Recent Changes for "Sean Davis" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_DavisRecent Changes of the page "Sean Davis" on Davis Wiki.en-us Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2012-09-09 14:47:29OzzieOrcaAdded working link to his class pages <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~davis/] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>[[s(start)]]</span>[http://wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~davis/]<span>[[s(end)]]<br> + * [http://csiflabs.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ssdavis/]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2010-03-17 15:47:13hankimAdded videos of lectures link. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + You can watch videos of his lectures during the 2010 Winter Quarter on [http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=sean%20davis%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies archive.org].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2008-09-28 21:35:02JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["EricKlein"]: I most definitely agree - ["Users/KenBloom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["<span>Users/</span>EricKlein"]: I most definitely agree - ["Users/KenBloom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2008-08-10 22:23:54JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''Didn't he fail chem? He dressed up one time and gave a presentation about himself at a CS club or something. He used to be a hippy...'' - ["MarieHuynh"]<br> <span>-</span> * ''Yes, but he passed with flying colors the second time around - so he says.'' --["TusharRawat" TR] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''Didn't he fail chem? He dressed up one time and gave a presentation about himself at a CS club or something. He used to be a hippy...'' - ["<span>Users/</span>MarieHuynh"]<br> <span>+</span> * ''Yes, but he passed with flying colors the second time around - so he says.'' --["<span>Users/</span>TusharRawat" TR] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, what I have seen of his programming(on assignments) has left me with the impression that it's not top-notch, but this can be because it was simply not his best effort. - ["Users/MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, what I have seen of his programming(on assignments) has left me with the impression that it's not top-notch, but this can be because it was simply not his best effort. - ["MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["Users/EricKlein"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["EricKlein"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which to me personally often seemed illogical. This is probably due to his own time constraints, etc. But I suppose if you share my opinion, it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["Users/MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which to me personally often seemed illogical. This is probably due to his own time constraints, etc. But I suppose if you share my opinion, it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["Users/MarieHuynh"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["MarieHuynh"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["Users/EricKlein"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["EricKlein"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["EricKlein"]: I most definitely agree - ["Users/KenBloom"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["EricKlein"]: I most definitely agree - ["KenBloom"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have fewer assignments, most likely learn just as much, and still be able to be successful in CS. Though I criticize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher, so don't fret too much if you don't have the luxury of taking the class from someone else. And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["Users/JevanGray"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have fewer assignments, most likely learn just as much, and still be able to be successful in CS. Though I criticize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher, so don't fret too much if you don't have the luxury of taking the class from someone else. And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["JevanGray"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-03-16 17:01:26'' [[nbsp]] I would call myself a lazy student, and I didn't think his workload was that bad. Then again... both my partner and I had a lot of previous programming experience. --["Users/MarkWetter"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-03-16 17:01:26'' [[nbsp]] I would call myself a lazy student, and I didn't think his workload was that bad. Then again... both my partner and I had a lot of previous programming experience. --["MarkWetter"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-06-07 19:21:46'' [[nbsp]] I'm now at the end of ECS110 and the programming assigments were not that much work, both of the challenge programs were fairly easy. The only thing I didn't like about the class were the essay questions on exams to be honest I wrote pure BS for my answer on the first exam and got all the credit, the questions were not useful for me it would have been better if he'd had the questions be short answer. In the end I really enjoyed the course and thought the amount of work was good. --["Users/BryanBell"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-06-07 19:21:46'' [[nbsp]] I'm now at the end of ECS110 and the programming assigments were not that much work, both of the challenge programs were fairly easy. The only thing I didn't like about the class were the essay questions on exams to be honest I wrote pure BS for my answer on the first exam and got all the credit, the questions were not useful for me it would have been better if he'd had the questions be short answer. In the end I really enjoyed the course and thought the amount of work was good. --["BryanBell"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-06-08 01:17:41'' [[nbsp]] I've tak aen ECS 110 and ECS 40 with him (over the last two quarters), and I've really liked him as a teacher. Cocky sometimes, but good at teaching and good sized assignments. NOTE: I've hardly had any previous programming experience before coming to UC Davis, so you don't have to be ultra advanced to do well in his classes, you just have to try. --["Users/GiladGurantz"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-06-08 01:17:41'' [[nbsp]] I've tak aen ECS 110 and ECS 40 with him (over the last two quarters), and I've really liked him as a teacher. Cocky sometimes, but good at teaching and good sized assignments. NOTE: I've hardly had any previous programming experience before coming to UC Davis, so you don't have to be ultra advanced to do well in his classes, you just have to try. --["GiladGurantz"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-11-18 10:35:27'' [[nbsp]] Sean Davis is a good guy, and a good teacher. I've worked with him on several occasions and have nothing but good things to say. --["Users/AlexPomeranz"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-11-18 10:35:27'' [[nbsp]] Sean Davis is a good guy, and a good teacher. I've worked with him on several occasions and have nothing but good things to say. --["AlexPomeranz"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-03-15 12:24:45'' [[nbsp]] He's a great lecturer. I had him for 40 and 110. The difficulty changes each quarter with the challenge programs. 40 is more time consuming that 110 but 110 is more mental work. To do well in his classese: go to as many lectures as you can, GO TO REVIEWS(he pretty much gives you the exam there), and take a shot at every program. Also, with the living in tercero: it was one year in the bus, two in a bread truck. I would not recommend not taking it with sean since it makes it easier later on. Also, don't be upset and change majors if you don't pass the class (either one) first time around. I had to take 110 twice. But 110 is a lot better taught than 40. Overall, nothing completely awful to say about him. --["Users/MarkMcDermott"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-03-15 12:24:45'' [[nbsp]] He's a great lecturer. I had him for 40 and 110. The difficulty changes each quarter with the challenge programs. 