Category: Work-Related

For postings about work and computer science

Drive-By Post

Quick drive-by post before I head out to Augusta hoping to beat the afternoon rush-hour traffic.? It’s going to be tight.? The state curriculum meeting starts at 9 a.m., the CCSC conference at 1 p.m., and the programming contest, god help me, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.? After spending the last 1.5 hours listening to …

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I do not forget

Seven years ago to the moment, I was sitting on the floor in a crowded TV lounge in the GPC Student Center with dozens of fellow faculty and students, watching in horror as the news replayed video of the World Trade Center towers burning and collapsing, of the gaping and burning hole in the Pentagon, …

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One more show to go

I figure tomorrow’s show (the first annual GPC Artisan Craft Fair) is a crap shoot.? I am just taking bead stuff, no books, because I know I can fill up a six-foot table with just my and Mincot’s bead stuff.? I’ll have loose beads because I know some people do make their own jewelry, but …

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Buckle down and accomplish something

I don’t know if I work better under pressure, but I certainly get more done under pressure.? With the holidays looming on the horizon, the bead show this weekend, family and friends coming next week for Thanksgiving dinner, and the end of the semester around the corner, I have a lot on my agenda. In …

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Serendipitous Show Scheduling

Sometimes opportunities fall into your lap, and it’s up to you to recognize and seize them even if they don’t seem convenient. Last night I was helping out at the GPC-Dunwoody Open House, just standing there talking to prospective computer science students. Suddenly the woman my department head was chatting with turned to me and …

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More purging

I must be on a roll. I got bored this afternoon after doing most of my web site updates for spring semester, so I started cleaning and purging in the office. I must have thrown out a hundred or so used floppy disks, gotten rid of a bunch of conference office supplies from the meetings …

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Too early in the morning for this

Some people just have waaay too much energy and not nearly enough focus, especially at 9:30 in the morning. It makes it hard to run a class when you have two of them in the room feeding off of each other. Right now my tongue hurts from biting it to keep from saying to them, …

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A PHP Experience Update

I finally tried to work a little bit today on the PHP mailing list for CCSC:SE. I followed the directions for editing the config.php file, inserted all the data Hunter had given me, and oops! It couldn’t find the database. This exchange of email followed: Julia wrote: Okay, Hunter, maybe I’m just an idiot. I …

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Better ratings

My student evaluations from fall semester came back today. They still aren’t great, surprise surprise. But they no longer suck rancid contaminated swampwater. They came out at least somewhere in the neighborhood of average. I already thanked The Offspring for his assistance in improving them. Hopefully they won’t be able to tank this year’s annual …

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B-o-o-r-i-n-g

I spent the last two days in Statesboro at the state CS committee meeting. The meeting itself was really dull. Things just haven’t been as lively since Chuck and some of the others retired and Laurie went to Mercer. The drive down and back was boring also — what did I expect, I-16 is one …

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