Thursday, May 11

Damn Kids...

Oh yeah...

Lately I've been beset by Wedding-Palooza 2006, complete with two weddings in which had something resembling a central role, we all know what weddings means don't we people?

The phrase 'time consuming' comes to mind. In all seriousness, I couldn't be happier to be part of the two weddings, and wouldn't have things any other way. But something had to give, yeah you better believe it was uni.

So I'm getting back on deck with uni and that including posting her for the first time in a couple of weeks - although I'm sure no one gives a shit.

I have to say that I am up to date, that is one positive.

I've completed three of the requirements for Stats, including a mid semester exam in which I received a massive wake up call about my choice of calculator for the subject.

As I'm sitting there about to start with this massive button lump of shit calculator that I had snatched off my bosses desk due to the fact that it had a square root button, everyone around my unpacks these 506 button wonder calculators that look like they'd be more at home in a game of laser hunt.

I was suffering severe calculator envy, I actually hid my behemoth calculator from view before the exam started. I was wondering if I should email the lecturer of the course and say:

"Am facing an increased chance of failure due to not having a calculator which will not only calculate the standard deviation of the variable, but also turn on my neighbours living room lights when they arrive home from work?"

Ethics; me and the delightfully up front about being behind Steph delivered a class room discussion about the ethics of world poverty, in which I had to do a little devils advocate work involving prominent ecologist Garrett Hardin, who amongst other things, advocated for letting starving people in an area such as the Sudan die, as it'd be morally wrong to support them beyond their means, only for them to have to support them again later.

Controversial stuff, but with a tute class of 9 people, we actually did pretty well to keep it going. By the way, anyone that claims that tutes are over crowded has obviously never been to a late semester tute, replete with barely more than half a dozen students, one tutor and about 18 empty seats.

There's a few major assignments still to come this month, so don't expect the posting to return to semester dawning proportions, but I'll be posting more... or less.

2 Comments:

Blogger Enny said...

I'm not gonna hold my breath, but I'm hoping for post-fest 2006 during mid-year break...

8:18 PM  
Blogger usch said...

i figure if the maths is too difficult to be completed on the calculator that came inside my mobile phone, i don't need to know about it.

12:21 PM  

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