Lessons of 1A
The various and sundry lessons instilled in me by my first term
- University is nothing like what Asher Roth describes. At least not for me.
- You mean we actually have to put in work for classes...what's work?
- Prime numbers do not exist in fields.
- Divisibility is meaningless in fields.
- Sleeping in the Comfy is not uncommon. But the name is somewhat misleading.
Sleeping on those chairs is many things, comfortable not being one of them.
- Programming in C gets really annoying, really fast.
- Textbooks are not always essential, but they do help.
- The behemoth that is math is built on few pillars, which we have to trust
are actually there.
- Wearing a suit to an exam isn't just stylish, it has the added bonus of
dating the exam into letting you get a good mark.
- Drinking before noon makes you feel really classy.
- Nobody cares if you aren't in class.
- Nobody cares if you don't hand in your assignments. That is, until you
fail, then you'll care a lot.
- Better superstitious than sorry.
- Failure is not an option. Oh wait, this isn't high school, yes it is.
- A "reasonable" amount of sleep is redefined.
- When all else fails, throw the problem at Maple and see what happens.
- Laziness can be a virtue.
- To understand recursion, one must first understand recursion.
- Infinite loops don't blow up in your face until you try to run them.
- When inspiration fails, make a list.
-- theNewGuy --
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