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interconnection coincidence?

There's a longish thread over at mitmit from an applicant about what the 'tute is like, etc. I have a bit of a subthread going with pwaa, who has radiaperlman as a friend. Turns out this is the Radia Perlman, author of Interconnections Second Edition. I'm reviewing sections of the book right now to help bring me up to speed on things I will need to know to get a peering coordinator job (or a router software development job, for that matter).


Nov. 15th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Heh - yeah, even in so-called "easy" majors I believe there are classes that are hard, and that majors are stereotyped "wrong" in lots of cases. I'm glad it's getting better for you in 9! (I also don't test well - in fact, in one of my 21M classes, I got 25% on the one exam in the whole class, when the class median/mode was 100% - but I still managed to get an A- in the class because the teacher was nice enough to base the grade on things other than the exam - and the upper-level math classes don't tend to be exam-based either, plus if it happens to be a really hard class, it's easy to drop it and still finish the major on time because there are so few requirements - I dropped 18.101 in a semester when it was taught by a postdoc who decided to impress everyone by being completely incomprehensible and making the class infinitely more high-level than usual - out of 40 people who enrolled, I think about 10 of them finished the class).

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