Archive for: September, 2011

Bob meets Sparky

Sep 26 2011 Published by under Careers, Life

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Jumpin' Jack Flash...

Sep 22 2011 Published by under Uncategorized doing it for me right now.

Oh, and honey badgers are BADASS!!!

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Online submission

Sep 13 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Has anyone ever used an online manuscript submission system that they liked using?

Are ambivalent about?

Or are you like me and find them all to be varying degrees of painful? In fact, I'm proposing a new law...

Odyssey's law #12:
The higher the impact factor of the journal, the more user-unfriendly the online submission system.

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Do I feel lucky?

Sep 01 2011 Published by under Careers, Life

It's not been a good year for trainees aspiring to academic careers. They've been Pooed (gross!), St. Kerned, St. Noonaned, and now St. QuiƱones-Hinojosaed (St. QHed?). Oy.

As pointed out by DM, the success at all costs approach has, well, costs. It's not worth it. Nor is it necessary. Succeeding with a balanced approach might require a modicum of luck, but let's face it, oft times you make your own luck. Times are hard in academic science and don't look like they will improve in the foreseeable future. We're all having to work hard to survive. Perhaps we're on the verge of a "great science cull". Nonetheless, some will succeed. But they won't necessarily do so by working even harder. They will survive by working smarter and being "lucky".

You have to ask yourself, "Do I feel lucky?"

Well, do ya, punk?

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