40 is more time consuming that 110 but 110 is more mental work. To do well in his classese: go to as many lectures as you can, GO TO REVIEWS(he pretty much gives you the exam there), and take a shot at every program. Also, with the living in tercero: it was one year in the bus, two in a bread truck. I would not recommend not taking it with sean since it makes it easier later on. Also, don't be upset and change majors if you don't pass the class (either one) first time around. I had to take 110 twice. But 110 is a lot better taught than 40. Overall, nothing completely awful to say about him. --["MarkMcDermott"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2007-02-07 23:40:20'' [[nbsp]] I took for Sean for ECS 40. It was a lot of work, but get used to it because that's how CS seems to be in my experience. I haven't been to a class since ECS 30 where I have to spends on the computer working on a program. Sean is really good teacher. Try to get him when he teaches ECS 30,40, and 110. --["Users/SebastianNg"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2007-02-07 23:40:20'' [[nbsp]] I took for Sean for ECS 40. It was a lot of work, but get used to it because that's how CS seems to be in my experience. I haven't been to a class since ECS 30 where I have to spends on the computer working on a program. Sean is really good teacher. Try to get him when he teaches ECS 30,40, and 110. --["SebastianNg"]<br> - ------<br> -</span> ''2007-03-12 23:09:45'' [[nbsp]] ECS 40 was fun times with Davis, although I really have no desire to repeat the experience. I like not having to work my butt off for weeks on end. --["WilliamLewis"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2007-03-12 23:09:45'' [[nbsp]] ECS 40 was fun times with Davis, although I really have no desire to repeat the experience. I like not having to work my butt off for weeks on end. --["<span>Users/</span>WilliamLewis"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2008-03-05 07:55:09MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-03-05 07:54:37'' [[nbsp]] He <span>is a gifted</span> when I had him for 30. A ton of work, but not too bad if you split it with your partner. The tests are only hard if you don't understand what you are doing on the programming assignments. I didn't really understand pointers the first time they were tested, on the second midterm, but by the time the final comes around you already dealt with that monster program he gives during the last week or so of class, which has tons of pointers. I thought the final was really easy (he tells you in advance that a recursive string function will be on there, so look them up online and you will find the code[sparksnotes is pretty good]). The other questions are pretty much just like mini versions of the last program. So work hard on the last program and you don't have to study much for the final. --["Users/MattHh"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-03-05 07:54:37'' [[nbsp]] He <span>was a gifted teacher</span> when I had him for 30. A ton of work, but not too bad if you split it with your partner. The tests are only hard if you don't understand what you are doing on the programming assignments. I didn't really understand pointers the first time they were tested, on the second midterm, but by the time the final comes around you already dealt with that monster program he gives during the last week or so of class, which has tons of pointers. I thought the final was really easy (he tells you in advance that a recursive string function will be on there, so look them up online and you will find the code[sparksnotes is pretty good]). The other questions are pretty much just like mini versions of the last program. So work hard on the last program and you don't have to study much for the final. --["Users/MattHh"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2008-03-05 07:54:37MattHhComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-03-05 07:54:37'' [[nbsp]] He is a gifted when I had him for 30. A ton of work, but not too bad if you split it with your partner. The tests are only hard if you don't understand what you are doing on the programming assignments. I didn't really understand pointers the first time they were tested, on the second midterm, but by the time the final comes around you already dealt with that monster program he gives during the last week or so of class, which has tons of pointers. I thought the final was really easy (he tells you in advance that a recursive string function will be on there, so look them up online and you will find the code[sparksnotes is pretty good]). The other questions are pretty much just like mini versions of the last program. So work hard on the last program and you don't have to study much for the final. --["Users/MattHh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2008-03-04 20:01:24JeffBrauerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-03-04 20:01:24'' [[nbsp]] yes agreed great teacher, but tests were difficult --["Users/JeffBrauer"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-11-03 13:35:08TusharRawatmore formatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ''Yes, but he passed with flying colors the second time around - so he says.'' --["TusharRawat"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ''Yes, but he passed with flying colors the second time around - so he says.'' --["TusharRawat"<span>&nbsp;TR</span>] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~davis/] </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * [http://wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~davis/] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-11-03 13:31:39TusharRawatformatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, what I have seen of his programming(on assignments) has left me with the impression that it's not top-notch, but this can be because it was simply not his best effort. - ["MikeIvanov"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["EricKlein"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which to me personally often seemed illogical. This is probably due to his own time constraints, etc. But I suppose if you share my opinion, it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["MarieHuynh"]<span>------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["EricKlein"]<span>------</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, what I have seen of his programming(on assignments) has left me with the impression that it's not top-notch, but this can be because it was simply not his best effort. - ["MikeIvanov"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["EricKlein"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which to me personally often seemed illogical. This is probably due to his own time constraints, etc. But I suppose if you share my opinion, it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["MarieHuynh"]<br> <span>+ ------<br> +</span> ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["EricKlein"]<span><br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-11-02 16:35:09AndrewPotterComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-11-02 17:35:09'' [[nbsp]] While some have accused Sean of lying about binomial queues having a non-binary structure, he is in fact correct. Still, be prepared to call shenanigans if Sean is talking fast. --["Users/AndrewPotter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-07-06 22:32:50NicoleTheWonderNerdCrap. Double-posted. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2007-07-06 23:32:10'' [[nbsp]] First day of ECS 40. Class is standing room only. Sean arrives, announces "Welcome to ECS 40! This quarter, you'll be writing a word processor." Next session, room is maybe 1/3 full. Good times, good times.<br> - Anyway. Sean is awesome--he knows his stuff, and is tough but fair. --["Users/NicoleTheWonderNerd"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-07-06 22:32:10NicoleTheWonderNerdComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-07-06 23:32:10'' [[nbsp]] First day of ECS 40. Class is standing room only. Sean arrives, announces "Welcome to ECS 40! This quarter, you'll be writing a word processor." Next session, room is maybe 1/3 full. Good times, good times.<br> + Anyway. Sean is awesome--he knows his stuff, and is tough but fair. --["Users/NicoleTheWonderNerd"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-07-06 22:31:08NicoleTheWonderNerdComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-07-06 23:31:08'' [[nbsp]] First day of ECS 40. Class is standing room only. Sean arrives, announces "Welcome to ECS 40! This quarter, you'll be writing a word processor." Next session, room is maybe 1/3 full. Good times, good times.