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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
» I also have a few Rails side-projects in development:
1. wheretogoinTO.com Toronto nightlife
2. Hey Heads Up! TODO list and sharing
3. Layered Genealogy family history research
4. foos for foosball scoring
5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
Hiring Rails developers? I can telecommute by the hour from Ottawa, Canada
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I didn't explain my reasons for paper in that last post. Here they are:
1. Computers are distracting, don't study with one on.
So my reasons pretty much come down to peace of mind. If I'm paying $2800 for tuition, $50-100 worth of paper doesn't seem like that much. I like knowing I have the whole course in my hands and that's all I have to worry about.
As for the textbook, some are more useful than others. Most are followed close enough by prof's so that if you follow what they do you'll be good. Of course the course notes have precedence but most of the time textbooks are better organized and have indexes, allowing you to find information faster. That and the more sources of info the better, even if you condense the material.Posted at April 13, 2003 at 07:57 PM EST
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