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These past few weeks have been insanely busy for me. I alluded to this two weeks ago with my post on how blogging is hard. Obviously, it’s not too hard and you certainly don’t need any credentials to do it (otherwise I’d be screwed) but it is time consuming. And right now, time is one form of currency that I am severely lacking. I managed another proposal submission, which should be my last one for a few months. In addition to that, I was lacking in my classroom preparation and it certainly showed. Plus, I’ve started to take delivery of my equipment for my lab which is very cool but another thing to coordinate. Also, my group is a little bit bigger (one PhD student, one MS student, and now one undergrad). On top of all of that, I’ve had the obligatory “new faculty” events to attend, which is an…

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Last week, I started a topic on my Fantasy Curriculum (thanks for the title Fluxor!). I was going to finish that on my own blog,┬ábut I’m in the middle of packing for an international move and actually move in a few days, so I’m somewhat strapped for time. I will be picking that up this weekend when I’m back in the US. In the meantime, in addition to packing and preparing for the move, I’ve also had to do work for my new position. While it hasn’t been much, I have agreed to do and have done things (committees and such) for the new position even though I don’t officially start for a few more months. This brings up a few important questions. Should someone perform tasks for their new position even though they haven’t officially started? If so, where does one draw the line? I’m pretty sure this a…

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