Case Study. I swear, I left here on Friday morning thinking I'd FAILED it ... the instructor gave me every point available, since he noted that the stuff the I "didn't do" from the requirements were more due to the advanced concept on my site, and the "bells and whistles" that I'd included (especially in terms of design) more than made up for not having redundant browser checks, etc. I was FLOORED. I don't think I'd cracked 95 on a Case Study previously, and I was sure I had this so fucked up that it was going to come in under 80 (which is failing in the Chubb grading scale!).

So, at least as I'm going into my little 3-months hiatus in the world of Network Tech I'll have the thought of that 4.0 average in the much more difficult Web Development & Business Programming course to keep me focused. The parting comment by my current instructor (who is not likely to be doing any of my subsequent classes) was "You're going to make one hell of a web developer!" ... so I'm feeling pretty OK with myself at the moment!


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Loon

Man ...

Trust family to cut the legs out from underneath you.

As I noted in my previous post, I was feeling "pretty OK with myself" this afternoon ... that lasted until the first half hour that The Wife was home and one phone call from my Mom ... now I'm back to being a sack of shit ... which does appear to be the general consensus around here. You would think that these people would give a fuck about my making an "A" in a course is which is practically designed so that nobody gets an "A" ... but noooooooooo ... it's just "Oh, now that you've gotten that out of the way you can spend all of your free time (uh, that's just tomorrow) on these projects that I want to you to do!" ... ex-fucking-cuse me for trying to prioritize my fucking time!

Some days I think I should just walk in front of a bus and make everybody happy. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....


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Loon

Damn double post ...

Sorry about that ... just MORE PROOF that I'm just a sack of shit (can't even make L.J. work right)!

This evening has really sucked ... I had done a lot of projects around the house this afternoon, and all I got for them was "what about this this this this this this this this this this and THIS that I want to have done???".

Nothing I ever do is valued.

Anything I ever do is just a trigger for more demand, more pressure, more ridicule.



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