Tag: work

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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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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I smell a rat…

Found when following up on an email received from work today: VP Michelich stated that we may be considering striving toward becoming a 4-year school and that may somehow affect what we want in our promotion requirements. HOW many times over the last ten years have I heard that GPC is not under any circumstances …

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43 Things — On “learn PHP and MySQL”

Progress so far: bought two books online—the Visual Quickpro guide came today, Learning PHP 5 is on the way. Went to http://www.php.net/ and downloaded some tutorial materials. Downloaded the PHPList package and tried to install it at work, got server errors, emailed Hunter for help. I looked at some of the PHPList code and it …

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The Creeping Crud

What a waste of a week. Sometime Sunday or Monday I came down with the creeping crud, so all I’ve been able to do for three days is crawl out of bed, steam in a hot shower to loosen up all the accumulated snotballs in my sinuses so I could painfully hack them up (yeah, …

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Bad timing

Am I the only one who thinks that the first day of classes for the semester is not exactly the best time for the IT folks to decide to finally deploy our new computers? The next couple of days will surely involve significant tooth-gnashing, hair-pulling, and various forms of creative profanity as I re-establish all …

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I should take this seriously???

I hate to give this former student any more time, or any more sense of his/her own self-importance, but this really is just too absurd not to share. I’m posting the whole comment just so you can get the full flavor, and decide for yourself what it says about this student… Jeez!!! She is still …

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Break Time!!!

Hurrah! Exams are graded, grades are posted, I can spend the next 2 1/2 weeks NOT thinking about work. Well, I should write up my two-months-overdue annual report B.S. over the break, but I bet I don’t. That can wait until January. Instead, I’m going to sleep catch up on my reading update Art of …

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You gotta have a sense of humor

As I was grading the last of the web projects today, I followed the link from one page to ratemyprofessors.com to see the latest slams against me (rolling eyes). As usual, they were tacky, tactless, and inadvertently very funny. One in particular complained about MY HAIRSTYLE!!! Give me a break, please — what does my …

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