- Ever wanted to know how to turn your head inside out? Watch this! Without doubt the best math's explanation video I've ever seen. [via Clifford]
- The ANT lab at the Information Science Institute at USC has plotted the whole internet. I admittedly don't find the visualisation so particularly appealing, but it's interesting nevertheless. More info here. [via coincidence]
- I finally found out how to decide whether or not the commenters on this blog are real, or just manifestations of my multiple personality disorder: Facebook knows! On the weekend I read this lovely article in The Globe and Mail by Michael Valpy about Charles the Cat's Facebook account "Feline versus Facebook", highly recommendable [via a Starbucks customer who left his newspaper].
- For the troubled grad students around: Patricia Gosling and Bart Noordam, authors of Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond have a second book out on Mastering Your Ph.D.: Mentors, Leadership, and Community. Looks like something to buy and display prominently on the desk when the mentor drops in. Sorry, just kidding. I didn't read the books and have no plans on doing so. If anybody read them, let me know if they are useful. [via ScienceCareers.org].
- Quotation of the week:
“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.”
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This and That
I'm still kind of stressed out and don't come around to finishing a couple of posts that have been stuck in draft stage for a while. I am having fun answering emails the whole day from workshop speakers who want to know whether there will be chalk in the seminar room, or are worried whether they will get dinner in Waterloo after 10pm (a justified worry btw). No, I like that, I'm serious, makes me feel so important. Either way, some interesting things I came across lately: