Going back to school
An important update: dropping out for now
Unfortunately, in the summer of 2008, I had to put an end to my college education. As you can read here, we found out rather unexpectedly that we were pregnant with a beautiful baby girl! Since my trainee's salary would not have nearly been enough to sustain the three of us I had to go back to working in IT. This means that this section of the website will not see any updates for now.
It's a shame that I had to stop, because I -really- loved what I was doing! Maybe I'll be able to pick up where I left in a year or three.
Don't be a dick! Don't plagiarize
It has come to my attention that some less-than-scrupulous students have been turning in my work as their own. Of course I can't stop anyone from doing thus, but seriously: it's not my ass on the line. If you want to get caught fscking defrauding your school thus putting your education at risk, it's fine by me. But if you have any common sense you won't be a dick and you'll just not steal. Go ahead and use my work as an inspiration or include it in your own as described by the Creative Commons license. But seriously, passing it off as your own work is just stupid ^_^
What can I find over here?
- Tools and software, which is where I try to help my classmates out with various pieces of software. I realize that, while I may have been in IT for ten years, most of my classmates do not share my experience.
- Class notes, which is a link to my personal Wiki. On this part of my site I'll gather all of the notes I take during class and parts of the homework we're expected to do. So if you didn't take notes during class, you can read through mine.
- Term papers, which is a collection of my papers (Dossier opdrachten) for the course I've taken. The course names are translated into English, but most people ought to be able to figure out the dutch translation :)
- Summaries, which is where I collect the summaries of books that we've had to read. They're sorted by course, like my term papers. These are especially handy for my classmates who don't read english very well, when we've had to work our way through an english book.
Why are you doing this?
That's a good question :) My reasons are actually threefold.
- I learn well by putting everything I read to paper. I'm one of those folks who picks subject matter up by summarizing the text.
- I believe that information and knowledge should be shared. If I can help out a fellow student or a colleague by giving them access to my previous work, then all the better! I've never believed in continuously reinventing the wheel.
- It acts as a portfolio. By putting my work out there, I can show people what I can do, in hopes that it may spark interest in future employers.
All content, with exception of "borrowed" blogpost images, or unless otherwise indicated, is copyright of Thomas Sluyter. The character Kilala the cat-demon is copyright of Rumiko Takahashi and used here without permission.