Posts Tagged ‘Silliness’

2012 in review

January 2, 2013

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Grammar and spelling nazi me

July 16, 2012

I do not know why, but these things bother me when I read them. I am not just talking about text messages on cellular phones — I understand that the medium itself is scarcely conducive to good writing (although I authorize anyone to slap me if they ever receive a text message from me containing any of the grammar mistakes or misspells listed below). I am talking about electronic mail messages, letters, blog posts, scientific preprints, CVs, internal departmental memos, and other (semi)official documents which eventually become part of public record.


Copying time

November 10, 2011

I got the idea for this (silly) blog post from my primary, inexhaustible source of inspiration, but I swear, I have been thinking about doing a blog post on handwriting for a while.


Why should I publish in PRX ?

September 24, 2011

Dear Colleague:

“Why should I publish in PRX?” We have heard this question often, and with the inaugural issue of PRX about to close, we have our first concrete answers.”

As I read this first line of the e-mail message, the thought goes through my mind “Well, I am interested in hearing these answers, because, frankly, I am still trying to understand what purpose this journal is meant to serve. If it should fill a hole in the current APS journal landscape, it must not have been a very noticeable one, because the last thing which I thought that APS needed at this time, was another journal.
But, hey, what do I know ? Let’s see what they have to say.”


Does not get much sillier than this…

June 14, 2011

… aka, the xkcd wikipedia meme

All right, it has been a while since last time I did this kind of stuff. I saw it at VWXYNOT? (where else, eh ?), who got it through Drugmonkey via WhizBang!
I figured I would give it a shot too — it is Summer after all (almost), so blogging is slow. So, here we go:


Sum up your blogging motivation…

August 13, 2010

… philosophy and experience in exactly ten words.
Eh, that is an easy one:

I think just four words suffice: Sunday, night, Alberta, Winter

(as seen at Cath’s. I am supposed to tag ten others, but I am not a tagging kinda guy…)

The beautiful game

June 10, 2010

I would like to quote from Wikipedia:
The phrase “The Beautiful Game” is a synonym for European football.
Gotta love Wikipedia. Simple. To the point. Splendidly accurate.


Not to brag or anything, but…

May 12, 2010


I’m pleased to announce to you that your blog Exponential Book; just entered at number 207 in Wikio Sciences top blog ranking.
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Have a nice day,

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