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05 November 2007 @ 06:58 pm
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I'm starting to feel overworked. Not really stressed, but sort of distraught about my overall situation.

I'm spending most of every day doing homework. Although I'm trying harder than I ever have to understand the material in my grad class, the grades I get back show that it's not good enough. At the same time I feel like I've lost my best friend, and while I'm trying to cultivate new friendships, I feel like there's just not enough time to do that.

I still think that I'm on the right track, in the big picture. Next quarter might present a slightly lesser class load (out of unavailability of classes I need to take), but I'm not sure about that. With my relationship ending, my future seems simpler (and even more convenient), but it comes at the cost of remaining unhappy for a currently indefinite amount of time.

I might be able to squeeze a movie in with Toph tomorrow, and this weekend might even give me enough time for a trip with Toph, Davyn and Amber to Vancouver. Even if I can barely afford to spend that time on fun, I think it might be more important than any other assignment I'm supposed to be doing.
 
 
Music: Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango
 
 
 
Josephloccster on November 6th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
Currently indefinite? Oh my!
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 6th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Hm, I could have sworn that there was something that made that phrase non-redundant when I wrote it, but now I can't think of it.
Elliott Kelleyhastis_epigeios on November 6th, 2007 07:24 am (UTC)
that's not redundant.
if it's indefinite, it's unknown.
"not definite; without fixed or specified limit"
or
"not clearly defined or determined"

by adding "currently", you imply that it's possible and likely that it will become definite in the future. or, that it was definite in the past, but something went wrong and made it indefinite.


i can't see how that can be thought of as redundant.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 6th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
You're forgetting that I'm talking about "happiness." Once I am happy again, it will no longer be a currently indefinite amount of time until I am happy, nor will it be an indefinite time. Think harder.
Elliott Kelleyhastis_epigeios on November 6th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
once you are happy again, you won't be able to talk about "time until you're happy" at all, so it won't be indefinite, and it won't be definite.

however, you need not be happy to know when you might be happy in the future, for "time until you're happy" to be "somewhat definite".
technically, it depends on if your unhappiness is based on something(s) tangible or not.
but analyzing what you wrote, "currently" simply describes your hope that it will not be indefinite in the future, or that it's based on tangible things.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 6th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
I am not having this conversation anymore as it is the stupidest one that I can remember.
Josephloccster on November 6th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
LOL
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Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 7th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
I didn't say it was an oxymoron, I said it was redundant.

Also that's a he but you wouldn't know it from name/icon.
Elliott Kelleyhastis_epigeios on November 8th, 2007 07:38 am (UTC)
'he', yeah.
i love semantics :)

it's hard to talk about semantics though.
semantics is usually about the details of details, and multiple possible interperetations; and the english language just doesn't have a structure that works on that level.
or maybe i'm just bad at communicating on that level.


my point was actually to offer ways of interpereting the phrase "currently indefinite" as non-redundant.
i did so by stating my initial interperetation.
i did so also because i didn't understand how it could be interperated as redundant, and because jeffreyatw stated that he didn't understand how it could be interpereted as non-redundant.

in fact, i still don't understand how it could be interpereted as redundant. how did you or jeffreyatw interperet it?
Josephloccster on November 9th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
Currently indefinite = currently boundless = currently forever. You don't say "at this time, forever." Its redundant, it must be redundant, otherwise its a contradiction (because if its not always forever than its never forever).

The word he was looking for was "undefined."
Elliott Kelleyhastis_epigeios on November 9th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
indefinite means boundless, or with unknown bounds, but i didn't think it means forever.

i was reading "indefinite" as "unknown" or "undefined", referring to the time as a variable. "forever" refers to the time as fixed, in my opinion.


oh, but i just realized, couldn't "at this time, forever" make sense anyway without being redundant? set up the example of water flowing out of a lake through a stream. now add in a few plans for daming the stream, or widening and deepening the stream, or piping the water out.
if someone asks "how long until the lake runs dry?" a valid answer would be "it is currently indefinite".
this is because "indefinite" refers to boundaries, and "currently" refers to the ability of those boundaries to change.
嘉慧chiahui on November 6th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
good luck! :)
ミルス。Seven-Colored Puppeteer of B u c u r e s t i.miluda on November 6th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Deep breath!!!


Hang out!!!!!



You can do it!!!!!!!
Jeffrey Carl Faden: Got Meatjeffreyatw on November 6th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
IM PUMPED
Tophomgwtftoph on November 6th, 2007 09:34 am (UTC)
An fyi or two:

- I invited Davyn and Amber to AMERICAN GANGSTA as well, Davyn is probably going but I haven't really talked to Amber. I should probably call her tomorrow

- Vancouver might not happen this weekend based on the fact that Brian wanted to go too, and he can't make it this weekend because his parents are visiting. So I'm suggesting two weeks from now, but I haven't really told Amber about this because I haven't gotten the chance to talk to her in a while soooo yeah.

- You coming to that Smash tournament on the 14th?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 6th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
I am very unsure about Smash on the 14th. Got some giant assignments due the next day. I'll try to make it but I can't promise anything (also I'm relatively terrible at Smash)
Same story, different iteration.soygirl on November 6th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Get friends who you can study with! Yay! Then you kill hella birdies with just a single stone. Even if they aren't gonna be your Besty, it's nice to have people to hang out with. Humans like socialization, no?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 6th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I do most of my CL homework and math homework in study sessions, or tutoring centers. So I see a good amount of people, and I'm starting to get to know them.
one45one45 on November 13th, 2007 08:51 am (UTC)
I've enjoyed reading your answers in the computer help community and thought I would drop by and say hello.

so.. hello :-)
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 14th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Hello!
The Chatonthechaton on November 13th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm spending most of every day doing homework. Although I'm trying harder than I ever have to understand the material in my grad class, the grades I get back show that it's not good enough.

Which classes?
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on November 13th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
My grad class is Syntax for Computational Linguistics.

My other two are simply Calculus 1 and Computer Programming 2.

Edited at 2007-11-14 06:38 pm (UTC)