It takes a few strolls down Telegraph or a couple rides on BART to get acclimated to this inevitable presence.But once you truly settle into the fibers of Berkeley life, few vagrant activities surprise or startle you.One aspect of "open culture" is that people are informal. They tend to speak directly to one another, regardless of social status or formal title.Disagreements about code, whether as profound as which algorithm is most appropriate, or as seemingly mundane as how many spaces are used for indentation, are aired in public.
Mother Jones reporter Tim Murphy watched the senator provide constituent services on the LSU quad.
Amazingly, the ways in which people actually share code are as varied as the individuals involved.
Even if you have previous experience with other open source projects, keep in mind that you still need to take the time to learn how the new open source project works, and acquaint yourself with their particular brand of sharing.
Just the mention of Physics 7A makes countless engineers’ stomachs drop, and it’s been said that organic chemistry always takes part of your soul. But if Math 1B horrors are still hindering your sleep on Christmas morning or the Fourth of July, don’t be alarmed; after all, your lingering anxiety will soon be replaced with fear of a much more difficult class. Whether you’re a dedicated triathlete or someone who vehemently avoids the RSF, Berkeley’s daunting slopes always make you breathe a little harder.
But all this toil is not in vain; after a few semesters at Cal, you’ll probably accumulate some of the sexiest legs on the West Coast! The homeless man urinating across from VLSB doesn’t faze you. Berkeley’s boundless homeless population intimidated most of us when we arrived at Cal for the first time.
While the former utilizes physical beatdowns (skateboard smacks in the face) and abrasive name-calling as a means of asserting herself, the latter uses her bluntness and wit.