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Organization

Week in Brief

Goals for this week were: Finish coding current mini-project Write more on thesis, get to the point where papers can be integrated Finish Combinatorial Algorithms assignment Meet with CA prof to talk about project Read 4 papers Read thesis – “Networking in Everyday Life” 2 blog posts Portfolio website – add all pages and finish […]

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Google Wave Organization

Collaborating on Google Wave

People are surprised by this, but there was a period that I checked my email just once a week a la Tim Ferris (Amazon). This was during my gap year when I was working and although it annoyed various people – my boss, a guy I worked with, some of my friends… I didn’t have […]

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Organization Presentation Social Networking

15 Tools to make University Easier

Subtitle: Things that Universities should tell you about, but often don’t. I’m in my 6th year at university now, and over the course of it I’ve assembled my suite of tools that maximize my productivity. When I meet people from outside of Computer Science, I’m always amazed that they haven’t heard of so many of […]

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Organization

Week in Brief

For this week my goals were: Clubs week for WISE Organize movie night (try and delegate) TA in French, don’t meltdown Incorporate giant pile of papers into Introduction Polish introduction such that I can send it to my supervisors Coding: phase 1 ended up coding something different, but I’ve made significant progress on it Assignment […]

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Organization

Week in Brief

So last week I put up a list of things I hoped to get done last week. I did not achieve all of them, or anywhere near. WISE Speaker event WISE Coffee social (bake!) WISE Self-defense seminar – Questionable whether I can check this off, it was a disaster. Organize meeting for WISE, outline the […]

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Organization Reflections

Time

Being so busy this week has got me thinking about the concept of “having time”. We all have 60 minutes in each hour and 24 of them in each day for however many weeks, months, years or – hopefully – decades we have left on this planet. We just can’t know how long that is. […]

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Organization Reflections

Manic Monday

I’ve wasted a chunk of the afternoon having a bit of a panic attack. This morning I had physio on my knee, followed by an hour of time hanging out in SITE waiting to meet with the guy who’s course I’m TA-ing (I read some of the 60 page book chapter I’m carrying about with […]

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Organization Usability

I <3 Google Docs

Check out the video from Google, below. I thought it was really cute. Google docs is a great, free alternative to MS Office, but that’s not where the real power of it lies. For collaboration, for any document that anyone else is going to use, it’s such a better alternative. During the summer, I was […]