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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Journal of Beatnik (493)

Tuesday June 15, 2004
01:44 PM


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Next thursday is exam-day for my students. I had them all write an essay on a network topic of their choice. I presented them to my dad (who is a layman when it comes to IT) and my brother (who has his fair share of experience). Quite a few essays have speling mistakes, others use strange fonts or wrote twice as much as I asked. I'm also quite amazed by the extra features some protocols would have gotten if they were designed by my students :) Overall, I'm pleased with the essays.. We'll see about the results on thursday :)
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  • Brevity and clarity are vital skills to anybody who really wants to be succesful in IT. Essays themselves were never a problem at university - anyone can research and regurgitate on a given topic with a minmum of understanding - the harder part is getting a point accross or explaining a solution to problem in a given ammount of time and space.

    Those students that add bells and whistles or waffle or struggle to meet limits in size and time are going to really struggle later in real work, or be a problem for


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;