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