Monday, November 5, 2018

Day 15

Sometimes it doesn't seem like it's been all that long since I was in college...but it has been. I'm getting old.

I remember writing papers and using to create my bibliographies, and I thought I had arrived. Reference list technology was at its peak, and I was in college at exactly the right time. I could enter a book's ISBN into BibMe, and the website would do the rest. I could paste a URL, and BibMe would find the pieces needed to create a bibliography.

Well, BibMe was cool by 2007-2008 standards, but now there's entire software dedicated to generating reference lists and citations, and it's ridiculously cool. I am glad to be in graduate school at a time when this exists. There are several different programs out there, but I have only tried two. So far, I am really liking Mendeley and its Microsoft Word add-on. I just wrote 2.5 pages of a paper with loads of citations, but instead of typing them out or copying and pasting them, the program did it for me. I just had to click a few things, so my thought process was hardly interrupted. This is legit, and it's only going to get better from here.

It's a good thing I'm so pumped up about writing papers, because I have a lot to do between now and November 27. I am signed up for a 50K on November 24, so that day is pretty much shot as far as paper writing goes. Maybe I'll get it all done before Thanksgiving Break. Hope springs eternal.

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Something that made today great: 2.4 mile walk/run/poop (only a poop for Scooter) with my best dog
Time I woke up: 7:00 am

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