<br> + Anyway. Sean is awesome--he knows his stuff, and is tough but fair. --["Users/NicoleTheWonderNerd"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-03-12 22:09:45WilliamLewisComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-03-12 23:09:45'' [[nbsp]] ECS 40 was fun times with Davis, although I really have no desire to repeat the experience. I like not having to work my butt off for weeks on end. --["WilliamLewis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-03-12 22:03:09TusharRawat <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * ''Yes, but he passed with flying colors the second time around - so he says.'' --["TusharRawat"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2007-02-07 23:40:20SebastianNgComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-02-07 23:40:20'' [[nbsp]] I took for Sean for ECS 40. It was a lot of work, but get used to it because that's how CS seems to be in my experience. I haven't been to a class since ECS 30 where I have to spends on the computer working on a program. Sean is really good teacher. Try to get him when he teaches ECS 30,40, and 110. --["SebastianNg"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2006-04-07 16:17:50KateWatermancan't believe no one linked this <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> a<span>ttachm</span>e<span>nt:</span>seandavisistrogdor.jpg </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>[[Im</span>a<span>g</span>e<span>(</span>seandavisistrogdor.jpg<span>)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(davis_dunk.jpg, "Sean Davis falling into a dunk tank to raise money.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(davis_dunk.jpg, "Sean Davis falling into a dunk tank to raise money."<span>, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [wiki:WikiPedia:San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years and obtained his Masters degree, but never completed a dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD), because he was too much of a generalist to pick a specific topic. He still housepaints on the side. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally he studied <span>["</span>Psychology<span>"]</span> and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [wiki:WikiPedia:San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years and obtained his Masters degree, but never completed a dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD), because he was too much of a generalist to pick a specific topic. He still housepaints on the side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On picking a partner and generally:<span><br> -</span> ''Look left. Now look right. Out of the three of you, one will be left sitting in here in two weeks.'' </td> <td> <span>+</span> On picking a partner and generally: ''Look left. Now look right. Out of the three of you, one will be left sitting in here in two weeks.'' </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2006-03-15 11:24:45MarkMcDermottComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-03-15 12:24:45'' [[nbsp]] He's a great lecturer. I had him for 40 and 110. The difficulty changes each quarter with the challenge programs. 40 is more time consuming that 110 but 110 is more mental work. To do well in his classese: go to as many lectures as you can, GO TO REVIEWS(he pretty much gives you the exam there), and take a shot at every program. Also, with the living in tercero: it was one year in the bus, two in a bread truck. I would not recommend not taking it with sean since it makes it easier later on. Also, don't be upset and change majors if you don't pass the class (either one) first time around. I had to take 110 twice. But 110 is a lot better taught than 40. Overall, nothing completely awful to say about him. --["MarkMcDermott"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2006-02-12 14:52:56RoyWrightWhy he never wrote a dissertation. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [wiki:WikiPedia:San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, <span>and o</span>b<span>tained his Masters degree, b</span>ut never <span>stayed on to complete his</span> dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD). He still housepaints on the side. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [wiki:WikiPedia:San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years<span>&nbsp;and obtained his Masters degree</span>, but never <span>completed a</span> dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD)<span>, because he was too much of a generalist to pick a specific topic</span>. He still housepaints on the side. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2006-01-17 15:54:24CharlesSuh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ =Sean Davis' Class Websites=<br> + * [http://wwwcsif.cs.ucdavis.edu/~davis/]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-11-18 09:35:27AlexPomeranzComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-18 10:35:27'' [[nbsp]] Sean Davis is a good guy, and a good teacher. I've worked with him on several occasions and have nothing but good things to say. --["AlexPomeranz"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-20 22:52:38TravisGrathwellminus stupid argument <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Like all lecturers, some people think he's the bees knees while others hate him to death.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-06-07 22:03:45'' [[nbsp]] Sean is a disingenuous bitch. He acts like "oh, I was this hippy and lived at tercero parking lot and smoked pot" and then he is this Nazi, "You turn in assignment 12:05, You get Zero! Muahahaha!" - yeah, I really do hate the guy. --["ChristopherMckenzie"]<br> - * I call [wiki:Wiki:GodwinsLaw Godwin's Law]. You lose. Sean's a great guy. --["BrentLaabs"]<br> - * Try TAing for a year (or being a professor), and see all the shit that students dish up. Then see if you can still have the same attitude. Even when they aren't outright cheating, many students will get away with anything they can, which makes it unreasonably tough on the graders/TAs/professors. Some of the best teaching professors I've had the pleasure of working with at Davis have the same policy you disdain, and it works quite well. There are very few excuses for not being able to get your work done in time, and most good teachers are willing to make exceptions (such as a death in the family, getting run over by a bus, etc.). Also, in general, if you want to be treated like an adult in an online conversation, it is usually best to leave out comparisons to Nazis and the like. It just makes you look bad. --["EricKlein"]<br> - * Great idea. If I call something gay, do I mean it is homosexual in orientation? If I call Davis a nazi, do I mean that he is anti-semitic and believes in the national socialist party? You're attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. I'm in Engineering, I never got an assignment in late, and I'm graduating this term. If you think I am whining than you need to go get your head checked a few more times a week then you probably already do. And since when does grading policy dictate the quality of teaching? Uh, never. I really don't see all the implications you are drawing. Hrmm, let's look over my argument, "Sean is a disingenuous bitch". I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English, at least that is what the admin thinks -- maybe you don't know what I meant to say. I'm calling him two-faced. Someone that walks in saying "Oh hey dudes! I am a hippy! I used to be homeless! I'm a cool dude! Here is a shitload of work and I grade like I got a 10 foot long pole shove..." is disingenuous. There are a few other people that are like him on this campus, but he is the only one that people think is so freakin awesome -- maybe some long-gone moron started the lie, and it's been a game of telephone with every successive moron maintaining it. A lot of teachers will come in the first day and basically say "Hey, I'm an asshole" and then hand out a sheet of paper entitled "The Syllabus" that will outline in excrutiating detail, just how much of a jerk the teacher is. This is fine - I at least know what they expect. -["ChristopherMckenzie"]<br> - * My attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. Hmm. I see. Which attitude is that? That calling people with strict grading and turn-in policies Nazi's somehow ignores the horrors of the Nazis and their concentration camps? That using the term Nazi for something so mundane is highly "disingenuous"? Or did you mean the attitude where I don't think that making people turn things in on time is unfair? Maybe you're right about that. Maybe clients should quit expecting engineers to finish things on time. Actually, given the amount of vaporware out there, maybe that's already happened. Also, to address another argument of yours, if you look at my above post for a moment or two, I'm not saying that having a harsh grading policy will make you a good professor, only that many good professors have harsh grading policies (i.e. a harsh grading policy does not conflict with being a good teacher). Maybe there is a reason for that. Perhaps logic was one of those classes you didn't care for, but to recap... just because A implies B, B does not necessarily