Friday, July 06, 2007

Tales from the Workplace

  1. Rumor has it that I can have this job again next year if I want it. I do. Let's hope the rumors are correct.

  2. Impressing undergraduates: One of the Popular Girls brought her friend by our office. She looks at the desk next to my computer and asks, in awe, "Is that an iPhone!?" I let her use my iPhone.

  3. Back-to-back logistics trouble: Turns out that the guy speaking tonight is a Nobel Laureate. So we have Nobel Laureates on both Friday and Monday. Means I really need to double check the A/V and make sure everything is set to go in the room.

  4. I need to put a sign on my door that says "Island of Misfit Toys." Because that's the type of people I seem to be drawing to me. Don't fit in? Talk to me.

  5. Current project is a giant optimization problem with insufficient data. Fun, fun, fun. I'm hoping that I'll have enough data by tonight to get started and that if I don't get any results by Sunday that I'll be able to see if some people here can help me get more data early next week.

  6. My parents are coming to visit on Sunday. I'd rather be analyzing my data set.