Thursday, July 22, 2004

Back in QC we had prep


for three hours a day on average. plus school for six hours a day. five days a week.

at Howard i think time management meant meet the deadlines, which meant work/study twelve hours a day, five days a week.

now i don't have a schedule.
i'm sure i work sometimes, but don't i need a fixed prep time?
like two hours for studying and summarizing papers, and two hours for other related things - doing math, looking for new papers, writing a quick program, meeting to work out a problem, doing research.

and when i've done these four hours i can be free to play or whatever without feeling guilty. no guilt. that sounds like a good reward.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

It's still July


this month:
i went to a Naija thanksgiving party with my dear Chinwe K.
visited the Getty Center (in Los Angeles, CA) with my dear Jessica F.
went to my first out-of-town conference
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIAM, in Portland, OR)
did Doylefest
...i'm having great fun.

i also picked up L. Carleson and T.W. Gamelin's "Complex Dynamics" from the Millikan library.
I used to be so utterly unafraid of Math.
Ah to be young and oblivious.
But I am young.
Considering I've only lived about 20% of my life
(assuming a span of 120 years, and why not?)

Friday, July 02, 2004

It's July


and I just started an African Literature Webgroup. I did some of the web design today. I have to set up forms on the site and publicize. It's at

I haven't touched complex analysis in days.