imply A. And about the hippie thing. I've never met Mr. Davis, but I fail to see how it is disingenuous to be hippie-like, and yet believe in firm policies. Does everyone with hippy leaning tendencies have to hew strictly to your stereotype of what a real hippie is? Are any hippies who stray from your vision suddenly in danger of becoming Nazis? I suspect that Mr. Davis has found through years of experience teaching (experience which I rather suspect you do not yourself have), that he gets the best results from students by using his policies (i.e. fewer students turning things in late, fewer lame excuses about dogs and homework, better ability to grade things on time, and get results back to students in a timely manner, etc.). Perhaps you would prefer it if all hippie-like people didn't learn from experience, but blindly clung to their old beliefs and habits, no matter what? I know you enjoy your reputation as being a bit of an iconoclast, but mischaracterizing people's statements, and belittling others needlessly (i.e. "I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English") really doesn't help your cause, or make people likely to take you seriously. If your goal is to be insulting, ineffective and marginal, then by all means keep on as you are, you're doing great. If on the other hand you actually want to make things better, and have a positive impact on things, perhaps you might want to change your approach a bit. --["EricKlein"]<br> - * I have lost all interest in this. I'm sorry you are offended by colorful language and I'm glad that you are so principled as to defend someone you have never met. Given that, I could probably say anything about Sean, such as "Oh I hate hiim because he is an 80 year old dwarf" and I would see you run to his defense. But anyway, back to my point, I concede everything, you are right on all counts. Have a good one! --["ChristopherMckenzie"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-13 13:39:45BryanBellAdded info to biography <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [wiki:WikiPedia:San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [wiki:WikiPedia:San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD).<span>&nbsp;He still housepaints on the side.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 21:01:33PhilipNeustromformatting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2005-06-08 00:42:31'' [[nbsp]] ["ChristopherMckenzie"]:</span> Try TAing for a year (or being a professor), and see all the shit that students dish up. Then see if you can still have the same attitude. Even when they aren't outright cheating, many students will get away with anything they can, which makes it unreasonably tough on the graders/TAs/professors. Some of the best teaching professors I've had the pleasure of working with at Davis have the same policy you disdain, and it works quite well. There are very few excuses for not being able to get your work done in time, and most good teachers are willing to make exceptions (such as a death in the family, getting run over by a bus, etc.). Also, in general, if you want to be treated like an adult in an online conversation, it is usually best to leave out comparisons to Nazis and the like. It just makes you look bad. --["EricKlein"]<br> <span>-</span> * Great idea. If I call something gay, do I mean it is homosexual in orientation? If I call Davis a nazi, do I mean that he is anti-semitic and believes in the national socialist party? You're attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. I'm in Engineering, I never got an assignment in late, and I'm graduating this term. If you think I am whining than you need to go get your head checked a few more times a week then you probably already do. And since when does grading policy dictate the quality of teaching? Uh, never. I really don't see all the implications you are drawing. Hrmm, let's look over my argument, "Sean is a disingenuous bitch". I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English, at least that is what the admin thinks -- maybe you don't know what I meant to say. I'm calling him two-faced. Someone that walks in saying "Oh hey dudes! I am a hippy! I used to be homeless! I'm a cool dude! Here is a shitload of work and I grade like I got a 10 foot long pole shove..." is disingenuous. There are a few other people that are like him on this campus, but he is the only one that people think is so freakin awesome -- maybe some long-gone moron started the lie, and it's been a game of telephone with every successive moron maintaining it. A lot of teachers will come in the first day and basically say "Hey, I'm an asshole" and then hand out a sheet of paper entitled "The Syllabus" that will outline in excrutiating detail, just how much of a jerk the teacher is. This is fine - I at least know what they expect. -["ChristopherMckenzie"]<br> <span>-</span> * My attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. Hmm. I see. Which attitude is that? That calling people with strict grading and turn-in policies Nazi's somehow ignores the horrors of the Nazis and their concentration camps? That using the term Nazi for something so mundane is highly "disingenuous"? Or did you mean the attitude where I don't think that making people turn things in on time is unfair? Maybe you're right about that. Maybe clients should quit expecting engineers to finish things on time. Actually, given the amount of vaporware out there, maybe that's already happened. Also, to address another argument of yours, if you look at my above post for a moment or two, I'm not saying that having a harsh grading policy will make you a good professor, only that many good professors have harsh grading policies (i.e. a harsh grading policy does not conflict with being a good teacher). Maybe there is a reason for that. Perhaps logic was one of those classes you didn't care for, but to recap... just because A implies B, B does not necessarily imply A. And about the hippie thing. I've never met Mr. Davis, but I fail to see how it is disingenuous to be hippie-like, and yet believe in firm policies. Does everyone with hippy leaning tendencies have to hew strictly to your stereotype of what a real hippie is? Are any hippies who stray from your vision suddenly in danger of becoming Nazis? I suspect that Mr. Davis has found through years of experience teaching (experience which I rather suspect you do not yourself have), that he gets the best results from students by using his policies (i.e. fewer students turning things in late, fewer lame excuses about dogs and homework, better ability to grade things on time, and get results back to students in a timely manner, etc.). Perhaps you would prefer it if all hippie-like people didn't learn from experience, but blindly clung to their old beliefs and habits, no matter what? I know you enjoy your reputation as being a bit of an iconoclast, but mischaracterizing people's statements, and belittling others needlessly (i.e. "I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English") really doesn't help your cause, or make people likely to take you seriously. If your goal is to be insulting, ineffective and marginal, then by all means keep on as you are, you're doing great. If on the other hand you actually want to make things better, and have a positive impact on things, perhaps you might want to change your approach a bit. --["EricKlein"]<br> <span>-</span> * I have lost all interest in this. I'm sorry you are offended by colorful language and I'm glad that you are so principled as to defend someone you have never met. Given that, I could probably say anything about Sean, such as "Oh I hate hiim because he is an 80 year old dwarf" and I would see you run to his defense. But anyway, back to my point, I concede everything, you are right on all counts. Have a good one! --["ChristopherMckenzie"] </td> <td> <span>+ *</span> Try TAing for a year (or being a professor), and see all the shit that students dish up. Then see if you can still have the same attitude. Even when they aren't outright cheating, many students will get away with anything they can, which makes it unreasonably tough on the graders/TAs/professors. Some of the best teaching professors I've had the pleasure of working with at Davis have the same policy you disdain, and it works quite well. There are very few excuses for not being able to get your work done in time, and most good teachers are willing to make exceptions (such as a death in the family, getting run over by a bus, etc.). Also, in general, if you want to be treated like an adult in an online conversation, it is usually best to leave out comparisons to Nazis and the like. It just makes you look bad. --["EricKlein"]<br> <span>+ </span> * Great idea. If I call something gay, do I mean it is