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A blog about me, my doings and everything I think deserves attention.

First personal contact

Mentioned previously, I have some disagreements with my current university. For not leaving out the positive parts I have to say that the prompt reaction after my blog post is very appreciated. Prior to the meeting I had with the administration today, the big relief had already settled in, that asp.net and C# are not the only ways to a bachelor degree. We in fact are allowed to code with whatever we want and for now I think we have to choose PHP or C# for an exam project. This hopefully will not be the case on the day I leave this place.

So in contrast to my previous university, my blog post had an impact, I was listened to and encouraged to help to improve this, although the general happiness about the post itself was limited.

This is definitely and environment I can work with. Correcting the link from the previous post, that was sent to us (amfphp.org) I have no received the correct link which leads to a framework, that is supposed to make cross platform API involving development easier: silexlabs.org/amfphp/. Does anyone have any experience with this framework?

Wrapping up, it was a nice first day and I’m looking forward to doing cool stuff with interesting people.

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First Contact

All summer I was excited to see how my new studies at the Erhvervsakademi Lillebælt in Odense as a Web Developer would be like. Next monday will be my first day and I’m already frustrated with the incompetence of this institution.
My future coding teacher failed to use the BCC field in his email client and published my email address to a bunch of people I didn’t know. At this point I want to state, that I would accept a formal apology.
C# and asp.net (very valuable and great technologies which surely have a future in the field, cough cough) are in the curriculum and I feel the need to abuse this blog as a watchblog for all this university/school/whatever screws up.

Secondly, they again use Fronter, a dysfunctional spy system to determine absence and engagement of students which suffers from incredibly bad usability and which I believe is a complete disaster. Oh they failed to sign me up for that too (without asking of course).

As a Mac/Linux user I feel discriminated by the requirement of Microsoft Visual Studio for development. I also without being asked have been signed up for some Microsoft Development Network (thanks a bunch). I have no idea how anyone in their right mind could stick to this proprietary solutions, while the real world is full of Linux servers, asynchronous, non-blocking I/O and everything you can wish for. Did somebody snuggle with the lobby too much?

Teachers obviously don’t feel obligated to call back.

Hello to one more place who does not seem to care about either privacy or being open about what they are going to teach. If they ANYWHERE would have mentioned this proprietary garbage, I would not have signed up at this place.

Also great is, that part of our curriculum obviously is a webshop for womens swim wear (no joke, the URL is in the file I was sent): http://www.amfphp.org/
I hope my teacher will personally promote the sexy swim wear that is advertised in the front page slide show.

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