Rachel Morris

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Canvas is bad and it should feel bad – Feb 22nd – Keyboard shortcuts??

View: Canvas LMS is bad and it should feel bad >> Um, just curious, Canvas, but… … Why is “next” assigned to “J” and “previous” assigned to “K”? … It’s not even vim keys, which I thought it might be at first; that would be This makes no sense.

Canvas is bad and it should feel bad – Feb 22nd – Grading programming assignments

Every time I use Canvas, I find that it makes me less productive and more frustrated. There’s too much to catalog all at once, so I’m just going to update this blog post as I become annoyed. View: Canvas LMS is bad and it should feel bad >> February 22nd: Grading programming assignments Let’s go …

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University and “Non-traditional Students”

I’m a non-traditional student, I guess. I would be a traditional grad student if I had started working on my masters right after my bachelors degree, but I was ready to get out of university. I worked in the industry, and then found I enjoy teaching computer science at the college level, and have returned …

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2017

When 2017 began, I was very depressed. My boyfriend, Rai, was rolled off his project at work and had to return to India a few months prior – shortly after we had began living together. I now had to return home from work to nobody. I cried after getting home from work until I managed …

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Winter break goals

It is finals week. I’ve finished giving 2 finals, and there are 4 more to go. I’m teaching 20 credit hours this semester, and I’ve been much too busy to do other things like “pursue hobbies” and “cook food” and “socialize”. But, soon I’ll have a break, and next semester will be much more manageable. …

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Married!

Rai and I got married!

Parties for Introverts

I want to plan an introvert-friendly wedding reception party (for sometime in January?)… So for instance, somebody on Mastodon suggested “drinks and live music”. This is not a party I would enjoy, because I would just stand around not knowing what to do with myself – I’m awkward like that. It is better when there’s …

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Thanksgiving day

My fiancé has finally returned and we will be getting married soon. On Thanksgiving, we had my sister Rose help us with a photo shoot. I am so lucky to have this guy in my life!!

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Burnout

This semester, I’ve been teaching 20 credit hours – 6 classes. Two sections of Data Structures online, three sections of Discrete Math 1, and one section of Discrete Math 2, which is the first time I’ve taught Discrete Math 2. I’m getting it done. I’m not putting as much effort into Data Structures as I …

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Email to representatives after Las Vegas shooting

Lawrence, KS

This past weekend, three people were killed in downtown Lawrence, KS. This morning I woke up to hear about the shooting in Las Vegas. Earlier this year, an employee of Garmin was killed in Olathe, KS. I teach at Johnson County Community College, where concealed carry is now allowed. I am scared to death. I …

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