Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reading: Piles of Books and Pages

Theoretically I’m in the last year (and hopefully few months) of my PhD.  For most people apparently this is known as the ‘writing up period’.  For me, apparently, it’s the ‘continue researching piles of books that you should have read … Continue reading

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Conferencing: Second Verse (Different From the First!)

As you may recall from my post last week, I really do enjoy conferences.  However, they are not always fun and games, so here is a list of things that I dislike about conferences, both from presenters and organisers. 1. … Continue reading

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’tis the Season… For Conferencing, Part the First

I love conferences.  Absolutely love them.  If done right, conferences are the highlight of an academic year; they can be fun, interesting and stimulating all at the same time.  Even ‘bad’ conferences are usually useful in some respect.  I’ve just … Continue reading

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So long, and thanks for all the pineapples!

Two of my favourite TV shows have ended recently — Psych and How I Met Your Mother.  I am perhaps a little late in writing reviews of these series finales, but I thought it was important to put them together … Continue reading

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Captain America: The Warm, Wintry Warrior

This review will contain spoilers.  Consider yourself warned. I’m a fan of the new Marvel comic book-based movies.  Admittedly, I got into them late: I didn’t see the first Iron Man film until the second had been released, I didn’t … Continue reading

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