Summer blog break!
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have two weeks off from work starting today, the bad news is that a) this week nothing happened that should be in a weekly status update and b) I will go on a blogging hiatus during my summer break. See you on the other side!
A day later than usual due to other obligations, but it’s here now: my weekly status update! Slow news week again, so another short one featuring: more D3, summer holidays, good news I cannot talk about yet, family weekends and dealing with rejection. Continue reading
It’s the Weekly Status Update – Early Saturday morning special, courtesy of my recently acquired inability to sleep in. Slow news week, but this week featuring: 5iler, ESSO34, CMOS, DFQ and D3. I’m sorry the update items are so incredibly disconnected this week and I can’t find a way to make it coherent or bridge the items, but it is what it is: Continue reading
It’s weekly status update time! And what an eventful week it was, this was the week in which I quit Facebook with mixed results. In other news, this weekly status update features: the Meez, performance night, The Online Anatomical Human, emacs and deadline chasing (again): Continue reading
Last week I ran a little personal experiment of quitting Facebook for a week. As a PhD student who is behind a computer all day, it is alI too easy to ctrl+t facebook.com when the going gets tough or when the going gets really boring. The goal of this post is not to come off as a holier than thou person who judges others for what they do on Facebook, but to self-reflect and hopefully learn from the process. I would like to summarize some personal experiences and things I learnt here.
Weekly Status Update incoming! A short one this time as I have a paper submission deadline tomorrow at midnight and a house to clean ;). It seems like I say it will be a short one quite often, but it almost never is ^^ We’ll see! This week featuring: writing, submission, video, zucchini babies and ultraviolence: Continue reading
Awww yea, the weekly status update 10 week anniversary special! I’m quite amazed I kept up the weekly update frequency, but there you have it. This edition features: sickness, paper draft writing, VTK comments, E3 and Septicflesh. Let’s dive in, shall we? Continue reading
Captain’s log, stardate 67897.8, time for a weekly status update. It’s definitely a slow news week, so it will be a short post. This week’s post is featuring: work, baaldag, a zucchini flower, Ecuadorian universities and Cattle Decapitation. Continue reading
Fresh out of the nightly brainfart department, a short look at the similarities between scientific conferences and music festivals as well as some tips and tricks that apply to both:
- The bigger conferences often feature parallel sessions not unlike how music festivals can have multiple stages and concerts at the same time.
Tip: Take a look at the schedule beforehand and choose the talks/concerts you really must see beforehand, so you don’t miss out on anything important during the event.
- The keynote speakers are like the headliners at a festival: big names in the field who are allowed more time to present their work.
Tip: Keynotes and headline shows got that spot for a reason, while there are exceptions, in general you can expect high quality content and good delivery, so be sure to attend.
- Big conferences and festivals can span multiple action-packed days and therefore be really exhausting.
Tip: Eat and drink well to maintain your energy levels and just hang in there. Big conferences/festivals only come around once a year and you might not get the chance to go every year, so make the most of your time there!
A bit later than usual, but a weekly status update nonetheless! It’s a little different this week, because my week was also a little different, featuring: Fitbit, Blood Ceremony, Ghost, Behemoth, Gojira and Dimmu Borgir. Before I get started, a little more context. This week only featured 3 working days followed by 2 compulsory days off and 1 festival (Fortarock in Nijmegen). So for the highlights of the week I’d like to write about this festival to change things up a little. Continue reading