EppsNet Archive: Deadlines

Teaching Computer Science: The Last Minute

1 Apr 2015 /

“Reminder that your projects are due tomorrow so don’t wait till the last minute. Oh wait, this is the last minute.”

Deadlines can be fun when they apply to other people . . .


Hard Deadlines

7 Jun 2014 /
Alarm Clock 3

Does saying “This task has to be done by Friday” increase the chances that the task will be done by Friday?

No, but it increases the chance that it won’t be done before Friday.

Better question: Why isn’t it done now?

Thus spoke The Programmer.


How to Get on My Bad Side

9 Jun 2010 /
Couple Yelling

Walk into my office the day after your project is approved and say, “When are we getting a team together for my project? Because I don’t plan to miss my deadline.”

Slap the back of one hand into the palm of the other for emphasis.