I'm currently a sophomore in a computer science course and I am doing some last minute studying before a test I have tomorrow morning. One thing my teacher told the class to review before the test was desk checking. So, I Googled desk checking to find a more detailed description of exactly what it was. I had an idea of what it was and it turned out I was correct.
I came across your article: http://www.w-uh.com/posts/080401-desk_checking.html
. I read through it and was amazed by the story you told about the batch deck of cards. I can only say that I'm glad I don't have to go through that kind of hassle. Anyways, I was just letting you know that I found your rant to be very informative, funny and humbling. I'm positive that on my test tomorrow I will be able to thoroughly explain what desk checking is and that from now on, because of your article, I will desk check my work before compiling.