Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ah the joys of the first week of TPS...

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?


Manwathiel said...

Heh...I think I just snorted there. That is simply hysterical. I've had a few classes like that, but they're quite rare (thankfully).

Definitely aliens.

Isaac said...

Well... this was the right class to get messed up... we didn't do anything anyways...

And so, with that in mind, it was fun!

Lydia said...

hey, sounds familiar.. my geometry class was weird because my teacher's voice was choppy the ENTIRE time and I did something wrong because I thought she told us to punch in our answers when she really didn't... but it wasn't MY fault... it was the tech's fault... but the weather here is not the best.. we are getting the effects of hurricane Hannah.. really rainy and unbelievably COLD (it was 45 degrees yesterday..)

But the next two classes were better.. we did have one problem in spanish when the teacher could use annotation and then he freezed up and all that good stuff... don't you love it when that happens? So, yeah.. it's been an interesting week and I'm GLAD it's over... it was torture... I'm on a schedule and I have to get up a 5 am and on two of those days, I go to bed late because of bible study and a class. so, I'm TOTALLY tired and ready for Saturday.. I'm glad that school has started though... I HATE being lazy for long periods of time.

Well, I've blabbed enough.

Catcha later,


Hilary Hughes said...

Ahh the GP4 Gremlins strike! =P

That's awesome you have Mr M
He's so much fun :)