Well… I’ve had an interesting 24 hours. Well… more like 12 hours, but still, it’s been interesting.
I had Programming 1 last night, and I must say, it was probably the funniest TPS class I’ve ever had. Not because the class was fun, but because everything went wrong! First off, one of the students, Nicholas something, had couldn’t get into class properly. He would log in, but the chat box, participant box, and presentation wouldn’t come on. Yet, interestingly, his mic was on! So he’d talk to Mr. Madison (Mr. M) but he would get cut off every thirty seconds or so… that was weird. Finally, he figured out that something on his computer was blocking GP4… a firewall, parental controls, something like that. He left to figure it out… hopefully he’ll be there for the rest of the year.
After that, class was pretty much normal. Except for a few things… Mr. M ran us through the introduction pretty well… but then… he got kicked… and things went downhill from there. He couldn’t present, and spent several minutes troubleshooting that… when that didn’t work, he gave up, and tried just to talk… but even that got messed up. The best way to describe this would be one word: Aliens.
I’m not joking, it sounded like aliens had hacked into our GP4 meeting and messed with the audio, Twilight Zone type music and a completely distorted Mr. Madison followed. Finally, we figured since class was about over anyways… we needed to quite class.
And that was my first meeting with Programming, ironic that the “computer course” had all the bugs, eh?