homosexual in orientation? If I call Davis a nazi, do I mean that he is anti-semitic and believes in the national socialist party? You're attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. I'm in Engineering, I never got an assignment in late, and I'm graduating this term. If you think I am whining than you need to go get your head checked a few more times a week then you probably already do. And since when does grading policy dictate the quality of teaching? Uh, never. I really don't see all the implications you are drawing. Hrmm, let's look over my argument, "Sean is a disingenuous bitch". I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English, at least that is what the admin thinks -- maybe you don't know what I meant to say. I'm calling him two-faced. Someone that walks in saying "Oh hey dudes! I am a hippy! I used to be homeless! I'm a cool dude! Here is a shitload of work and I grade like I got a 10 foot long pole shove..." is disingenuous. There are a few other people that are like him on this campus, but he is the only one that people think is so freakin awesome -- maybe some long-gone moron started the lie, and it's been a game of telephone with every successive moron maintaining it. A lot of teachers will come in the first day and basically say "Hey, I'm an asshole" and then hand out a sheet of paper entitled "The Syllabus" that will outline in excrutiating detail, just how much of a jerk the teacher is. This is fine - I at least know what they expect. -["ChristopherMckenzie"]<br> <span>+ </span> * My attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. Hmm. I see. Which attitude is that? That calling people with strict grading and turn-in policies Nazi's somehow ignores the horrors of the Nazis and their concentration camps? That using the term Nazi for something so mundane is highly "disingenuous"? Or did you mean the attitude where I don't think that making people turn things in on time is unfair? Maybe you're right about that. Maybe clients should quit expecting engineers to finish things on time. Actually, given the amount of vaporware out there, maybe that's already happened. Also, to address another argument of yours, if you look at my above post for a moment or two, I'm not saying that having a harsh grading policy will make you a good professor, only that many good professors have harsh grading policies (i.e. a harsh grading policy does not conflict with being a good teacher). Maybe there is a reason for that. Perhaps logic was one of those classes you didn't care for, but to recap... just because A implies B, B does not necessarily imply A. And about the hippie thing. I've never met Mr. Davis, but I fail to see how it is disingenuous to be hippie-like, and yet believe in firm policies. Does everyone with hippy leaning tendencies have to hew strictly to your stereotype of what a real hippie is? Are any hippies who stray from your vision suddenly in danger of becoming Nazis? I suspect that Mr. Davis has found through years of experience teaching (experience which I rather suspect you do not yourself have), that he gets the best results from students by using his policies (i.e. fewer students turning things in late, fewer lame excuses about dogs and homework, better ability to grade things on time, and get results back to students in a timely manner, etc.). Perhaps you would prefer it if all hippie-like people didn't learn from experience, but blindly clung to their old beliefs and habits, no matter what? I know you enjoy your reputation as being a bit of an iconoclast, but mischaracterizing people's statements, and belittling others needlessly (i.e. "I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English") really doesn't help your cause, or make people likely to take you seriously. If your goal is to be insulting, ineffective and marginal, then by all means keep on as you are, you're doing great. If on the other hand you actually want to make things better, and have a positive impact on things, perhaps you might want to change your approach a bit. --["EricKlein"]<br> <span>+ </span> * I have lost all interest in this. I'm sorry you are offended by colorful language and I'm glad that you are so principled as to defend someone you have never met. Given that, I could probably say anything about Sean, such as "Oh I hate hiim because he is an 80 year old dwarf" and I would see you run to his defense. But anyway, back to my point, I concede everything, you are right on all counts. Have a good one! --["ChristopherMckenzie"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 20:57:00ChristopherMckenziebye <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I have lost all interest in this. I'm sorry you are offended by colorful language and I'm glad that you are so principled as to defend someone you have never met. Given that, I could probably say anything about Sean, such as "Oh I hate hiim because he is an 80 year old dwarf" and I would see you run to his defense. But anyway, back to my point, I concede everything, you are right on all counts. Have a good one! --["ChristopherMckenzie"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 15:13:42BrentLaabsmove along. nothing to see here. keep moving. don't worry, it's nothing. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I call [wiki:Wiki:GodwinsLaw Godwin's Law]. You lose. Sean's a great guy. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 10:56:18EricKlein <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * My attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. Hmm. I see. Which attitude is that? That calling people with strict grading and turn-in policies Nazi's somehow ignores the horrors of the Nazis and their concentration camps? That using the term Nazi for something so mundane is highly "disingenuous"? Or did you mean the attitude where I don't think that making people turn things in on time is unfair? Maybe you're right about that. Maybe clients should quit expecting engineers to finish things on time. Actually, given the amount of vaporware out there, maybe that's already happened. Also, to address another argument of yours, if you look at my above post for a moment or two, I'm not saying that having a harsh grading policy will make you a good professor, only that many good professors have harsh grading policies (i.e. a harsh grading policy does not conflict with being a good teacher). Maybe there is a reason for that. Perhaps logic was one of those classes you didn't care for, but to recap... just because A implies B, B does not necessarily imply A. And about the hippie thing. I've never met Mr. Davis, but I fail to see how it is disingenuous to be hippie-like, and yet believe in firm policies. Does everyone with hippy leaning tendencies have to hew strictly to your stereotype of what a real hippie is? Are any hippies who stray from your vision suddenly in danger of becoming Nazis? I suspect that Mr. Davis has found through years of experience teaching (experience which I rather suspect you do not yourself have), that he gets the best results from students by using his policies (i.e. fewer students turning things in late, fewer lame excuses about dogs and homework, better ability to grade things on time, and get results back to students in a timely manner, etc.). Perhaps you would prefer it if all hippie-like people didn't learn from experience, but blindly clung to their old beliefs and habits, no matter what? I know you enjoy your reputation as being a bit of an iconoclast, but mischaracterizing people's statements, and belittling others needlessly (i.e. "I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English") really doesn't help your cause, or make people likely to take you seriously. If your goal is to be insulting, ineffective and marginal, then by all means keep on as you are, you're doing great. If on the other hand you actually want to make things better, and have a positive impact on things, perhaps you might want to change your approach a bit. --["EricKlein"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 08:26:44ChristopherMckenzie <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Great idea. If I call something gay, do I mean it is homosexual in orientation? If I call Davis a nazi, do I mean that he is anti-semitic and believes in the national socialist party? You're attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. I'm in Engineering, I never got an assignment in late, and I'm graduating this term. If you think I am whining than you need to go get your head checked a few more times a week then you probably already do. And since when does grading policy dictate the quality of teaching? Uh, never. I really don't see all the implications you are drawing. Hrmm, let's look over my argument, "Sean is a disingenuous