Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The frustration of the boss

Greatest thanks for the 20000th pageview! I do not need to add too much comment this time either. It is only sad that things often work this way by the end of the carreer of some people, and it is also sad to see how power (or lack of power) can distort human personality.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The conference luggage of the scientific spinster

Conference season being close, I continue the series with that of the scientific spinster who only lives for science and her animals. Her luggage explains this better than I can. In fact, I am sorry for her. (Even if she may be more succesful on a scientific level than me.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The conference luggage of the postdoc (Shiva Droid)

Conference season is starting/going on soon, so I continue this series with the typical luggage of a postdoc (in our lab, that of a Shiva Droid). I think that I do not need to explain things for those who have ever made a postdoc. Although not necessarily to conferences, but I also often travelled with suitcases like this between different countries (and had to pay for overweight due to the tons of papers I had in my luggage). And I know postdocs who really control the laboratory instruments and their experiments (measurements) via the internet (on the mobile or from laptops even during their holidays). And of course, if you are a postdoc, nobody cares how you’ll get to a conference, anyway, you’ll probably go to a conference in a neighbouring country, but never to expensive and exclusive locations (those are of course reserved to your boss)... To be politically more correct with animals, this time I did not include lab mice in the luggage :-).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Baby names for baroque/early musicians

Simply the continuation of this series without too much comments this time. Have a nice summer...