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MASSIVE (c) 2001 WETA Digital

Today, I showed the WETA Digital piece from The Two Towers in the first half of my CIS 736 (Computer Graphics) class. This follows a showing last Friday of the piece from Return of the King (w00t! I'm hip and with it! Hardcore!) and one last Monday, before my midterm exam, of the one from The Fellowship of the Ring.

Poignant nostalgia abounds, something that will come back in greater pangs as the years go by, I'm sure. Do you know, the most impressive thing besides the ASCI White-class compute cluster they had in 2001 for Film 2 (TTT) was the iPods! PJ's story about the staffer who ran through the streets of Lunnon pursued by iPod-wanting thugs was hilarious. The guy should get an "I Saved Middle-earth" T-shirt!

In other news: I've been asked to teach a required course. Though I think I could handle 570 (Automata, Formal Languages, and Theory of Computation) or 575 (Analysis of Algorithms), the instructors for those courses are not only very good; they have written textbooks (practically or literally so) in the areas. That leaves 501 (Software Architecture), 560 (Database Mangement Systems), and 301 (Set Theory and Formal Logic for Computer Scientists). What do you all think?

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Banazir

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zengeneral
Mar. 1st, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
...
501!
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
I know!
Travis asked for it, Il Principe did, you, Lord knows who else...
(I should not like to step on the current instructor's toes, though.)

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Banazir
chaosinaskirt
Mar. 1st, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
would 301 be analogous to discrete structures? (concepts in discrete mathematics as applied to computer science. logic, proof techniques, set theory, relations, graphs, combinatorics, discrete probability and number theory.)
scottharmon
Mar. 1st, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
301
301 is fun :^)
banazir
Mar. 1st, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
Re: 301
I like it... but don't you think Torben or Anindya would be better at teaching it than I would?

(Actually I love Set Theory and Logic, but I'd make it too much like MATH 510.)

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 1st, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)
Well, by process of elimination, that leaves...
560 (Database Mangement Systems)
banazir
Mar. 2nd, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
Clarification
Actually, I want to teach 501. I'm just thinking of an appropriate way to broach the subject.

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Banazir
sui_degeneris
Mar. 2nd, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh.
Okay.

/me shuts up now.
banazir
Mar. 2nd, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)
Nah
Missed you in caht - was so busy with work and stuff for crgjournals that I forgot to come to #teunc.

Sleep well!

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Banazir
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