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Last-Minute Panic - Accretions

Fata Morgana
2005-12-12 15:21
Last-Minute Panic
academics, comic, personal
It's an odd yet familiar ritual that I find myself living over and over again. Hunched over my laptop, I'm still in my pajamas at 3 p.m., and have only imbibed hot cocoa and tea since waking up from my nap after a near-all-nighter of working. Heavily-marked papers, additional laptops, and other research detritus are strewn all around me. It's a scene that I recreate whenever final papers or research publications are due. No matter how much preparation I do beforehand (and in this case, I've been working diligently all semester), it always comes down to this: the last few hours of mad typing, pumped by sugary drinks, hunger, and adrenaline. Bill Watterson hit it on the head:

But it's shaping up nicely, and it will all be over soon ...
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2005-12-13 19:18 (UTC)
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Yeah, tell me about it. Final paper, due. Real soon now. Theoretically, originally, tomorrow. Automatic extension till Monday, but I leave on Thursday and there ain't no work going to happen after that.

So, yes. How does "Theories of self in affective computing" strike you? That's what happens when social theory runs smack into information science, bang.

Oh, and there's a DIS deadline tomorrow. That I need like a hole in the head too.

Good luck. Remember that food is a substitute for sleep, and coffee and tea a substitute for both.
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