It occurred to me office windows that can't be opened might be purposeful intelligent design.
Related, I was wondering whether somebody yet asked to be buried with his BlackBerry. Given mankind's long history of burial objects to make the deceased's transition into afterlife as smooth and pleasant as possible, I thought the BlackBerry might come in handy.
† Probably not. So I will take care of that ante mortem (one never knows whether the plane will arrive at its destination): The Sabine Hossenfelder Award recognizes annually the most courageous postdoc in theoretical physicist. Courage can be shown by stubbornly working on topics where there hasn't been progress for several decades (with or without outcome), changing fields and starting all over again (with or without success), public political involvement (with or without impact), questioning the common sensus, criticising the majority opinion, or disagreeing with established senior researchers. Courage should not be confused with stupidity, in neither category. Applicants can nominate themselves or be nominated by more courageous colleagues. The successful candidate is awarded with the questionable honor of being mentioned on this blog - unless somebody sends me a $120 Mio check I currently lack, in which case the award will be upgraded to a 2 week vacation at a place of your choice. This year's deadline is Sep. 30th 2008.