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Subtitle: Actually, we all really did mean it when we said, "I hate this place, and I'm never coming back."Alternate subtitle: Go big or go home.I graduated from high school in June of 1991, roughly 21 years ago. Last year a few people...Show More Summary
I have a coffeemaker now.The library will deliver books.There is a live web-cam of the construction.
My paper was accepted! Yay! Now I need to write the talk. I have given up on medicating the cat. Did you know that if you squirt an unpleasant-tasting liquid into a cat's mouth that your floor will end up covered with a truly impressive...Show More Summary
The cat has an itchy rash.According to the vet, most times that a cat is itchy, it is because of fleas. Gwen is an indoor-only cat who is on flea preventative, and they found no fleas on her. If it's not fleas, then it's mites. If it's not mites, then it's probably a bacterial infection of the skin. Show More Summary
Subtitle: "I don't see what the editor is complaining about, I've only had the paper for a year." -- Mathematician, upon being asked about the status of the paper that he is reviewingHere's another great thing about switching from math to computer science -- in addition to making double what I used to be making. Show More Summary
So yesterday Dean Dad posted about non-prepared interns.Apparently everyone has problems with interns. We pay our interns. We pay them anywhere from $13 to $15 an hour. To put this in context, this is about double minimum wage or about...Show More Summary
So I grew up in Niskayuna, NY, a town that, according to the Wikipedia, is almost 91% white and 6% Asian and with a median household income of $70,800. The town is headquarters of GE Global Research. In my 12th grade science class, only one student did not have at least one parent with a doctoral degree. Show More Summary
New Minion started today. We did HR paperwork, key paperwork, laptop paperwork. Talked about the project. Met with a collaborator. New Minion also did some development work on his own laptop. Got more done today than Intern accomplished last summer. Show More Summary
Don't tell the cat, but I have finished arranging my summer travel! I'll be away for three weeks. Fortunately, they are not all in a row because otherwise her goldfish-like attention span might lead her to forget who I am.Currently planned: One week of vacation in Berlin, followed immediately by an almost-one-week business trip to Dublin. Show More Summary
My boss wants to meet with me.Tomorrow morning.On campus.Do you know what is happening tomorrow on campus? Oh, certainly you do. Thousands of people and their extended families are coming to campus and parking in all the parking spaces.And I am thinking that this is the perfect use for online technology. Show More Summary
So this semester I took an art class (freshman-level class in graphic design), bringing me up to 29 credit hours earned at the university that employs me.The final project for this class was to put together a book with all of our work...Show More Summary
Intern spent the last school year as a self-described "fourth year" student in computers. Intern did not graduate.Intern is working 20 hours a week at a national chain pharmacy, despite being in the midst of a difficult pregnancy and ordered by her doctors to take it easy. Show More Summary
I'm on my first stop of this summer's "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." tour in which I will show people how to do things that I have no business talking about in public. Since today's journey was only 180 miles from home,...Show More Summary
Last night I was at a festive location near campus, and I found myself in close proximity to undergraduates, some of which I knew and others of which I did not. Many conversations eventually turned to the students' academic plans. The Freshman: She doesn't know what she wants to major in. Show More Summary
In articles like this one about edX, people say things like:The edX project will include not only engineering courses, in which computer grading is relatively simple, but also humanities courses, in which essays might be graded through...Show More Summary
Sorry. Life has been confusing. And then they updated Blogger in even more confusing ways.
The latest from the lead PI of this ill-fated education project that I am getting sucked into. Currently the plan is to teach teachers with no programming experience how to program in Python. I am pretty sure that he has no clue what...Show More Summary
They better be joking about the snow.
Maybe I can drop an old flash drive off at campus IT so that they can increase my mail quota.
Subtitle: Those who can't do, teach.I'm working on a wacky grant proposal with the College of Education to get money to teach Python to high school teachers. The goal is that we'll teach them Python and then have them develop lessons plans on how they'd use Python in their classes. Show More Summary