I’m taking a break from packing up for my trip to Brooklyn this weekend (to see HER), so I thought I’d briefly summarize the past few weeks of my life. I’m sure I’ll forget to include a few things, but here’s the short list of everything I’d completed (or things that remain to be completed) recently:
- History and systems — 6 page thoughtful response to The Metaphysical Club
- History and systems — 15-20 page research paper discussing the Mind/Body Problem (dualism, materialism, idealism)
- Philosophy — paper discussing the validity of knowledge, and what we can truly know for certain
- Philosophy — paper discussing the types (or type, depending on your opinion) of substances in the world.
- Cognitive psychology — 5 page paper discussing how I would improve the human memory system.
- Cognitive psychology — test on decision making, creativity, artificial intelligence, general intelligence, and problem solving.
- Math — investment project examining the effects of initial investment, length of investment, and interest rate as individual factors that effect the final amount of money.
- Math — 12 page paper briefly discussing the historical foundations of cryptography and it’s modern versions (on a very basic level, I didn’t get into all the really ugly details).
- Math — present a brief poster and presentation on what I learned about cryptography. We’re talking 2-3 minute presentation; not a big deal.
- Psychology of personality — 5 page paper relating Alfred Adler to events in my own life. We had to pick a personality theorist that we felt we could relate with.
- Psychology of personality — test on existential psychology, humanistic psychology, Gestalt psychology, and object relationism.
- Independent research — running out study looking at evaluative conditioning
- Independent research — writing a 12 page paper investigating the possibility that the resistance to extinction in evaluative conditioning that has been observed may in fact be due to alternative explanations.
Oh yeah, and I’ve been crazy busy at work. They essentially gave me a project to complete that involes making significant changes to an application written in Visual Basic 6 (yes, I know it’s really old), but the problem is that I don’t have any knowledge/experience with Visual Basic 6. This wouldn’t be that much of a problem considering that I could probably learn Visual Basic 6, but the really humorous part of this project is that it’s supposed to be completed in 10 days. So yeah…learn a new language, make the changes, test the changes, and roll it out to the users in 10 days. Um, no thanks.
Anyways, my point is that virtually everything on that list above is now completed. Perhaps that might explain why I’ve been absent from writing non-Twitter related blog posts for nearly a month.
Did I mention I’m leaving to go see HER (the infamous her) in just over 3 hours? 🙂