After a long long break, I finally have some time to make a second post. The new semester has started and like most things, it should not take more than two weeks to get used to the new routine. Two weeks is the maximum time it takes for me to settle down in to a new routine, the first week being a ‘discovery’ phase and the second one being the ‘implementation’.
I’ll be teaching an undergrad Web Programming class and a graduate Machine Learning class this semester. I wonder if this rule can be applied on a larger time scale as well. One might say something like “it takes two semesters to get used to academia” or “it takes two years to get used to a new age group” or even “it takes two lifetimes to get used to being alive”.