bitch". I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English, at least that is what the admin thinks -- maybe you don't know what I meant to say. I'm calling him two-faced. Someone that walks in saying "Oh hey dudes! I am a hippy! I used to be homeless! I'm a cool dude! Here is a shitload of work and I grade like I got a 10 foot long pole shove..." is disingenuous. There are a few other people that are like him on this campus, but he is the only one that people think is so freakin awesome -- maybe some long-gone moron started the lie, and it's been a game of telephone with every successive moron maintaining it. --["ChristopherMckenzie"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Great idea. If I call something gay, do I mean it is homosexual in orientation? If I call Davis a nazi, do I mean that he is anti-semitic and believes in the national socialist party? You're attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. I'm in Engineering, I never got an assignment in late, and I'm graduating this term. If you think I am whining than you need to go get your head checked a few more times a week then you probably already do. And since when does grading policy dictate the quality of teaching? Uh, never. I really don't see all the implications you are drawing. Hrmm, let's look over my argument, "Sean is a disingenuous bitch". I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English, at least that is what the admin thinks -- maybe you don't know what I meant to say. I'm calling him two-faced. Someone that walks in saying "Oh hey dudes! I am a hippy! I used to be homeless! I'm a cool dude! Here is a shitload of work and I grade like I got a 10 foot long pole shove..." is disingenuous. There are a few other people that are like him on this campus, but he is the only one that people think is so freakin awesome -- maybe some long-gone moron started the lie, and it's been a game of telephone with every successive moron maintaining it. <span>A lot of teachers will come in the first day and basically say "Hey, I'm an asshole" and then hand out a sheet of paper entitled "The Syllabus" that will outline in excrutiating detail, just how much of a jerk the teacher is. This is fine </span>-<span>&nbsp;I at least know what they expect. </span>-["ChristopherMckenzie"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 08:19:32ChristopherMckenzieflames <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-06-07 22:03:45'' [[nbsp]] Sean is a disingen<span>i</span>ous bitch. He acts like "oh, I was this hippy and lived at tercero parking lot and smoked pot" and then he is this Nazi, "You turn in assignment 12:05, You get Zero! Muahahaha!" - yeah, I really do hate the guy. --["ChristopherMckenzie"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-06-07 22:03:45'' [[nbsp]] Sean is a disingen<span>u</span>ous bitch. He acts like "oh, I was this hippy and lived at tercero parking lot and smoked pot" and then he is this Nazi, "You turn in assignment 12:05, You get Zero! Muahahaha!" - yeah, I really do hate the guy. --["ChristopherMckenzie"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Great idea. If I call something gay, do I mean it is homosexual in orientation? If I call Davis a nazi, do I mean that he is anti-semitic and believes in the national socialist party? You're attitude is exactly what is wrong with Engineering. I'm in Engineering, I never got an assignment in late, and I'm graduating this term. If you think I am whining than you need to go get your head checked a few more times a week then you probably already do. And since when does grading policy dictate the quality of teaching? Uh, never. I really don't see all the implications you are drawing. Hrmm, let's look over my argument, "Sean is a disingenuous bitch". I know people in Engineering have tiny vocabs and suck at English, at least that is what the admin thinks -- maybe you don't know what I meant to say. I'm calling him two-faced. Someone that walks in saying "Oh hey dudes! I am a hippy! I used to be homeless! I'm a cool dude! Here is a shitload of work and I grade like I got a 10 foot long pole shove..." is disingenuous. There are a few other people that are like him on this campus, but he is the only one that people think is so freakin awesome -- maybe some long-gone moron started the lie, and it's been a game of telephone with every successive moron maintaining it. --["ChristopherMckenzie"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-08 00:17:41GiladGurantzComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-08 01:17:41'' [[nbsp]] I've tak aen ECS 110 and ECS 40 with him (over the last two quarters), and I've really liked him as a teacher. Cocky sometimes, but good at teaching and good sized assignments. NOTE: I've hardly had any previous programming experience before coming to UC Davis, so you don't have to be ultra advanced to do well in his classes, you just have to try. --["GiladGurantz"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-07 23:42:31EricKleinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-08 00:42:31'' [[nbsp]] ["ChristopherMckenzie"]: Try TAing for a year (or being a professor), and see all the shit that students dish up. Then see if you can still have the same attitude. Even when they aren't outright cheating, many students will get away with anything they can, which makes it unreasonably tough on the graders/TAs/professors. Some of the best teaching professors I've had the pleasure of working with at Davis have the same policy you disdain, and it works quite well. There are very few excuses for not being able to get your work done in time, and most good teachers are willing to make exceptions (such as a death in the family, getting run over by a bus, etc.). Also, in general, if you want to be treated like an adult in an online conversation, it is usually best to leave out comparisons to Nazis and the like. It just makes you look bad. --["EricKlein"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-07 21:03:45ChristopherMckenzieComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-07 22:03:45'' [[nbsp]] Sean is a disingenious bitch. He acts like "oh, I was this hippy and lived at tercero parking lot and smoked pot" and then he is this Nazi, "You turn in assignment 12:05, You get Zero! Muahahaha!" - yeah, I really do hate the guy. --["ChristopherMckenzie"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-06-07 18:21:46BryanBellComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-06-07 19:21:46'' [[nbsp]] I'm now at the end of ECS110 and the programming assigments were not that much work, both of the challenge programs were fairly easy. The only thing I didn't like about the class were the essay questions on exams to be honest I wrote pure BS for my answer on the first exam and got all the credit, the questions were not useful for me it would have been better if he'd had the questions be short answer. In the end I really enjoyed the course and thought the amount of work was good. --["BryanBell"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-04-02 20:01:52ArlenAbraham <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [<span>http</span>:<span>//en.w</span>iki<span>pedia.org/wiki/</span>San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [<span>wiki</span>:<span>W</span>iki<span>Pedia:</span>San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. Later, he switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-03-16 17:01:26MarkWetterComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-03-16 17:01:26'' [[nbsp]] I would call myself a lazy student, and I didn't think his workload was that bad. Then again... both my partner and I had a lot of previous programming experience. --["MarkWetter"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-03-09 04:14:04PhilipNeustromphoto of davis falling into dunk tank <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(davis_dunk.jpg, "Sean Davis falling into a dunk tank to raise money.")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-03-09 04:13:31PhilipNeustromUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis?action=Files&do=view&target=davis_dunk.jpg">davis_dunk.jpg</a>.Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-02-23 18:17:20BrianFong <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ attachment:seandavisistrogdor.jpg<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-02-23 18:14:49BrianFongUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis?action=Files&do=view&target=seandavisistrogdor.jpg">seandavisistrogdor.jpg</a>.Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 14:08:52MikeIvanovSpelling, History -> Biography, etc. