@agony Heh... I was identified as gifted in elementary school, but I never did care much about school so I never had the grades for them to do anything about it with. I think I accidentally took this advice to heart back then, and it's probably served me well. It meant I had the time to get in to computers, and be a fuckup while I learned from older, smarter people. Got a great job now, so it all worked out in the end and I'm glad I didn't waste the effort getting A's.