Education Programming Reflections


How do you define progress? As a grad student, the weeks I spend reading papers and thinking don’t feel like progress – it’s the week, or day, or hour, when things start to come together that does. In going back to training, it’s not the gradual improvements in fitness and energy. It’s when I can […]

Education Reflections Social Networking Thesis

The Trade-off Between Useful and Interesting

I don’t think I’m cut out for graduate school. I say this as someone who just spent half an hour hiding in the bathroom in tears, so take what follows with a pinch of salt. I’m not giving up quite yet. Today, my supervisor told me my work made no contribution. I admit, that I […]

Organization Reflections

Scheduling at 80% of Capacity

Lately, things have been somewhat chaotic. I don’t like it. It makes me stressed, overwhelmed, and unproductive. On Saturday, Treena and I headed out of town for breakfast and a chat. We caught up, and I was talking about how I had just hit this point where I was so overwhelmed I was having a […]