Monthly Archives: May 2007

Brilliant comment on my first few IKEA purchases

You need to simply replace the Avengers with “Graduate Students” all who will end up with PhD degrees: defective yeti: Wish-I-Could-Draw Comics!

Also add in a panel the next day about how easily the ‘Billy bookcases’ fall apart when you move to start your first job.

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I am a bit nervous

as the conference travel season begins.

Viagra helps jet-lagged hamsters, maybe humans, too: study – Yahoo! News

It seems to only work going east though. Will all flights now go only from west to east? The flight from Eupope to New York is going to take a looooong time now.

I heard what may be an urban legend from a friend. They took a long plane ride and the man beside them was watching pr0n on his laptop. Eeeck.’

via slate.

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Overselling your paper

Should you do it?  Why or why not?  I am way too conservative, myself.

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It is a bad idea

to use ‘track changes’ in word if you are simply modifying someone else’s homework. Because you might forget to ‘accept changes.’

A nice article on moderation

My favorite quote:

A friend who’s active on the Wikipedia community once summed up her approach to life: “Don’t let assholes rent space in your head.”

Seth’s Blog: The Troll Whisperer

Are good journal editors like ‘troll whisperers?’

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Another from digg

Something seems fishy here…

“The Answer is NOT always C” by Jeff Rosenberg on CollegeHumor

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I have a tablet PC

that I use for class. But my desktop is a mac. Today I used keynote to build a presentation, the first time in a while after a semester of powerpoint. Man, powerpoint sucks relative to keynote. Cutting and pasting in pdf’ed equations, tables, and graphs in keynote is great for making technical presentations.

I know that I could use the latex packages to do the same, but putting in pictures in latex is painful. And I have not yet found a good clean style I like in ‘prosper.’

Boring blog, but I got nothing today.

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