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Print Story Benedicite, omnia opera
Working life
By gzt (Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 12:01:22 PM EST) gzt, shower length, school, chess, opera, handel (all tags)
means "Bless all the operas".


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Print Story in all day training
By gzt (Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 12:15:32 PM EST) gzt, recursion, chess, visits, test, tex, latex (all tags)
for our new tool for doing AAP. there will be a bit of hassle in getting things set up for the transition, i don't think we explicitly considered the time investment it would take the team to transition the data management blah blah blah. by "we" i mean management, by "the team" i mean "gzt".

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Print Story dear loop: please work
By gzt (Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 12:35:57 PM EST) gzt, chess, suspense, gatsby, jimmy carter, george bush, c, dune, squats (all tags)
Also, shouldn't this round down to 0 instead of turning into NaN?

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Print Story the list of crap I need to get better at.
By gzt (Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 11:06:17 AM EST) gzt, programming, chess, blitz, pascha, meat, mexican, carne asada (all tags)
So I was thinking about what my current station in life seems to demand I get better at, in terms of programming (which I'm not all that good at or experienced with, anyway).

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Print Story that was terrible
By gzt (Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 10:56:03 AM EST) gzt, matlab, nap, chess, waiting (all tags)
I just lost it all at the chess game yesterday.

The rest of the content is much like all the other content I have been producing lately.

Executive summary: tired, doing work for classes, played chess poorly, waiting for responses. Very quotidian.

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Star Wars
By gzt (Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 10:41:05 AM EST) gzt, chess, repair, burritos, games (all tags)
We started watching Sherlock. Really enjoyed it.

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Puzzles & Riddles
By gzt (Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 11:14:00 AM EST) gzt, winner, chess, hobbit, numerical analysis, phd, grad student, notre dame (all tags)
Heard back from Notre Dame's program, got in, have the first year off from teaching duties, decent support package. Though, frankly, the more I looked at the program during the applications, the more "only okay" it seemed. I'll see if it looks better on the visit, because it still looks like a good program. However, it's small and it's relatively new.

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Religion & Philosophy
By gzt (Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 10:17:25 AM EST) gzt, chess, statistics, hahvahd, hobbit (all tags)
less nervous energy today, which is good.

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Logic & Maths
By gzt (Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 10:45:21 AM EST) gzt, super bowl, math, chess, waiting (all tags)
I accidentally navigated away.

Still no word from people. Whatevs. Not going to go too crazy. Mid-Feb is the rule for most of them, esp. the state schools, as some of them have a school-wide fellowship competition that gets results in mid-Feb, so they only get back to the very top of the pile who they would fund regardless of how many people get funding from outside the department. At least, that's what I presume based on discussions and what I read on their sites, and I infer that based on the trickle of results as well. My credentials are good, but my relatively low GPA doesn't put me in competition for that level of funding.

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Print Story The days are turning nerve-wracking
By gzt (Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 02:23:24 PM EST) gzt, sigh, chess, bs, escape (all tags)
A trickle is coming out of the schools I applied to, but no word yet. It seems they work through the submissions, perhaps, before sending out all the acceptances, and my record, though good, isn't good enough to be in the very first pile of unconditional admits.

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