A hectic week - it’s a challenge, keeping so many plates spinning at the same time. I was involved with some learning space design planning for a new building that will start construction soon. It’s great to see what we’ve learned at the TI being applied to new spaces across campus.
Some really good discussions with supervisors and other students about revising the plan, and starting prep for candidacy. I’m excited about jumping back in, and hoping I can contribute.
- Harris, R. (2008). The Happiness Trap. I’m not a fan of self-help books, but this came highly recommended.
- Marc Parry, in The Chronicle. The New PhD
- Walking Eagle News: ‘Giving up’: Woman who’s probably never met Indigenous person won’t support cause after inconvenience
- Murphy-Hill, E., Zimmermann, T., & Nagappan, N. (2014). Cowboys, ankle sprains, and keepers of quality: How is video game development different from software development?. In Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (pp. 1-11). https://dl-acm-org.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/doi/abs/10.1145/2568225.2568226
- Playing around with Terragen 4 - like Bryce, without the awesome UI. Doesn’t seem to let you paint texture maps to generate terrain, though…
- I’ve had this laptop for a couple of months now, and it’d be really nice if
photolibrarydwould stop sucking up battery and cpu by running in the background constantly. If I kill the process, it gives up for awhile before coming back. And I hope I’m not corrupting any data by killing it as needed… I don’t care if it runs constantly while I’m plugged in, but it can’t be draining 50% of my battery while I’m unplugged.
🗓️ Focus for next week
- Adjudication for the University of Calgary Teaching Awards
- Kickoff meeting for a new webconferencing platform for campus use
- Kickoff meeting for a task force to develop a new degree program
- D2L Fusion conference steering committee
- Learning Technologies Advisory Committee planning session
- Lots of other meetings
- Prepare PhD candidacy plan for discussion with supervisors