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Devac  ·  434 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 8, 2017


Yup. That's all mine now! Now, all I have to do is to figure out how to play the drums. It's also a sweet thing that I paid for it by setting up (or rather repairing/rebuilding) a network for some accounting office a short bike ride away from my house. Almost a whole week of working evenings or nights, but it's worth it. Even paid for my (apparently needed) glasses and substantially added to my yet-to-take CCNA exam expense.


I lost. That's 7.5 out of 9 if I counted it correctly. It's not a bad game. Just a simple case of being bested. Still, in a tournament that's 11 rounds long, I think that I'm one point away from beating my personal best.


What would be your reaction if I were to correct your maths? Not something like calculating the tip at a restaurant, but while solving some differential equations or a bitchin' integral that you have to write sideways just to fit in your notebook. Your typical QFT problem. I now can see four basic options:

1. "I don't see it, explain how." (or "explain it to the class")

2. "Oh, right. Thanks!"

3. "Nuh-uh! Mathematica said so!"


That shitshow continued for almost six minutes! I literally got bored with guy's outrage and went on ignoring it after the minute mark, looking at the clock from time to time. Now I'm almost curious enough to try and find out why so many people are hostile toward me or outright snap.

It's my dashing good looks, isn't it? :P


I'm done with making slides and preliminary timing! Tomorrow it's going to be rehearsed with one of the post-docs and should be ready barring some general corrections it should be close to a final version. This time around I decided to talk about various ways we can deal with recursion. If the worst thing I had to deal with is "too many examples to choose from", then I either have too low standards or a great topic. Possibly both.