April 28 Day 51: Slow Bytes Bite

The internet was pathetically slow during class yesterday. My students said I had a robot voice and everything was jerky. It’s hard to le…le…learn m..m…m…math this way.

To avoid sounding like Max Headroom, I closed every application on my machine except the absolute necessities, I ran around the house asking everyone else to suspend internet usage, and I finally had all participants sign off, wait a few minutes, and sign back in. The experience was marginally better. But I never got my mojo back. Definitely felt like THE.WORST.CLASS.EVER.

I have since found that the Zoom settings for recording had every box ticked. I don’t think I chose this…but at this point who knows?

So I unchecked a hellava alotta boxes and today seemed to work better. Why do things change? It was working fine before and really, I know how to silence Zoom bombers should they appear and they still haven’t.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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