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = <span>Histor</span>y =<br> <span>-</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employ<span>e</span>ment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. <span>He later</span> switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD). </td> <td> <span>+</span> = <span>Biograph</span>y =<br> <span>+</span> Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employment limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. <span>Later, he</span> switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = <span>As a t</span>each<span>er</span> = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = <span>T</span>each<span>ing</span> = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 13:28:52JevanGray <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have fewer assignments, most likely learn just as much, and still be able to be successful in CS. Though I criticize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher so don't fret too much if you don't have the luxury of taking the class from someone else. And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["JevanGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have fewer assignments, most likely learn just as much, and still be able to be successful in CS. Though I criticize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher<span>,</span> so don't fret too much if you don't have the luxury of taking the class from someone else. And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["JevanGray"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 13:27:59JevanGrayfixed spelling in my comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." <span>&nbsp;</span>While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. <span>&nbsp;</span>So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have <span>less</span> assignments<span>&nbsp;and</span> most likely learn just as much and still be able to be sucessful in CS. <span>&nbsp;</span>Though I criti<span>s</span>ize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher so don't fret too much if you don't have the lux<span>a</span>ry of taking the class from someone else.<span>&nbsp;</span> And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["JevanGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have <span>fewer</span> assignments<span>,</span> most likely learn just as much<span>,</span> and still be able to be su<span>c</span>cessful in CS. Though I criti<span>c</span>ize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher so don't fret too much if you don't have the lux<span>u</span>ry of taking the class from someone else. And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["JevanGray"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 13:25:34JevanGray <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major. But the amount of BS work he assigns is a bit overthetop. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have less assignments and learn just as much. --["JevanGray"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major is true... there is hardly a good reason for the amount of BS work he assigns. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have less assignments and most likely learn just as much and still be able to be sucessful in CS. Though I critisize the workload of his classes, Sean is a good teacher so don't fret too much if you don't have the luxary of taking the class from someone else. And in the off chance you actually like his style of work-overload you're in for a real treat --["JevanGray"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 13:19:27JevanGray <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major<span>, b</span>ut the amount of BS work he assigns is a bit overthetop. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have less assignments and learn just as much. --["JevanGray"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major<span>. B</span>ut the amount of BS work he assigns is a bit overthetop. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have less assignments and learn just as much. --["JevanGray"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 13:18:37JevanGrayComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-01-05 13:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I definitely disagree with this statement: "If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major." While if you don't have the ability to pass Sean's class you should probably leave the major, but the amount of BS work he assigns is a bit overthetop. So if you can't stand his style, don't worry... take the class from someone else, almost definitely you'll have less assignments and learn just as much. --["JevanGray"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2005-01-05 11:16:38PhilipNeustromi had a class with him this morning, added some stuff <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Sean was originally a Psychology major who somehow managed to wander into the field of computers. He decided to get a postgrad Computer Science degree, although he never finished his dissertation and so ended up with just a Masters. Thus we may also call him Master Davis.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = History =<br> + Originally he studied Psychology and obtained his Bachelors degree in the subject. Like anyone with only a Bachelors in Psychology, Sean found his options for employement limited. He found work in the house painting industry of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ramon San Ramon, California]. After painting houses for a number of years, the physical labor (and his knees going out) began to get to him. He then decided to try out teaching at the (now defunct) ["Sacramento"] High School. He then enrolled in his first ["Computer Science"] course at ["Sacramento State University"]. He later switched from the MA in ["Computer Science" CS] program at ["Sacramento State University" Sac State] to the PhD program in ["Computer Science" CS] at ["UC Davis"]. Sean was in the PhD program for a few years, and obtained his Masters degree, but never stayed on to complete his dissertation (and thus did not obtain a PhD).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- He's difficult, but you learn a lot from his classes. If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should leave the major.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ While he was a student at ["UC Davis"], Sean spent 3 years living out of a VW bus parked in the ["Tercero"] parking lot. He apparently lived there until he was kicked out by ["Transportation And Parking Services" TAPS] or some other authority figure.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- He is a very fun lecturer, in that he really gets in to what he is teaching, asks for lots of participation, etc. </span> </td> <td> <span>+ = As a teacher =<br> + <br> + Due to his lack of his PhD we may call him Master Davis. As a teacher, he's difficult, but you learn a lot from his classes. If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should probably leave the major. But he is a very fun lecturer, in that he really gets in to what he is teaching and asks for lots of participation.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-16 14:26:01'' [[nbsp]] Whoever takes a class from him next quarter has to write down his introductory life story word for word and post it here. It's pretty interesting, such stories as living in a VW Bus in the parking lot near Tercero when he was a student here. - ["KenBloom"]------<br> - ''2004-12-16 15:09:28'' [[nbsp]] Part of his story is being a professional house painter after getting his psych degree. - ["MikeIvanov"]------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-17 23:59:26AndreyGoder <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-17 00:12:28'' [[nbsp]] I agree with Mike; it would be niftier if he let students plan the assignment out more themselves - ["AndreyGoder"]------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-17 09:02:46MikeIvanovToned down after receiving an email from Sean. Wow, Davis Wiki is popular! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, <span>in m</span>y <span>opinion he is a mediocre programmer</span>. - ["MikeIvanov"]------ </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, <span>what I have seen of his programming(on assignments) has left me with the impression that it's not top-notch, but this can be because it was simpl</span>y <span>not his best effort</span>. - ["MikeIvanov"]------ </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which often <span>isn't exactly </span>logical. But I suppose it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]------ </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which <span>to me personally </span>often <span>seemed il</span>logical. <span>This is probably due to his own time constraints, etc. </span>But I suppose<span>&nbsp;if you share my opinion,</span> it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]------ </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-17 08:19:06KenBloomDidn't realize that it inserts my name automatically. