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Devac  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Back at uni! Still feeling a tad tired, but it's manageable. This semester is the lightest I had so far, two and a half weekdays I planned to dedicate to LaTeXifying my theses are free; most of my current coursework comes from the chemistry department anyway.

I had to take over TAing a class in the middle of it because my friend had to take care of some urgent matters. It was Physics IV, which is one of those odd combination courses that I hated where you mix intros to Classical Electrodynamics (mostly formal treatment of optics), Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics, and sincerely hope that students won't get too confused. I have no idea how well or bad it went, hopefully, it wasn't too apparent that it was a swap for someone with less than five minutes of prep. I don't think I blew my first class, which is somewhat successful on its own. Dunno if there's going to be any backlash for either of us, but it seems unlikely.

That said, goodness gracious, it was stressful as all hell. At this point, I don't believe people ever truly get through their problems with public speaking. It simply becomes a bit easier to hide them each time you go out there.

Also, my flatmate got some major brownie points from his boss for bringing up the holes in the code stuff I talked about last week. Good for him, at least someone gets to advance around here.