I’ve been scanning the Infactorium blog penned by AnyEdge a little bit. I am captivated by post such as these.
What it was Like:
I think now about all the energy I put into trying and failing to hide it. What a waste. I remember the bathtub, the soda bottles half full of liquor. The thinking people didn’t notice. All the little games I played to try to conceal how much, how often.
LawnBoy said: “if [ex] shows up, please just restrict yourself to two beers.”
Now, I took minor offense to that, but I understood. Later that year I made an ass of myself at goldlust’s wedding too. I did a lot of that. I could probably write 20 pages about all the asinine things I did at friend’s weddings. I was impressive. I stranded my sister penelope in the Chicago airport, because I was too drunk to go to her aid. Like I say, impressive.
More Grants, with a Discussion of the Constancy of Inadequacy.
I found out about two weeks ago that I’m going to be co-investigator on this huge grant, covering 30% of my time and salary. It’s the same work that I was planning on doing anyway, I just had no idea that it was going to be written up for funding. Silly me. In academic circles, everything is written up for funding.
What to Call My Degree
Medical Doctors don’t have to do shit but memorize and pass a test.
Why are you still here? Go Read.
DoubleDoc captures the essence. One of the biggest rushes of science is the…..grant proposal?
Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde cannot figure out how to strip off the cover page when she downloads a PDF version of a paper.
I had a great scientific meeting recently, in case you care. ….as if.
Absolutely classic Professor in Training on the proper behavior at a scientific meeting. (My fat feet have now recovered, thank you very much.)
BSDs of science only see other BSDs of science. This really is a huge problem and I am not so quick to let OBSD off the hook, personally.
revere takes on correlation-is-not-causation triumphalism. Read it.
Apple is being incredibly stupid about their lost next-gen iPhone. Losers weepers dudes, losers weepers.
Candid Engineer sounds just about ready to be a PI.
and finally, how can you not like a title like this?
Things I Learned While Filming A Horror Movie Outside On A Mountain In The Catskills In The Dead Of Night Through Sub-Zero Temperatures With No Sleep, Little Food, And Some Decent Scotch
This one is for the impact factor geeks. The ever engaging Lou of A scientist’s life has posted a graph reviewing the changes in the impact factors of Cell, Nature and Science from 1992-2006.
You’ll have to click through for the full graph but gee, there was a lot of action 2000-2002 wasn’t there? We don’t usually think of the relative rankings as being quite so….dynamic, over such short intervals, do we? Or is that just me since I never really pay attention to trends in any serious way.
This highlights yet another absurdity in the process of judging a CV by reviewing the journals listed. I can’t imagine anyone noting the publication year and mentally adjusting relative rankings by changes in absolute or relative Impact Factor. Maybe we should just go ahead and start itemizing CV entries with the appropriate IF for the relevant publication year?
Welcome to Alice Pawley who joins ScienceWoman over at “On being a scientist and a woman“. ScienceWoman writes:
Alice Pawley is a first-year faculty member in engineering education at Purdue University, and she’ll bring a wonderful new dimension to the stories on the blog. Alice and I “met” on the ‘net and she has a great writing voice and both a scholarly and personal perspective on women in STEM fields.
Yea! More science faculty blogging!
Alice’s research and professional interests center on gender perspectives and theories in engineering.
Now that sounds like fun! Looking forward to her stuff.
OMG! And now we find out Female Science Professor has talent for hilarious cartoons too? We are not worthy….
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