The procrastination flowchart 2.0

September 30th, 2008 by Martin

Very nice end even better than the first version: The procrastination flowchart 2.0

procrastination flowchart 2.0

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June 11th, 2008 by Martin


Did I ever tell you that I’m a mathematician?

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The best reviews I’ve ever seen

June 2nd, 2008 by Martin

Luckily, all the SPAM problems seem to have disappeared now (except for the SPAM that I’m creating myself here), and a new Wordpress version is now running. Time to share with you one of the funniest moments in the last weeks (where I’ve been to Edmonton at the Alberta University, but that’s a different story).

I was co-author of an extended abstract that a colleague of mine submitted some weeks ago. He submitted a .doc that was readable without any problems, even using Linux. It contained exactly as many characters as allowed. It was really simple stuff, nothing special. And here are the two reviews he got:

It is too short to judge and difficult to understand

your abstract is somehow a black box impossible to assess

I really LOVE these reviews. And maybe it was good not be accepted there…

The procrastination flowchart

March 17th, 2008 by Martin

Just great. Luckily, I’m not concerned at all ;-)

procrastination flowchart

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PS: I’m missing “Write some blog post” on the diagram…

Good - cheap - fast

January 3rd, 2008 by Martin

Welcome in 2008! I’m back in the office for two days now, trying to setup everything in a way that will enable me to reach my goals. Planning projects, proposals, publications…and my PhD of course!

Usually, there are only very few interruptions in the first two weeks of a new year, so I could already work on some talk I will give at the end of January (more about this later). Clicking through several resources that I tagged as useful for presentations some time ago, I stumbled again across this one:

good - cheap - fast

Just great, and a good thing to keep in mind for the rest of the year!

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Here comes another bubble

December 5th, 2007 by Martin

Time to write about what happened during my stay at KMi. But before doing that, I have to blog this one:

“Here Comes Another Bubble” by The Richter Scales.

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Supermarket 2.0

March 26th, 2007 by Martin

Great stuff from Israel. It’s really interesting to think about how our behaviour in the web differs from our behaviour in real life…

Of course it’s free…it’s the internet!

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Want to become a World Record Breaker?

March 6th, 2007 by Martin

Via information aesthetics I read about the One Million Masterpiece today, a very nice idea:

“Get together one million ordinary people from all around the world, and get them to work on the picture together in the world’s largest ever artistic collaboration.”


They explicitly say that

“no artistic ability is required, just passion to support international charity work and a favourite doodle or sketch”

Well, I DON’T have artistic ability, and of course I want to support international charity work. So I contributed this masterpiece - please note that it’s NOT a self portrait ;-)