So yeah, I lost all faith in our student government earlier this year when they implemented a program that made Tartan bikes available to everyone… unlocked… on campus. Something like $15,000 was spent on this project.
Lo and behold, guess what? Within a week, there were probably about 2 left. They were gone in another few days.
What. The. Hell.
Grab a bike, get to class
So then there were student government elections. Or rather, there were supposed to be (the following links yoiked from jgraftor):
First there weren’t enough applicants, and can you really blame them given how little our government actually does (or even has the power to do), and the stuff they do is largely idiotic (see bike program above) or of little impact on campus?
Searching for Senators: CMU elections delayed
Then the students weren’t even informed there were elections coming up:
Students uninformed about upcoming elections
Then the election software froze, causing elections to be postponed again:
Technical difficulties: Elections freeze up on students
And today, the results are inaccessable because someone changed the encryption key:
Election results inaccessible
I mean seriously, WTF?
It is *not* that hard to do elections correctly. It’s not that hard to write election software that works. Correctly. I could probably write something (that looks better than what they have, as well) in something like 30 minutes.
In other news, the weather has been nice, so I have lots of piccars.
In other other news, life is completely awesome and happy.
My project for webapps (CMU Adventures) was chosen as a “best project” and I’ll get to demo it tomorrow during class.
Also, other non-academic things are also going well.