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Week in Brief

For this week: Finish CA Assignment 3 – nearly done, just need to make minor bug fixes and write up. Recreate conversational graphs from re-factored code Create slide deck for introductory Java workshop Read 5 papers Go to the gym 3 times Rename blog (taking suggestions!) WISE coffee social WECS meeting (Women in Engineering and […]

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Week in Brief: a Celebration

Goals for this week were: Finish putting together presentation, record and upload it. See it here. Put together loop exercises for extra session with my DGD group. Start CA Assignment 3 (this one will apparently be shorter) – aim for half done. Marking. Read 5 papers. Join gym (physio says yoga and body pump allowed […]

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When 1 Week = 7 Steps Back

Last week, and at the start of this week I was feeling really worn out and disillusioned. Things were taking longer than they should, and despite working a lot and effectively I really wasn’t making the progress I wanted to be. I felt like I wasn’t achieving anything. What this really means, is that on […]

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Week in Brief

For last week: Finish CA Assignment 2 Read 5 papers Code more on Viz Write more on Thesis Get SVN working fully More on website Clear giant e-mail mountain Start tracking morning mood and exercise on Mycrocosm Go to my first hockey game! Also: Cleaned out fridge Swam butterfly again for the first time since […]

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Week in Brief

Goals for this week: Read 8 papers Create diagram in Visio see it here Turn plan into slides for presentation put them up on this post Get started with CA Assignment 2 Would have liked to get more done, but have answer for one question – 2 to go! Deal with final issues from marking […]

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Working With People Who Suck

This post has been formulating in my head for a while now, as I thought how much I loved 7 Habits and The 4-Hour Work Week (Amazon) and all the other great stuff I’m reading. However there’s one question they don’t seem to answer – what if you have to work with someone who sucks? […]

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Overwhelmed

The thing about focusing on effectiveness, is that everything that I put on “the List” is something I think is important. And then if I get a little behind I end up in a situation where my todo list for today has a time estimate of over 11 hours. And then I panic. Today I […]

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Managing Data Across Multiple Machines

I have a problem – I now have 4 computers. Yes, I realize this is a problem that many people wish they had, but still. I have: MacBook Air – carry about at university and use out and about, use for notes, reading stuff, and small amounts of development and document editing. 15″ MacBook Pro […]

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Week in Brief

Last week my goals were: Write more on thesis not as much as I wanted, but some progress Create slides for presentation – made plan, have a good idea of what I want to do CA Project plan (need to find out what this entails) WISE event Write survey for other project – on hold […]

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Week in Brief

Goals for this week were: Next Twitter Visualization (super excited about this) CA Project outline Read 5 papers Marking :’( Move ToDo Lists over to Remember The Milk Write more on thesis, get to the point where papers can be integrated Write survey for other project (more soon!) 3 blog posts I also: Worked on […]