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Stuart Goss
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Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 169
Hi all,

I was wondering if I could restart the Cattle Drive and
perhaps even get a free ride (I have been registered since
March 2001). For the last 4 years I have had my head stuck
in C++.

I promise to post in this forum.
Seems like it needs a bit more life.
Can I start with assignment 1 again?
Just be frank if you would rather have
the money than an active forum member ;-)

Thanks in advance,
Stuart
Pauline McNamara
Sheriff

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
    
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Hey there Stuart, good to "see" you again!

The Cattle Drive page says, "We're happy to continue to do this for students who began the course before May 1, 2001, at no additional charge. Just make sure you keep posting."

You're good there, so you're set for the free part of the ride. Look forward to your kicking up some dust in here.

Starting at the first assignment is an interesting wish. Looks like you made it to OOP-1 way back when, so you'd be kind of a repeat masochist, I guess. Them thar's shur nuf the kind of stuff reeeeel Cattle Drivers are made of, ay yep.

If it were my decision I'd have no prob. But, well, you *do* remember Marilyn don't you? THE nitpicking queen? An official OK would probably come from her, it's just us bureaucrats working the counter today.

Welcome back Stuart!
Pauline
Stuart Goss
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 169
Fine Pauline!

I'll wait here for an answer from Marilyn,
but I could offer to pick up at OOP-1
instead of repeating the first assignments.

In meantime I noticed that I still have the
solutions to assignments 4 to 8 ;-)

So I guess I can offer to catch up on the Java
stuff of the first assignments and jump back
in at OOP-1. Could take a week or two (especially
with Xmas around the corner) until I'm up to
it again though.

So, Marilyn? What would you suggest? OOP1 or Java-1a again?

It's nice to be back, but I have about 8 hours time difference here ;-)

See ya',
Stuart
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9044
    
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Welcome back, Stuart. Pauline's correct. You are certainly welcome to start again with no extra requirements. I guess it's up to you where you want to start again. I'd guess you need a little brushing up on the style guide stuff. Since you still have the instructor's solutions to assignments 4 through 8, I'm not sure how much benefit you'd get from repeating them. On the other hand, it has been a long time. If you want to stash those solutions away and rethink those assignments, it's ok with me. If you'd rather study those solutions and start with OOP, that's ok with me also. In my opinion, the main thing is to get coding Java again.


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