Category: Rambling

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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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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Micro project ideas

When you’re too dang busy to do something that takes hours to set up, complete, and clean up… Write a one-page micro story based off a random idea you get from a Tweet, meme, or other post. (e.g., post-apocalypse where humans discuss how the Blue Bird caused civilization to destroy itself, by delivering messages from …

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Common arguments re: Women in Tech

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ You know, I get really tired of seeing these same arguments every time anybody mentions the lack of women in tech. Like we can’t just discuss it on its own, a group of people need to swoop in and immediately start throwing around these examples; it isn’t a problem, women are just that …

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Sit still and pay attention!

I’ve been having a problem lately… or, really, all semester. I hate sitting still. Meetings, lectures, whatever. If we are expected to sit down and only listen, I get really anxious and stressed. I have so much to do, I can’t sit still! Sitting around, stewing, is aggravating. If the format of an event is …

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It’s my birthday!

Me: “I should keep up with grading by grading one assignment every night!” My day – Teacher work: Wake up, eat, begin working on class prep for the day. Fund an old lecture on stacks and queues, write a lab, adjust an old project to be a new project. Business work: Create a set of …

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Just because I’m a student doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t respect my time: Study guides

A textbook I teach out of with only a few sentences highlighted

OK, I was going to write this blog post after I was done studying for the midterm, but I’m just too steamed right now so I’m going to vent and then get back to it. My plan right now is to spend this entire weekend re-reading all the chapters of the book and making notes …

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More exams are better

I am stressed out. The class I’m taking has only two exams – Midterm and Final. The exams together are worth 45% of the grade. This is unfortunate for me, considering that I’m not too great at exams! In yet another example of “things that frustrate me as a student, so I try to do …

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Today, I woke up early. On Tuesdays, that means 8 am, since I teach my first class of the day at 12:30 pm. I woke up early in order to work on class materials for today and tomorrow, in the morning while I’m free to work from home with my coffee and bagel and music. …

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Inspiration and meaning

Since the election, I have had such a hard time getting inspired. As news unfolds, creating an unwelcome climate here in the U.S., but also news from other countries such as the atrocities happening in Syria, I find myself wanting to do something with my work, but don’t really know how to go about it. …

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