kutsuwamushi: from a Married to the Sea Comic (edumacation)
Yesterday, I put my thumb drive through the wash.

This thumb drive is VERY IMPORTANT. It has all of my research on it--well, except that which was lost to technical difficulties earlier in the semester. (That's its own story.) I literally would not be able to complete my VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT without he data on it.

I used "would", not "will," because

a) I backed it up two weeks ago. I would have lost some, but not all, of my work.

b) Somehow it survived being put through both the washer and the dryer and is WORKING FINE.

Let this be a lesson to you all. BACK UP YOUR DATA. MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS. And don't put your thumb drives in your pockets.
kutsuwamushi: from a Married to the Sea Comic (edumacation)
Things I have to do by the eleventh:

- Revise a ten-page paper on, of all things, the mathematics of Keplerian planetary motion.
- Write a five-page paper on Michif
- Write a six-page paper on, ummm, probably Proto-Mayan
- Create a thankfully short annotated bibliography on, umm, probably creole formation

And the biggest, scariest of all: Write a paper that pulls together the research I've been doing for the past two months. I am in the library right now not working on it. Two months is not enough; hopefully my professor will say, "hey, you have a preliminary paper for the research you'll be doing next semester" rather than "hey, YOU FAIL."

I also have to study for three finals, and I'm sure I'll have a few minor assignments in there as well.

On the plus side, I got invited to take a class in Optimality Theory next semester, which should be interesting. I don't know what I think of Optimality Theory--parts of it simply don't mesh all that well with observed phenomena. But, I don't know enough about it to know what that's a fatal flaw, or just something that needs to be worked on. Regardless of what my opinion turns out to be, I think it's important to have a good understanding of it. So that's kind of exciting, especially the part about being invited to take the class.

So, I should be very busy. Right now. Why am I updating LJ.

Math fail.

Jun. 22nd, 2009 12:08 am
kutsuwamushi: from a Married to the Sea Comic (edumacation)
Hi everyone,
I hope you are studying very hard right now.


Yes. Very hard. I am definitely not reading MetaFilter or updating DW.

I realize that I gave you wrong formula for the curvature in class.

Uh-oh.

[Cut for math stuff I'm not sure I understand, explaining the difference between the formulas for curvature, which you use when your parameter is what.]

Answer for finding curvature could be wrong on the quiz and practice 1&2.
Second one is right.(You do not worry about it).

Is that a command or a description, because I DO WORRY ABOUT IT. You can't tell me I don't worry about it! I WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY STUFF THAT DOESN'T MATTER.

Have a good weekend.......

NO. >:( I REFUSE. I'm going to prepare my reference card and I'm going to be fucking miserable doing it because there is an EXAM ON MONDAY MORNING and THE MINI-SERIES ABOUT THE MOON SPIRALING INTO THE EARTH WAS AWESOME*, BUT THERE WON'T BE MORE UNTIL NEXT WEEK.

* And by awesome, I mean that the 19km asteroid that impacted the moon (on the side facing the Earth) was in fact a fragment of a BROWN DWARF and increased the mass of the moon to TWICE THAT OF THE EARTH and caused CRAZY ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENA like FLYING TRAINS and MORE SAD PIANO MUSIC.
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