See Jane Compute

I have a To-Do list that’s longer than my arm.

I have multiple deadlines that are Looming Large this week.

My scholarly materials are due fairly soon, and there are a couple more things that need to be sent out into the Great Reviewing Stream ASAP.

I have about 20 research-related tasks that must be done Right Now.

I have been completely neglecting Mr. Jane. We are not even 2 ships passing in the night….we are 2 ships flying in completely different solar systems.

So what have I spent the last 4 hours doing? Writing a homework assignment. (And actually, much of that was tweaking the assignment details, since I wrote the basic assignment earlier this afternoon.)

In my defense, it’s a brand-new assignment, in a topic area I’m not completely comfortable with, and I needed to do some sanity checking and write the solution to make sure that I was giving them something do-able. But honestly? I could have finished the assignment in maybe 2 hours, tops. I spent way too much time finessing the assignment, for very little gain.

Perhaps it’s time to remind myself that there’s no tenure category for “kick-ass homework assignments”.


  1. #1 D. C. Sessions
    April 15, 2009

    Isn’t queueing theory a CS topic?

  2. #2 Bright Star (B*)
    April 18, 2009

    We’re going up for promotion and tenure at the same time! That’s good for us! I’m rooting for you.

    I have been flipping out regarding the external review process, too. I hope that we both hang in there.

  3. #3 Jane
    April 23, 2009

    b*, I’m rooting for you too! good luck!

    D.C., yes it is, so I guess this means my priority queue is out of whack? :)

  4. #4 bramki obrotowe
    February 9, 2010

    Good luck to you!

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