I’ve entered that stage of finals week where I can be incredibly focused on anything BUT finals/grad apps.
It’s only Tuesday.
If you get the opportunity at all to mention you’re a female, do it. Play all the cards you have.”
my white, male professor on applying to grad school
gotta fight that gender gap
omg, finals weeeeeek.
I’m so stoked for this quarter to be over because:
- last time I will ever take 4 classes a quarter
- will have most of my grad school apps done as well
- WILL ONLY BE TAKING 2 REAL CLASSES NEXT QUARTER, HOLLA
- also, my sister is buying me the new pokemon game
For an upcoming book organized by Julia Rothman titled The Who, The What and The When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History.
The person I was assigned is Christopher Morcom. He was Alan Turing’s first crush, but died from tuberculosis as a young man. Turing was devastated and inspired him to explore the concept of an intangible soul in a tangible body which eventually led to the birth of computer science. Very honored to be a part of this great project.
ohmygod, when I went to the London Science Museum, I remember reading something about Turing sending Morcom’s mom letters for months about how great Christopher was and how sad he was that he was dead.
Also, because Turing was gay he was forced to undergo hormone treatment and that’s probably why he killed himself. :(
edit: Like, I don’t get how so many people in my computer science program are so homophobic and sexist. The Turing prize AKA the Nobel prize of computer science is named after a gay dude but still I hear people using homophobic language in class all the time. This for reals boggle my mind, I will never understand.
Four different people have texted me tonight about Paul Walker’s death.
Like, I don’t even know what this says about me or Paul Walker.
I never thought that he was an exceptional actor, nor did I ever have a strong connection with his FF character but for some reason I am genuinely sad and upset at his passing.
literally my only regret about being in computer science is that all my friends on campus are in CS/CE/EE and the conversations revolve around the same topics (LoR, homework, new technology, etc). Like, it feels so awkward whenever I bring up anything else.