It took me a day to get Windows 7 back on my computer. There were obstacles every step of the way. I decided to wipe my Windows partition and start from scratch. My Windows 7 update disc would not validate a fresh install: even though there is no technical reason,… Read more“*Insert Some Witty Phrase Using the Word "Windows"*”
With Dustin’s help I installed Windows 7 on my external hard drive. I had to reformat, but my data is actually on a different partition than the OS, so forethought ftw. It booted up fine. I ran the stats program and it brought the whole computer down. *sigh*. I’ve restarted… Read more“”
Last night the power flickered just enough to reset some of the clocks and shut off my iMac. I was very well-saved so I just rebooted it back up. No problem! This morning I was motivated to get an early start on my dissertation. The most important task is to… Read more“I Am Not a Crook”
While in the middle of a large forest it is difficult, if near impossible, to know exactly where one is. Unlike for example, a tunnel, there is no point of light to focus upon to guide one towards the boundary. It is with great relief that my advisor has told… Read more“Emergent Layer”
I just spent all day debugging a script I wrote for a statistical program so that it would find the confidence interval for an individual in a linear regression equation calculated from an average of 1000 other linear regression equations. Now I am fully able to go into 24 Hour… Read more“Thinkin’ “Will I Live Another Twenty-Fo'””
I’m switching gears from my dissertation to my stature estimation project. I, uh… packed the dissertation data I was to analyze next. But stature estimation is important too!
I wanted to document my random thoughts as I work on my dissertation but didn’t want to swamp Twitter and Facebook with my inanity so I’m putting it here. This started around 10AM. I wish I could curl up in a ball on the lap of someone writing their dissertation…. Read more“Liveblogging My Dissertation”
Quite good actually! My advisor okayed my introduction a few weeks ago. I dabbled briefly in some data analysis and I have found some very interesting results. So interesting in fact that I’m waiting to discuss them with my advisor before I continue. I’m putting the finishing touches on one… Read more“"How’s Your Dissertation Going, Keith?"”
I’m a little ashamed that Wikipedia finally set me on the right path of researching the sexual division of labor in empires after a night of fruitless searching.
What a week it has been! The radiography and archaeology students really tore through the skeletal collection at the museum. The students had a lot of new (actually, old) techniques to learn, but they all did very well. It was fun seeing the skeletal collection again, and using it to… Read more“Working Hard, Todos los DÃas”