1. Our students do online homework and then they spend a lot of time kvetching about points in the bug reports. They seem to believe that they already own all the points and then the problems steal the points from the students; students will get a problem wrong due to what the student considers a minor oversight and then write in “GIVE ME BACK MY POINTS.” In a work-related conversation yesterday, I had to explain to a colleague that there is a good reason why I am not the Jay Powell of points. I think that in the students’ minds the problems are some sort of wealth tax on points and solving the homework problems is the equivalent of finding the correct tax loopholes.
  2. Every time a student in one of our programming classes submits a bad bug report (“The thing is not working.”), I hope that karma is keeping score. I imagine this student’s future self having to deal with bug reports just as bad.
  3. Bug report with TMI. Starts fine; goes dark. I’m fuzzing the details quite a bit, but the bug report went something like:

    I don’t remember me doing that many problems . oooooooooohhhhhhhhh I remember me doing those problems !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love math ! it is so fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean ssssssssoooooooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ffffffffuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my house burned down in August 2019 so my family is living with my grandma . she is really sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please write back very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! math is so fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love writing bug reports !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is so fun writing bug reports !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love writing … …and reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is fun writing bug