That awful feeling when you have to set aside the things you want to be doing to put out metaphorical, and occasionally literal, fires at work :/
this was a huge digression from what I was supposed to be doing today, but I think these plates of waveforms from recorded speech made by Théodore Rosset in 1911 (using a weird photographic method?) are gorgeous (source: https://archive.org/details/recherchesexpr00ross)
ElasticSearch, why must you haunt my dreams?
The awkward situation when the one really busy hour in the lab all day is the same hour you're trying to attend a webinar on curriculum planning....
That moment in the final pass through revising a paper when you realize that moving sections around means you now have an interface responding responsively. Oops.
Nothing like waking up to discover the the file you were working on last night was corrupted and you lost all your revisions.
Whee, the fun of having to go through and correct your own pronouns after your coauthor changed them. :/
There's something melancholy but comforting about spending the afternoon after a faculty memorial sitting in the lab writing while the rain roars outside
I love how this translation of Gorgias is from 1987 but it has the structure and rhythm of every pointless internet argument ever
SOCRATES: What's this, Polus? You're laughing? Is this now some further style of refutation, to laugh when somebody makes a point, rather than refuting him?
POLUS: Don't you think you've been refuted already, Socrates, when you're saying things the likes of which no human being would maintain? Just ask any one of these people.
Interesting piece on Mary Somerville in Physics Today http://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.3817
It's entertaining to watch the campus repopulate for the spring semester, while the handful of staff and students who stayed on campus over the holiday slowly emerge from their lairs and blink at the sudden crowds.
(I freely admit to being one of the latter befuddled stragglers :) )
I recently chanced to pick up J Murphy's "Location-Aware Services and QR Codes for Libraries;" it's 6 years old now. Anyone out there these days using QR codes in libraries, archives, museums, or academic/outreach work? Have they been useful for you?
The relief of realizing a few hours BEFORE the deadline that your grant proposal has a typo in the first sentence....