Vulcan’s Peak

Two maths too many…err, wait, can’t get away with that

November 10, 2003 10:31 pm

The official excuse here is that I want to see how it looks with TWO entries.
(Yeah…and a month later: “Now I wanna see how it looks with sixty-three entries!!” I won’t. Promise.)

I registered for classes last Thursday, and found out the results this morning. I had signed up for one math class and put down another as a backup.

Naturally, the computer decided to give me both of them.

Fortunately, tomorrow is drop/add day – I only need one math!!!! I plan to replace it with an English class on satire. I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t like the professor, but my advisor recommended the class to me, so I’ll trust her judgement. At least until I meet the man.

9 Responses to “Two maths too many…err, wait, can’t get away with that”

Pug wrote a comment on November 10, 2003

These computers of Furman’s sound like they’re running Microsoft Windows Server 2003! 🙂

Well, anyway, I find it strange that your course-scheduling program was erroneously programmed in such a way that it gave you both a primary and a backup class at the same time. That’s really kind of pathetic… *sigh* People need to validate their code!!!

Odette wrote a comment on November 10, 2003

Actually, there’s nothing erroneous about it. I just put in a list of classes in the order of preference and the computer goes down the list and gives me the first two that it hasn’t already filled up with other people. When I say I put something in as a backup, I just mean that I put it in way down the list. And they weren’t two sections of the same course – they’re two separate courses, so there’s technically no reason why I couldn’t take them both at once. If I were loony. The humor is in that I don’t want to take ANY math classes. I have to take one. The computer gave me two!

Pug wrote a comment on November 11, 2003

Ah, okay. Well, it’s always good to hear that computers are doing what they’re supposed to do… 🙂

Carmen wrote a comment on November 11, 2003

*sneaks in*

Odette wrote a comment on November 12, 2003

*waves to Carmen as she tries to lurk in the shadows*

Elf wrote a comment on November 12, 2003

I don’t see the problem with taking two math courses. 🙂

Odette wrote a comment on November 13, 2003

I was waiting for you to say something like that. 😉 Wierdo math major. *ducks*

Elf wrote a comment on November 13, 2003

Yay! Ducks! *chases after ducks*

Pug wrote a comment on November 13, 2003

*enjoyed by the sight of the Elf chasing after a group of quacking actions*

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