March 13th, 2009

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Things My Head Is Full Of for $400, Alex

- .NET and C#. This week I had an all-week, all-day class on "Mastering the .NET Framework with C#". It was a tremendous amount of information to have to try to process. I'm not sure I'll use everything I learned, or even remember all of it, but I think the information is in the brain somewhere. There's a couple more labs to finish off, so I'll get those done this weekend because otherwise I'll never do them. Future experiences developing code with .NET and C# will hopefully trigger a reaction like "oh yeah, we talked about that in class." But for now, it's still a bit of a massive muddle.

- Massive, unrelenting congestion. This is a leftover from the cold I had a couple weeks ago. The gigantic sinus congestion and hacky cough still linger to this day. Sudafed barely keeps the congestion at bay and if I miss a dose then, hooooo baby, it gets nasty. It might be time to go see the doctor about this one.

- Math contest things. Now that the "math contest season" is winding down, along with my coaching of the middle school team, I'm starting to think about next year. I think I just might run a couple open area-wide contests next school year, so I'm running through the mental thought experiments on how it would work.

- Norwescon. Norwescon is in three weeks! I don't know my full schedule yet, but I should start planning for panels I asked for. This means brushing up on Ancient Computers, Robots, and LOST. I also need to begin the planning and organizational process for the Science Fiction Spelling Bee. Part of this entails asking people who are much wittier than me for contributions to the cause.

- Writing. In all these other activities, writing has not been forsaken. But it has taken a back seat recently. I sent in an entry to the latest Byzarium Flash Fiction Contest, I'm keeping other stories in circulation, and I'm thinking about a homework assignment. I'm also trying to get back to the "revise and submit" of ye olde desk stories that have been lingering around forever. It's time to get those stories out into the world, and let them find their way.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 17:29 and the all-week all-day .NET/C# class is over. Much was learned, or at least stuffed into my brain. #
  • 20:38 done watching SPACE BUDDIES with A. SPACE BUDDIES is not big on scientific consistency. #
  • 20:49 @gregvaneekhout It's what Batman would do. #
  • 21:01 Sinuses on Flame. Not with Rock and Roll. #
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