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My brain is eaten by things.

Yesterday was a long day at the conference. I had to get there early enough to put up my student's poster, which meant leaving the house by 6:45 am to catch BART into the city. Then my postdoc mentor gave the evening plenary lecture because she received a prestigious award, so I stayed a bit late to have celebratory drinks with the lab on the top floor of the conference hotel.

I slept in this morning, then worked on my talk and started to work on some of the administrative aspects of teaching because I FINALLY have access to Blackboard.

Never mind that Blackboard is inducing some serious rage. It was fine back in 2011 when I used it for basic things as a TA, but now it looks like they've added around twelve billion new widgets, and ain't nobody got time for that, as they say. Meanwhile, it's interesting to watch specific needs requests roll in. Dear students, I hope we can do our best to support your educational efforts in light of your complex, multifaceted individual lives, because you deserve it!

It has continued to rain on and off.

Downtown San Francisco has an even worse homeless crisis than downtown Berkeley. The crisis seems to be exacerbated by the fact that everything is pavement. I never expected to see evidence of public defecation in the ways I've seen it over the last 2.5 days.

I stopped by the lab in the middle of the day to water the cricket eggs, then hung out at the conference for the afternoon.

Time to practice my talk.

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