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Happy birthday moonglade_swan! I miss you!


I was reading about blood types on Wikipedia because a group of us were talking about that during lunch today. As we all know so well, I tend to Wiki-hop. While I was doing so, I found Kepler College: "the only college in the western hemisphere authorized to issue BA, AA and MA degrees in Astrological Studies".

[blink] Oh my.

Also, I met with Dr. L this morning to talk about my paper. She said it was good, but I needed to refine my mathematical writing more. Or something like that. She also taught me how to type mathematical symbols in Word. Yay! We couldn't download the fonts to my pen drive, but I can probably download those myself.

We got locked out of our multivariable classroom today. Nobody has any idea how it happened, least of all Dr. T, who taught in there just an hour before. We stood outside the door for fifteen minutes until someone found a key to the room.

This Weekend--To Do:
1. Multivariable Problem Set #2
2. Linear Algebra Project
3. Revise FYS Paper
4. Study for French test
5. Laundry
6. FYS reading
7. Catch up on all the homework I didn't do earlier

Edit: Even though I don't celebrate Valentine's Day [political correctness can bite me; I've read two rants about it today alone], you're always free to go here to get svmadelyn's e-mail address and play the "say nice things about me for Valentine's Day even though I don't celebrate" game. Happy 10 February!

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sushimustwrite
Feb. 11th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
I went to the observatory open house tonight. Does that count? [waits for "no"]
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sushimustwrite
Feb. 11th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
It was the observatory on campus! I have the cookies to prove it!
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sushimustwrite
Feb. 11th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
I do get off campus! Arielle the astrophysics major convinced me to go, claiming that they were fun with the speaker and the planetarium show. It wasn't that bad, really.
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fountainpenn86
Feb. 11th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
I've been to Olympic park. If I remember right, it rained the whole time we were there.
sharnjilraedan
Feb. 10th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
You should learn how to use LaTeX. Will make writing anything in mathematical terms a thousand times easier. And it's nice, because it auto-centres, enumerates, itemizes, and references items in *snap*. Granted, it's a markup language (Most of the time. I use a client, TexnicCentre, which allows me to write it as a markup language, but there are clients that'll type it up by you clicking buttons, and typing normally), but it's a lot nicer, and ... looks pretty.
sushimustwrite
Feb. 11th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
I keep telling myself that I will, but now I don't have much of an excuse. I actually tried to figure out how to install it after reading this comment, but I still can't figure it out.
sharnjilraedan
Feb. 11th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Ok, here we go. Complete instructions.


1 - Go Here and find a mirror close to you. This will download the installer.

2 - When downloaded, go and click "Download Only" in the install options. Pick your choice (I recommend Large. Total's ok, but not so necessary. Large contains bibtex, and all the important things).

3 - Pick a CTAN mirror near you, and go and download (Pick a temp folder that's easy for you to remember. As well, when you're done downloading these files, you can delete it). This may take a while.

4 - When it's done, re-run the installer you downloaded in step 1. Then you pick install.

5 - While it's installing, feel free to download a LaTeX editor. I use TexnicCenter, which is found at that link. It requires using a markup language, so I may suggest looking for a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) LaTeX editor. If you do go for texniccenter, feel free to email(add me to AIM, or MSN) and ask for help. I can give you example documents, et al.

That should be it, m'dear.
moonglade_swan
Feb. 11th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Yay! Birthday! I miss you too!
dawgfan527
Feb. 11th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
Good!
Good for you for going to talk to your prof. That really is the key in some situations, and I would think especially important at a smaller school like Agnes Scott where it's important to form relationships with your teahers. I was telling my friend last night that one of my best English profs. in college gave me a B on my first paper, which, honestly, I just wasn't used to. She said that my examples were good, but that I didn't have enough of a foundation, and my style was a little sloppy when compared to the "level of my ideas." So, I worked harder to clean up my second paper, and I went to see her in her office along the way to see how it was going. And I did get an A on the second paper, so sometimes, I think it is just learning that teacher's expectations. :) That skill definitely carries over into life, when you have to learn your boss's expectations.
I'll see you this Sunday:)
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