Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Come out and play

I normally get very nervous when I'm supposed to give presentations. I don't know why it happens. I don't have anything against performing, and usually I even like it. People have said to me that I'm quite natural when it comes to giving presentations. But that's only when my nervousness works for me.

See, when I'm nervous, I talk a lot. And that makes people think I know what I'm talking about (and usually I do, by the way). It also makes me crack stupid jokes, which is good, especially at school where presentations are typically dull. So when I'm nervous, I might end up giving a dynamic presentation.

But sometimes my nervousness doesn't work for me. Sometimes it doesn't work for me at all. Like today; We had to give a presentation on the future of the Internet. I had my part figured out and I was prepared to perform. I was nervous, but I thought it was a good thing. I don't know what went wrong. I just totally forgot what I was supposed to say. And I had notes! But I guess I wasn't so bad after all. I just wasn't as good as I should have been. Luckily the others don't know what awesome things they missed, it's just me who knows that I sucked.

One team gave us presentation on Linux. I listened carefully to find out were they for or against, it but they didn't have that kind of a view. They mostly talked about its history. I would have wanted to hear more about their personal experiences, but apparently they didn't reallyhave any.

It seems, as far as I know, that I'm the most experienced Linux user in our class. Last year I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop, and for several months I didn't use any other operating system beside it. So yeah, I learned some tricks... But I'm studying Business Information Technology, which means computers and stuff, so there should be other huge nerds too. Where are they hiding? I want them to come out and play with me.


  1. Ehkä ne supernörtit meni jonnekin parempaan kouluun. Mut oot sentään joukon nörtein. :)Kiva tuntea ylemmyyttä?

  2. En mä ehkä ihan nörtein ole, mutta sieltä nörteimmästä päästä kuitenkin :P

    Meidän rinnakkaisryhmässä on kyllä Linux-käyttäjiäkin. Ehkä ne kaikki kunnolla nörtit joutu siihen toiseen ryhmään.

  3. Ehkä ne yrittää klikittää winukkatyyppejä ja linuksilaisia, eikä vaan tajunnu et säkin oot liinuslainen. Tai ex-sellanen.