Category: Rambling

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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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You’re ignoring the issue – Diversity in Tech

Don’t read the comments. Sometimes, when I post a link to an article on my Facebook wall, I feel compelled to add the warning, “don’t read the comments” along with the article. This morning I posted a link to NPR’s Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying The Tech Industry’s Excuses article, and the comment responses …

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Offices

Have you ever had a college instructor who didn’t have an office? Most college instructors have office hours to help students outside of class. It’s required in most cases. So, therefore, instructors need offices. Sometimes it might be a room with several cubicles, or it could be their own room with lovely lovely sheetrock on …

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“Looking for people with grit”

Do you ever hear an advert for a job opening, and they have all these weird personality traits that they want you to have? Why can’t I just be really damn good at programming? Why do I gotta be gritty or tenacious? Why do I need to have “no ego”? How about you just tell …

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