Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Alberto! Alberto!

Another resignation, another post...

  • I've seen a couple ads for a new show with the apropos title "The Big Bang Theory"...apparently it's a sitcom believe it or not.
  • Gizmodo roundup:

    • Yet another supercomputer pix
    • A new and more robust Roomba is out. We really liked ours, but we haven't enjoyed the significant effort of cleaning it. And a couple of the parts have "somewhat" broken. So a more robust one is welcome though I'll wait till cheaper ones can be had.
    • For some reason, I really enjoyed this picture of a yacht falling vertically into the ocean. It's somehow surreal, yet Gizmodo assures the picture is in fact just real.

  • The new Science Times is out, but you might take a look at lask week's article on "Sleights of Mind"...it features Teller of Penn & Teller and makes for a good read.
  • There's been a big scare with children's toys painted with lead paint, and so I was interested to read a couple articles about why lead is used at all:
    NYT and Slate.
  • Not sure what to make of this new site http://www.scivee.tv/...anyone tried it?
  • The IP has a new series on faculty job searches, the second of which can be found here. I began this blog in part to comment on some of my job searches...they cause so much stress, frustration, and exhaustion. They also seem to bring out the worst in people. I suppose if I had to boil things down to their fundamentals, that one vital homeopathic essence, it is to kiss up. No matter how bad you are at it, no matter how obvious you might think you're being, do it. Get good at it. Be able to do it without showering right afterword. Once, I only realized in hindsight that one person with whom I interviewed was looking to get back into a field and needed someone to work with. Once, I didn't ooh and awe enough. Once, the decision was literally being made by one guy who as much as admitted that the chosen one showed initiative by sucking up. The bottom line is, in all seriousness, that you need a few people who will not only vote for you in committee, but will actively fight for you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Big Bang Theory on Mondays on CBS starting on September 24 at 8:30PM.
It is very,very funny. Everyone who has seen the pilot loves it. It comes from Two and Half Men's Chuck Lorre. This could be the next hit
show. See clips from the show

here :


or see clips here :