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I've become nocturnal. I decided that daylight is distracting, so I've taken to going to sleep at 5 am and waking up at 12/1 pm. Get a lot more work done this way, cause there's nobody to bother me when I go work in the lab, and only a few hours of daylight to bother me. It's not that I don't like the daylight, it's just that it's harder to concentrate on my work, cause I get the urge to go outside and run around in circles or something.

There's this nagging thought in the back of my mind that maybe this is not such a good idea...

Semester's over. I think I'm done with my course requirements, but that depends on if I get an A in Vision. Enoch was telling me how us new kids have it easy with the TQE (Technical Qualifying Examination). Apparently, back in the day when he was a young grad student (like back in 'nam or something like that), they had to get all A's and A+'s in their TQE classes. Weren't even allowed to get an A-. If you did, it's not like you get kicked out of school, but you'd have to go through oral examinations to prove to the faculty you knew more than jack shit. If you couldn't do that, then you got kicked out. So I guess we have it easy, cause now the minimum grade requirement is only at least three A's.. one B is acceptable. I alleged that students just got proportionately more A's back then than they did now (i.e. grading was easier) but Enoch would have none of that.

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