Yesterday’s ennui over programming has been replaced with a stronger sense of determination.  I began looking into a solid reference for the framework I was using and wasn’t sure which to pick as there were hundreds so I started looking at reviews.  Almost all of them had reviews between four and five stars which is close enough to noise to not show much so I hit upon the idea of analysis of grammar: I’d buy the book who had the most five star reviews from people who had no command of grammar and had few negative reviews from people that seemed to have graduated from the sixth grade assuming that if an idiot found it useful, I would.  This algorithm seemed quite powerful and I whittled the field to two.  I’ll find out tomorrow if my selection method works.  Thank you, Amazon Prime.

The BA 4196 prof was out today so there was a substitute.  We began reviewing the case that we’d submitted online before class and once I got over the fact that he kept saying “wolunteers” and “wolume” all was well.  The review of the case was quite in depth and most of us felt we’d missed a few parts.  At the end he remarked “that should help you in reviewing the case, when’s it due? Tomorrow?”

Our jaws dropped, apparently in every other section the instructor goes over the case before the study’s due rather than learning by failure as our prof. has been demanding.  This certainly explained why he called us idiots compared to the grades out of other classes.  In unrelated news, I’ve found I can get free shipping on garrotte wire through Amazon Prime.