May 2008


One of the daily rituals of every astronomer is to skim through the arxiv for the latest pre-prints. Usually you get this habit when you are in grad school but then, as time goes by, it gets harder and harder to find some time to do it. It is not really a matter of procratinating it is just that you have more urgent things on your list requiring some attention. Actually, the daily ritual becomes the “oh-crap”-cry when you open you emal inbox and find out that half of your nice (and preciously rare) british sunny morning will go in fixing some boring thing that you can’t really ignore. (more…)

Apparently some people would…

This reminded me of my dark ages spent over calculus books (except for the dancing bit). Enjoy.