Category Archives: A University

Part II: (Refuse to go a) student-ing

Today I learned that I now hate homework with a burning fiery passion (that I didn’t know I had inside me). There comes a point, working on a homework problem, when I judge I’ve little more to gain from continuing … Continue reading

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Student-ing

It’s the first week of the new semester. Today I went to 3 classes, and somehow the effect was painfully oppressive. Now granted, three classes is a lot for one day – especially the extra-long T-Th classes. Last spring I … Continue reading

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the grad school manifesto

I’ve come again to the point of beyond caring. Fine, Whatever, skip it. I kind of like being here. Clearly, I am not going to make this work the ordinary way. I can’t catch the bus or legally park my car, I … Continue reading

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“A Real Mathematician”

(For mysterious reasons, I am posting this about 2 months after it was written… But the fundamental sentiment hasn’t changed. <=) I have passed my last qualifying exam. I might be a real mathematician!! What is that: a real, live … Continue reading

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Tuesday Afternoon, Dead Week

Around 6pm, I found myself in the basement of the Materials and Electrical Engineering building, ostensibly in pursuit of a blueberry muffin. More realistically, I think, in pursuit of my sanity, which I seem to have misplaced. There are, in … Continue reading

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What’s happening on campus today?

Half the campus has gone home for Easter. Things feel strangely deserted. But over on the Engineering Mall, there’s something along the lines of a mass execution in Nerf Wars going on. Various bright orange accessories, a couple of kilts, lots of … Continue reading

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observations on life

Today I went to a “Colloquium talk” and it did not go entirely over my head from the first sentence. It was awesome! In fact, it managed to use nearly every new mathematical word I have learned (or heard so … Continue reading

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February slump

I appear to be in a slump. I would like to blame it on February, which has not historically been my month… but see, now it’s March. I would also like to blame it on the fact that I have … Continue reading

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