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Reflections

Passive Aggressive

I went to therapy today. Perhaps I shouldn’t admit that in a public forum, but I hope those of you that read this don’t think that seeking help when you’re struggling is something to be ashamed of. I’m not going to go into the details of what caused me to end up going to see […]

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Reflections

Happiness is… being a Connector

Marcus Buckingham is writing a great series at HuffPost at the moment exploring why women are less happy. You can find all the articles here. What The Happiest And Most Successful Women Do Differently – gave me the most to think about, although others have too (did you know – having children correlates with less […]

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Spam

Scam Spam

This made it through my junk mail filter. It’s kinda funny! A £300,000 407? That would be quite some car… You are a winner of £300,000.00 and Peugeot 407 car courtesy of Peugeot Automobile,London,UK. your secret pin code PGA00111234 and your reference number PGA: 12058006/06. Please acknowledge the receipt of this mail with the details […]

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Google Wave Usability

Google Wave

I was super excited this morning when I got an invite to Google Wave. I’ve read about it, but whilst there’s been a lot of hype around it no-one seems to describe it such that I’ve really got it. Note – don’t expect me to be any different, I tried to explain to my boyfriend […]

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Presentation

Video Presentations

The class I TA for has to create presentations in Powerpoint using transitions and music. A million miles from Presentation Zen, hey? There are some good examples of stand-alone presentations using transitions and music though – caveat is, stand-alone is an important point. If you tried to present with so much movement behind you, your […]

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Social Networking

The Social Networking Assignment

My supervisor teaches classes in the business school, and is looking for an assignment on Social Networking to use, perhaps as early as next semester. Of course given that I spend much of my time thinking about, reading about and writing about social networking and most of the rest of it actually socially networking myself, […]

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Reflections WISE

International Students

There was an article in the Ottawa Citizen the other day about international students. Apparently at Carleton, 1 in 5 graduate students is an international. Of course, this averages across all subjects – my experience is that in Computer Science (and likely the rest of Science and Engineering) the ratio is higher. When I first […]

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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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Facebook Social Networking Twitter

Social Networking

I got an email from my dad the other day, asking me what I used Twitter for. I wasn’t sure why he was asking so I asked for clarification and got this response: “Just discussing Social Networking it would help to know why you use it and what you get from it”. “Social Networking” is […]

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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. […]