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full of ill - helen-louise
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full of ill
Further to my last post, it seems the reason I was so cold on Monday was that I was full of disease - again/still. My body temperature got up to 37.8 °C (100.0 °F) and I came over all sleepy. Got up at 12 yesterday to teach a student for an hour and a half, then crawled back into bed and fell asleep with all my clothes on, and slept until 9 pm (!).

I am getting really bored of diseases. I seem to have had the same snot thing since college started at the end of September. Need to go and poke some doctors with a pointy stick until they figure out what's going on, because it can't just be one virus after another, can it?

My coursework has not been happening at a high enough rate for my liking. I'm wondering if I can get an extension based on disability stuff - it honestly seems to take me 5-6 times longer to do work than I think it should. I figured that the problem sheet I'm working on now (answer the following on 2-3 pages including diagrams A4 12-point) should have taken 2-3 hours, and I've already spent over 8 hours on it. This particular problem sheet is taking forever because of the length of answer stipulation - if I was allowed 7 pages including diagrams, I could have finished it by now. But I'm having to constantly rein in my excessive verbosity, and edit and re-edit the answers to try to squeeze them into the space, and it's doing my head in.

So tonight, instead of going to a party to watch other people get drunk while celebrating a festival I don't celebrate, I'm planning on sitting here wrapped up in my wolfy-coloured dressing gown & getting on with that problem sheet. Seems like the best way to spend New Year's Eve - doing what I intend to spend the New Year doing. Ergh.

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barakta From: barakta Date: 31st December 2008 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
Gah sorry to see that you have the ill again and that it's meaning you're stuck in doing work.

In my not so professional and official opinion you should be entitled to some extensions for work if it can be worked out that delaying deadlines doesn't cram too much other work. Definitely ask, and if there's any issue get your disability bod to back you up. Our MH team people regularly engage with departments to get extensions for their students to sort themselves out.

Have you received the result of your DSA assessment yet? I am wondering if some of the software like Inspiration would be helpful to you to help you order your answers. Or if you could spew your verbose idea first and then take a second version which is tighter - although it sounds like you're already doing that... Gah yes this sounds frustrating.
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baratron From: baratron Date: 1st January 2009 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
The problem is that the eee trackpad is appallingly made. It's only very loosely held onto the computer and I managed to kill mine altogether when I went to alt.polycon in Las Vegas. What happened was that the eeePC was in my hand luggage and my rucksack fell off a pile of bags onto the floor. The shock of the drop caused the wire to become completely unseated, meaning that the trackpad didn't work at all until I got home and gave it to Richard to fix. He unscrewed the case and reseated it.

I'm pretty sure he could fix your eee as well, but that would require it being in the same place as him. We're still trying to find an appropriate time to come over and deal with your DVD player when we're not completely full of ill. (He has a sore throat and high temperature as well at the moment, and is quite miserable).
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