what with it being freshers week and all ive been semi-permanently drunk
but i can restrain myself no longer
(I scaped through my exams and can now repeat third year)
The Trinity Computer Science Department Officially sucks ass, about 200
windows 2000 machines and about 10 Sun machines running Solaris and KDE
which most CS students dont know exist or simply ignore.
The Maths Department are gods gift to students, if you are a science
student you will be given a *nix (BSD and RHAT linux) account and
probably end up knowing more about *nix than most of the CS Dept (read
the previous paragraph again). Virtually the entire network is made up
of X Servers running off of a bunch of FreeBSD and Red Hat servers.
The admins dont hate students (unlike the CS dept) and ive heard DCU do
a great computers course (which of course no one has heard of if you
want to leave the country and go to America but thats not worryig about
when you acutally know what your doing and by being on this list the
odds are good).
Did i say how unhelpful the CS Dept actually are? I should probably
fake my address but it is highly unlikely that any of them are either on
this list or actually care (hey Colm Buckley!).
Netsoc have recently aquirred a mother f**cker of a machine from Sun and
the Computer Science Society are making a comeback. There is a
departement called "Engineering and Systems Sciences" which a bunch of
Trinity courses get thrown into, basically CS & Eng. One of the more
influential Engineering lecturers has a Mac fetish and has inflicted
CodeWarrior on manys a student, but allegedly next term it will be all
Mac OS X and some proper kickass POSIX shit (which the computer science
soc hope to exploit).
i manged to con^H^H^Hvince the CS dept to put Cygwin on a bunch of the
machines last year but it never really worked properly and they are not
going to bother this year so ill have to find a workaround (btw, i
obviously cant use a bootdisk for security reasons and Exceed is not
properly configured, so if anyone knows an alternative, or how to get
DemoLinux to run without boot privelidges i'd love to know,
alternatively ill just have to "fix"* windows)
*fix as you would fix a puppy to prevent it from breeding (id love to
have that added to the quotes list, in some form or another)
Ive already said too much
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