Will Faught

January 2008

LaTeX HuRtS My BrAiN

LaTeX is a tool used almost exclusively for formatting academic Computer Science papers. Instead of formatting your paper through traditional what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) means, LaTeX is a markup language that is interpreted and formatted for you. For example, instead of highlighting a word and clicking a bold button to make the font bold, e.g. bold, you embed a markup notation that is transformed into the intended formatting at the end, e.g. \textbf{bold}.

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Will Faught

2 minutes

December 2007

Star Wars Forever Marred

Damn it! I was just sitting here, watching the end of Return of the Jedi on TV. You know, the party on Endor after the big climax where the music plays and they’re all dancing and hugging. They changed the ending! The music was much quieter and less energetic and they now have that dude who plays Anakin in Episodes 1-3 standing there as a ghost instead of the older version of himself.

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Will Faught

1 minute

October 2006

Learn By Doing…It Yourself?

I feel like an unacceptable portion of my class experience has been learning the material on my own. Granted, being able to learn something on my own is a good skill, but that’s not what I’m paying these people for. I’m sick and tired of walking out of lectures wanting my 50 minutes back. It’s such a relief to get a prof that I can understand. When will they learn that even though you have a PhD in something, you aren’t necessarily qualified to convey that knowledge to others.

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Will Faught

1 minute