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["EricKlein"] I most definitely agree - ["KenBloom"]<span>&nbsp;- ["KenBloom"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["EricKlein"]<span>:</span> I most definitely agree - ["KenBloom"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-17 08:18:28KenBloomComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["EricKlein"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["EricKlein"]<span>------<br> + ''2004-12-17 08:18:28'' [[nbsp]] ["EricKlein"] I most definitely agree - ["KenBloom"] - ["KenBloom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-17 00:33:27EricKleinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-17 00:12:28'' [[nbsp]] I agree with Mike; it would be niftier if he let students plan the assignment out more themselves - ["AndreyGoder"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-17 00:12:28'' [[nbsp]] I agree with Mike; it would be niftier if he let students plan the assignment out more themselves - ["AndreyGoder"]------<br> + ''2004-12-17 00:33:27'' [[nbsp]] Well, that would work well for the students who know what they're doing, but... a lot of students just don't have a clue. I TA'd for ECS 140A for a year, and there were a lot of students, even that far into the curriculum, who would have been really lost if they had to start from scratch. Of course... it would be nice if students who didn't know enough weren't allowed to progress that far in the first place, but that's another story. - ["EricKlein"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-17 00:12:28AndreyGoderComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["MarieHuynh"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["MarieHuynh"]<span>------<br> + ''2004-12-17 00:12:28'' [[nbsp]] I agree with Mike; it would be niftier if he let students plan the assignment out more themselves - ["AndreyGoder"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 18:52:09MarieHuynhComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 15:09:28'' [[nbsp]] Part of his story is being a professional house painter after getting his psych degree. - ["MikeIvanov"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 15:09:28'' [[nbsp]] Part of his story is being a professional house painter after getting his psych degree. - ["MikeIvanov"]<span>------<br> + ''2004-12-16 18:52:09'' [[nbsp]] And he drove to some place that was full of brick houses, said DOH! and drove away. - ["MarieHuynh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 15:09:28MikeIvanovComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 14:26:01'' [[nbsp]] Whoever takes a class from him next quarter has to write down his introductory life story word for word and post it here. It's pretty interesting, such stories as living in a VW Bus in the parking lot near Tercero when he was a student here. - ["KenBloom"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 14:26:01'' [[nbsp]] Whoever takes a class from him next quarter has to write down his introductory life story word for word and post it here. It's pretty interesting, such stories as living in a VW Bus in the parking lot near Tercero when he was a student here. - ["KenBloom"]<span>------<br> + ''2004-12-16 15:09:28'' [[nbsp]] Part of his story is being a professional house painter after getting his psych degree. - ["MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 14:26:01KenBloomComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which often isn't exactly logical. But I suppose it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which often isn't exactly logical. But I suppose it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]<span>------<br> + ''2004-12-16 14:26:01'' [[nbsp]] Whoever takes a class from him next quarter has to write down his introductory life story word for word and post it here. It's pretty interesting, such stories as living in a VW Bus in the parking lot near Tercero when he was a student here. - ["KenBloom"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 13:33:27MikeIvanovComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["EricKlein"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["EricKlein"]<span>------<br> + ''2004-12-16 13:33:27'' [[nbsp]] That's definitely true, but for many of his assignments, Sean prescribes the architecture in detail, based on how he structured his program, which often isn't exactly logical. But I suppose it does get you accustomed to deciphering terrible code in the industry. - ["MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 13:24:39EricKleinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, in my opinion he is a mediocre programmer. - ["MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, in my opinion he is a mediocre programmer. - ["MikeIvanov"]------<br> + ''2004-12-16 13:24:39'' [[nbsp]] This is true of many people in academia (I don't know Sean Davis, so I can't say anything about him specifically). That doesn't mean that they are bad teachers. Some of the best programmers I know are afwul teachers, and some really good teachers should never be allowed near production code. Go figure... - ["EricKlein"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 13:19:46MikeIvanovComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2004-12-16 13:19:46'' [[nbsp]] Although he has obviously been doing it for a long time, in my opinion he is a mediocre programmer. - ["MikeIvanov"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 13:16:24MikeIvanov <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Sean Davis is a full time lecturer in the ["Computer Science"] department. He <span>&lt;</span>str<span>ike&gt;</span>asks us to<span>&lt;/</span>s<span>trik</span>e<span>&gt;</span> demands that we call him Sean. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Sean Davis is a full time lecturer in the ["Computer Science"] department. He <span>[[s(</span>st<span>a</span>r<span>t)]]</span>asks us to<span>[[</span>s<span>(</span>e<span>nd)]]</span> demands that we call him Sean. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 12:12:26MarieHuynh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Sean Davis is a full time lecturer in the ["Computer Science"] department. He asks us to call him Sean. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Sean Davis is a full time lecturer in the ["Computer Science"] department. He <span>&lt;strike&gt;</span>asks us to<span>&lt;/strike&gt; demands that we</span> call him Sean. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ He also comes up with new assignments for every quarter so if you're thinking of copying from friends that have had his class before... don't.<br> + <br> + =Popular Stories=<br> + <br> + On picking a partner and generally:<br> + ''Look left. Now look right. Out of the three of you, one will be left sitting in here in two weeks.''<br> + <br> + <br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments()]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 11:53:19MarieHuynh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''Didn't he fail chem? He dressed up one time and gave a presentation about himself at a CS club or something. He used to be a hippy...'' - ["MarieHuynh"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 10:08:20AndreyGoder <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- (Someone who's taken his classes recently please fill in his life story)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Sean was originally a Psychology major who somehow managed to wander into the field of computers. He decided to get a postgrad Computer Science degree, although he never finished his dissertation and so ended up with just a Masters. Thus we may also call him Master Davis.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + He is a very fun lecturer, in that he really gets in to what he is teaching, asks for lots of participation, etc. </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Sean Davishttp://daviswiki.org/Sean_Davis2004-12-16 09:38:44KenBloom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Sean Davis<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Sean Davis is a full time lecturer in the ["Computer Science"] department. He asks us to call him Sean.<br> + <br> + (Someone who's taken his classes recently please fill in his life story)<br> + <br> + He's difficult, but you learn a lot from his classes. If you can't stand a class with Sean, you should leave the major.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>