"Screwing around with code" == "Working to make the system more efficient with new features. Removing that bug that kept annoying you."

Here's to 20 years of screwing around with code. Also 21 years of using R...

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Studies show millennials are much more likely to be between the ages of 22 and 37

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This putting off marking for one task is not working... Its been three weeks since I started, it should be 4 hours

Still marking but today started seeing the end. Down to 30 reports and two documents... Soon the for research and programming

As an update, the exam papers are marked, one assignment down but the others dragging...

Still at least my view is now

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IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics now has a newsletter

The first issue of the twice-yearly newsletter from the International Mathematical Union Committee for Women in Mathematics has been published. It contains an interview with Marie-Francoise Roy, news, upcoming events and a book announcement (World Women in Mathematics 2018). Download a copy of the CWM Newsletter here. aperiodical.com/2019/04/imu-co

So its mid semester break and all I have to do is mark about 400 exam papers, 100 reports (from two courses), write class examples and solutions for another, do the data analysis for a paper on not giving students what they want and recode two modules.

Yeah "break"...

I have been accused of Bayesian interpretation...

Today I was giving back the assignments to the lecturer and sending my TeX so solutions could be completed...

Lecturer: What is this "pmatrix"?
Me: Oh that is in amsmath, it does a matrix with round brackets.
Lecturer: WHAT??!!! I have been doing that manually like a child!

Should I point out the wikibook with all my cheats?

Do numbers like $12=3\times 4$ and $56=7×8$ have a name? Are there any more?

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cats love boxes

The Gramm-Schmit process.... Exactly what you think you do to turn a basis into an orthonormal basis.

I am starting to think the organisation of academics is fine, its the professional staff that are disorganised...

Case in point UQ's Office move. Supposed to get an e-mail on Monday. and move on Tuesday... Still waiting for that e-mail.

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Look, OK, you can't start Christmas festivities in early November because if you do that then Christmas lasts two months. That's a sixth of the time. Any given day is more likely to be Christmas than Wednesday. That's not special.

This value is the proportion of generalists in the population when the species first started

(that being a negative proportion)

For every zero decade or at zero decade, there's a decrease of 0.9651161 for the proportion of generalist species

$B_j=0$

oh come on!

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