I’ve already posted this video on my tumblelog, the place where I usually put the things I discover. But this one is really worth being posted again and I can recommend it warmly. Thanks to Michael Arrington for pointing it out.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.
If the instructions on a T-shirt say “Do Not Tumble dry” then the T-shirt is not supposed to be in the tumble dryer. Not even for ten minutes. I’ll never ever give away my laundry.
I’m almost the only one not studying abroad (yet) or doing an internship there but I’m the only one keeping the others posted about what’s going on, or at least I’m trying to. And what’s coming back? Some news from Stockholm and Cambridge, hardly any from Gran Canaria and none from the States.
A burglar stole things from a friend, I got the results of an exam that were not as desired, what’s coming next?
After one and a half hours of discussing whether it’s possible to do something tomorrow evening we finally agreed to meet at the library. After it closes at 20:00 h we have at most two hours until they need to continue studying. I think that’ll suffice for a warm meal. Don’t know if another friend will come along. They said she resolved to learn eleven hours tomorrow.
The intermediate exams in engineering are tough, no question, but that doesn’t mean you have to learn 24/7. This year’s freshmen are overdoing it a little bit. How could we succeed without brooding over our books all day long? Didn’t we manage to have at least some evenings were we sat together talking?