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What happened to the Brandeis network? When will it be back up?

And does anyone have a backup of the BNC anywhere?

Web design

Jul. 13th, 2006 01:03 pm
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The ESP website is working and is in usability tests. This is good. I can sleep more than five hours a night. In fact, last night I slept 8. I believe J slept 12 after falling asleep typing in a chair. I feel much better, but I'm physically exhausted. My upper body hurts like I've run a marathon with it. Luckily, no RSI for me this time. I was going to stop the moment my wrists started hurting but that moment never came. I've also figured out a way that I can get Brandeis independent study credit for the last two weeks. If I've ever learned anything about interface design at a professional level - this is it. Yesterday I was in an actual human-subject, cameras and everything usability lab where people were testing our code. It's amazing and very enlightening to watch people use the interface you designed. You get very... umm.. involved. Or that just may have been us.


Apr. 28th, 2006 03:38 pm
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My server keeps going down and I don't know why. Every once and a while, the server will just randomly stop running certain programs. For example, once I was coding and I couldn't run emacs - it would just keep seg faulting. Mainly sshd and the django server go down. The main problem with this is it takes me at least 3 hours to go to Brandeis where the server is and restart the damn thing so I can work.

Django is a wonderful platform a lot like rails for python. I can't imagine it's doing this to me... but then what is? I've watched the process happen from the box - it doesn't seem like any system resources are being maxed out when it happens.



Dec. 2nd, 2005 01:29 pm
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In class today I kept refering to the "Course six office". It took me about two references before I understood why I was getting blank stares.


Nov. 9th, 2005 11:15 am
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Please tell me why it takes over a half hour to pre-reg for classes when you:

1) Already know which classes you're taking.
2) Are done with your class requirement anyways.

*sigh* This has to be one of the worst systems existing.


Sep. 1st, 2005 10:42 am
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Brandeis paid me!
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The Operating System class I planned to take appears to have been replaced by the Brandeis equivelant of 6.033. I took it once. I actually liked it but I don't plan on taking it again. The only other systems class ends so late at night that I would have to take the late late train back two days a week. That would completely sap any motivation or will-to-be-a-grad-student that I have left. So I can't finish my systems requirement this term. Oh well.

I guess it's.... (drumroll)... Thesis proposal time? Well, hopefully.
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I just got an email asking if I could TA computational biology. Me? Biology? That's funny. I told them "Goodness no!" which is a nice way of saying "Hell no".

I'll tell you one thing. I *won't* TA a class that would have such a steep learning curve for me. I realize that in a small department, you sometimes need to learn the subject and then TA it. But it's unfair to me and unfair to the students. I won't be able to get much of my own research accomplished and I won't be able to answer student's questions.

I think I'm getting to the "No" stage with Brandeis. If they ask for something completely unrealistic, I'll just say "No."

But on another level this is really funny. Me - TAing Computational Biology.


Aug. 2nd, 2005 07:19 pm
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I didn't post about it here, but Brandeis forgot to pay me again. As this was the second pay cycle they missed, I called and asked. After getting transfered to about 5 people I actually got an answer. Oops, they misplaced a form. Oh! Here it is. This'll go through on Monday.

Score. I had been so stressed that I would be spending days arguing that I actually did work at Brandeis over the summer. It turns out to be a stupid mistake. :) Never attribute to malice what you can attribute to stupidity.



Jul. 5th, 2005 01:36 pm
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I'm fed up with the Brandeis library. They say I have a book overdue. I'm almost certain I returned the book (I have more place to look). But if they lose a book that I was the last person to take out, I'm responsible. This seems very arrogant on their part. I don't know of a library which has never lost a book.

Ok. So it might be sitting on my desk. In which case I should be able to renew it. But you can only renew books using a pin number which is assigned to you but never told to you. If you want to know your pin number, you must go to the library and give them a picture ID. You can't renew over the phone.

What the heck?


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