Entry 066 for Thursday June 18, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Early morning 5am to crank through updates to a TC1028 refresh and adjust to a 5 week summer schedule (usually 10 week course); recorded and released the day’s #LinuxTips about backups with rsnapshop; meeting with department chair to go over plan of classes for next semester and advice on how/when to take holidays; #educoffee with Jorge and Miguel; meeting with Roberto to finalize plans for the remaining weeks of #TI4022; another webinar for Tec de Monterrey EIC, this one showing off three tools, I recorded quick video intros to share to them as well as live demo/practice in the webinar: Trello, Slack and Google Meet ; #eduwine with my friend Miguel.
  2. What did you enjoy? That first edition of #eduwine (I don’t think I will schedule these, just spur of the moment). Maybe when up for it, I can just spam it out on social media and see which of my regular #educoffee friends join.
  3. What did you find difficult? This rush to rework courses when we are in crunch busy mode is frustrating. The deadline was supposedly Monday, so I did what I could then left it alone as I thought that was it. Deadline. Email comes in late Wednesday (saw it Thursday at 4:30am when I woke up) asking if we could finish it Thursday. So I did but would have been less stressful working on that since Tuesday. Communication breakdown and partly my fault there.
  4. What has changed? Still adjusting to the semester over and planning mode over summer. This shorter summer period created by a later start to the spring semester adjusts everything. I will be teaching summer class (TC1028) and that basically consumes the weeks between spring semester and the upcoming fall semester.

Featured Image Credit

Glass of wine on the rail of a deck with a nice view of nature below.
“Wine Tasting with a View” flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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  • 💬 Luis Fernando Meza

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