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yljatlhQo'! QIch lo'laltbebej!
Slight incidence of productivity, results inconclusive
I managed to bang on my data conversion code for a few hours today and made some progress with that (Yep, I actually have to go check where I stopped at: ah yes, we are writing out the header but no data, probably due to a faulty search...), solved a few customer problems here in the NOC, and then dived back into the online class (BBST) I'm in his month. And got zero Japanese studied for tonight's session (that's three weeks of no progress there? Shimata!).

Although my marks and feedback so far are fine in class, I feel quite overwhelmed and am fighting an instinct to flee**. Some of this is the tired, but that can't be eliminated from the situation. I may be de jure qualified to take the course (I think) but I'm quickly remembering how much I suck at college. Having a bunch of new terms and new definitions hurled at me last week which aren't making any deep impression is not making me feel any better and the amount of work to be done is daunting. The exam questions are available and we are encouraged to practice answering them and critique each others' answers! As fond as I am of this seemingly novel idea ... it just means I'm reading over several different phrasings of the exact same answers, and should probably write my own. And of course there is a group project, a report. The course content is certainly interesting and I think I'll learn (have learned) from the lecture videos and reading assignments. I'm much less certain about how much I'll be able to complete. This is not quite my first graduate level course, but I didn't do at well in that one, nor have I been in school in a few years. I'm afraid this course is not the best way for me to wade back in. To further abuse that device, it's more like being thrown into a pool and becoming afraid of the water (again)***.

** The last time this happened was not coincidentially the last time I was enrolled in a college class. It went poorly somewhere in the middle and only through the efforts of sotto_voce and the professor did I stay in the stupid class, which was not worth the time, money, or tears****.

*** Possibly non-fiction. Officially water and I have detente, a mutual non-aggression pact.
**** Mine, non-fiction. The professor's tears would have been for his sick wife.

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sotto_voce From: sotto_voce Date: January 19th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay - help me out. Is the class subject computers or Japanese?

Re: the corset question you emailed me about - probably several. Just remind me to help try things on. Will she be over Tuesday night?
faire_raven From: faire_raven Date: January 19th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
We were planning on being at my house this week, but we could postpone the idea til next when I'll be over in Alpharetta.
adric From: adric Date: January 19th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

For the benefit of the audience?

Both, unfortunately

BBST online=> http://training.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/bbst

Japanese is self-study that I've been working at for some time, but recently I convinced a local fellow otaku to formalize a bit .. and I haven't followed through much.
2redpath5 From: 2redpath5 Date: January 19th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on working on school, my dear.
I know you can do it. I also know it is a shitload of work.
I couldn't ever do 'online'. I need the discipline of being in a classroom, to help manage my time and hearing it taught is always helpful to me.
I'm wishing you the best of luck.
Sorry, I can't help you with anything you are learning.
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