Doc Sarmenta story. I arrived at F228 a little too early for my 3:00 CS21A class, and I ran into Dr. Sarmenta packing up. Some students asked him if they could consult with him, but as he’ll be fairly busy due to Faculty Day, I volunteered to meet them instead. Got introduced as Sacha Chua, one of the head TAs around here. I replied, “We have head TAs?” Dr. Sarmenta continued, “She does most of the stuff.” :D
Volunteered to conduct CS21B tutorials at 10:00 AM tomorrow, F230.
Doc V story. Had thorny discrete mathematics problem that I needed help with. Doc V stumped. :) Actually, talked about problem with Eric over dinner, and he had a nifty insight that greatly simplified the problem.
Doc Sarmenta story. Presented thesis proposal. Earned “That’s very exciting” comment. :)
Gino story. Gloated about the fact that my thesis is humanitarian, useful, involves Linux, and doesn’t have a GUI. Wooohooo! :D