Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Feb 2002, 12:14 p.m.

Tell ya what, I'll give you the rundown on my…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Tell ya what, I'll give you the rundown on my recent academic triumphs.

Linguistics: I've been getting very good scores on the past few assignments. Some of this is me and some of this is due to Adam's gracious acquiescence to his role as Sumana's Linguistics Homework Checker. This week I didn't get the assignment done in time to have him look it over, so I fear that the era of high marks may soon end. I wonder about the scope of several questions (i.e., how much detail should I provide?), and I worry that my answer to the last question, on morphology, shades into phonology.

Logic: Terrific news: Jade and I got high 90s on the first problem set! *high-five* I'll strive for a similarly spectacular score on this assignment; thank goodness I have all of today to finish it. Even if those guys from my class ask me for assistance as they said they might, teaching them will only fix the logic more firmly in my synapses, so I don't mind.

Yes, Seth already solved my problem #8, but now that I have a strategy it probably won't take long for me to also find the solution. "Long" is "more than thirty minutes of rather intense concentration."

Music: I must compose two short original melodies for tomorrow's session. I figure it's probably legal to listen to Tchaikovsky for ideas, as I am now. I'm thinking that one melody will be some pretty Nutcracker-inspired tune, and that the other will be my attempt to get the riff from the As If TV ads out of my head. Or maybe one of them will attempt to beautify a modem handshake.

Now, back to my regularly scheduled logic assignment.