Archive for February, 2008

Moving House

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

It’s time for me to pick up stakes and mosey along to a new URL for my blog and a new blogging identity. This blog is now closed — an archive and not an abode.
Thanks for all the memories!

Oh, Goodie!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

My Forecastfox just raised a pop-up to alert me that the temperature’s risen to a balmy -18 Celsius.
Let’s just say that they don’t call our break week in February “Spring Break” for a very good reason. Brr!

XKCD Strikes Again

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

‘Cause, after all, what’s more satisfying? Sleep or online flame wars?
Wait, don’t answer that!
More great insights from xkcd: How It Works (Gender and Math)
Trebuchet (or Auto-Targeting Lasers)
Real Programmers Use. . . .

Pleasures of Academe

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

A quiet day in the office enabled me to get ahead on my marking and enjoy a lunch date with a new colleague. I even had the leisure to track down another useful article for background to use in the expansion of last fall’s conference paper into a full-fledged article. Yes, February break has arrived!

Rec: PHD Comics

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I’ve been grading a stack of assignments that range from the near-sublime to the nearly ridiculous. I have to say that today’s PHD Comics: You know you’ve been grading too long when… sadly captures the feeling of someone who’s been grading!

You’re a Teacher? Part-time!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Ah, Indiana Jones is back at it. The trailer for the new movie’s out: see for yourself.

Taking the Good

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I got some rather lovely news at work this week. This is great because otherwise I’ve been:

nursing a nasty cold that involves constant post-nasal drip
dealing with new snow and old snow (courtesy of Canada Post deciding to shovel it from in front of the mailbox to in front of our driveway — breaking by-laws merrily […]

No Longer Pending Approval

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Heard from one of the editors of the anthology to which I submitted an article in December. They’re both quite happy with it as they mark up for the minor changes needed. Hooray! That’s a relief because even though they’d approved the proposal and seemed interested in the chapter draft, I know that’s only the […]

Feste Lente

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Make haste slowly — it’s good advice.
Our U is growing — offering more and fuller programs at a new (to us) location. The road to that hasn’t been easy — some administrators hoped to fast-track this. I have to admit that I was one of the ones pulling the brakes, not because I don’t want […]

What Time of Day Are You?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

This amuses me, mostly because my schedule usually gets a great deal more complicated around 3:15 in the afternoon.