Sunday, April 29, 2007

Wicked

Wicked was wicked good.

More tomorrow.

Comic Sunday

No, I haven't actually seen the newest Doctor Who episode. Or the Shakespeare Code episode yet either. I know. I'm a bad bad geek.

Friday, April 27, 2007

What the hell is wrong with people?

Bomb found at the Austin Women's Health center.

What the hell is wrong with people? How does killing people make you pro-life? Really, I'd like to know?

Growing up I was always told how lucky I was to be a woman in the 20th-21st century. All the gains our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers won for us, and its all slipping away like so many grains of sand.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Love/Hate

What I love:

Having a Professor extend the paper due date almost a week.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you....

What I hate:

People that don't understand what "no ad hominem attack" means when giving an oral critique.

Bite me, I was so freaking sweet and up-beat on yours.

What I love:

The random profesor standing behind me at Starbucks that brought my cup of hot tea for me when I realized my wallet was at home and all I hate was 70 cents.

The tea was only 1.10 but it was such a nice thing to do.

What I hate:

People who say things like "I'm so freaked out by all these Asian guys on campus. One of them could kill us!" Especially when its said by a blond still wearing pajamas.

What I Hate:

My check engine light.

What I love:

My cats being cuddly when mama comes home drenched, nurses a cold, and tired.

Monday, April 23, 2007

End of semester looming

I so do not have the time to be sick right now, but my body seems to have other ideas. Two weeks of classes before finals (only two this semster). In the mean time I have a eight page paper, a 4000 word paper, and a 2400 word paper . Due the 1st, 3rd, and the 4th respectively.

And tickets to see Wicked on Sunday.

Yuck.

Also just for kicks:
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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sunday Comic


Hey it is technically Sunday now.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Digital Ownership (or I don’t think I gave you permission)

The rough of my 'big' research paper was due yesterday and as I had the opinion of emailing it to the professor, I did just that. Now before I go on, I need to explain that part of the class grade is also given for critiquing one of our classmates papers. Still that knowledge did not prepare me to receive a classmate's paper as an email attachment

Only it wasn't just a email attachment. The professor had forwarded my classmates email to him to me. So now not only do I have a digital copy of her paper, a word document no less, my classmates email address, but I also know the exact time she emailed the professor along with the text of her email to him.

Momentarily I was distracted by the paper itself (the phrase 'It has long been know,' made a appearance, and spell-check doesn't appear to exist on her computer) and the fact I had roughly 24hrs to write a critique and prepare an oral. Therefore, it wasn't until I was going to bed that it hit me, that if I now possessed a word document of someone's paper, along with their email then someone out there had my paper and email.

It unnerved me more than a little bit.

I hate to even think that one of my classmates would sell a classmates paper or plagiarize it, but it is unfortunately something that goes on. I'm not only worried about my paper but my classmates.

Part of me is sure I'm over reacting, but another part of me wants to bring this up to the Professor.

As far as I'm concerned I had ownership digital or otherwise to that paper –rough draft or not. I emailed the paper to my Professor, I gave my permission for him to posses a digital copy of my paper, no one else.

Is this something I should bring up to the Professor or should I just keep my mouth shut? Would you want your student bringing something like this that unnerves them to your attention?

I'm really at a loss what to do.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I've got a ticket to ride

I have my ticket to Ireland and I found my passport with my really really old photo. (No you can't see it.)

End of semester crunch time means less time to blog, but don't worry I'm not dead.

RIP Kurt Vonnegut.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Zombie Jesus Day (Easter)/Comic Sunday

May you have a wonderful day no matter what your faith.



For the medievalist reader check out Quod She's fansinating post about teaching the York "Crucifixion" play from the York Corpus Christi play cycle.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Yes it is still plagiarism

Dear fellow undergrads,

I'm very glad you have the Google-fu to find my posts on the Wife of Bath, Lanval, and others. Your ability to use a simple search engine cofounds us all.

Just one little thing?

If you copy one of my posts and turn it into your Professor there is a good chance they will be able to find the entry as easily as you did.

In other words: DON'T STEAL. If you want to cite my blog; go here.

No love,

History Geek

I had a professor today email me to let me know that one of his students had turned in my post on Hamlet as their response paper. I'm not sure whether I'm flattered or ticked off. I think I'll settle for a bit of both.

Ugh

Nothing like a speeding ticket to start the day off right.

At least all my financial aid is finally done.

Now to find a good price on a flight to Dublin.