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anyone have any comments or advice on Danish and Swedish working cultures, in academia? differences, salient points? in general...

can't remember where I read it, maybe a tweet on the birdsite or a blog, but someone described the neurodivergent experience of working so well. days and days of pacing or jaws agape ("0 productivity") and then a day when one does "40 hours of neurotypical work" in one day.
I worry that academic life and universities become less and less tolerant of this way of working and everything will suffer because of it.

currently in this fantastic tornado that often occurs when one is able to file away a massive amount of stuff when deadlines have passed - and can move onto clearing the backlog and initiating the new.
got an idea for a fantastic project this morning and have literally been pacing round and round the flat think-crunching it - punctuated with clearing out the backlog of unanswered emails, doing sporadic lit reviews, listening to a ceremony livecast from UFPR Brazil, snacking ...

anecdata confirms that one can have long wire chats using only lyrics excerpts from duran duran songs

has anyone conducted a fishbowl discussion with students over zoom? how could it be done? using a miro board as support (to log arguments) and pinning participants who are in the circle?

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debate: is it possible to be a successful academic in 2021 and not be photogenic?

just connected with someone on LinkedIn who looks like Zach Galifianakis in his profile pic

restless Sundays in transitions between seasons are very Aki Kaurismäki

is being a Jimmy McNulty of the academic world a bad thing?

not recommended:
wiping off your keyboard when you're attending the first full day of the big conference, resulting in three comments from you in the zoom chat that look like


I know we need to be wary of promoting our h-index as some kind of indicator of success, and be wary of employers who focus too strongly on it with seemingly little regard for everything else, but I can't help but give myself a little pat on the back because my h-index went up a point.
weirdly because I think it might give me an edge in the academic job competition 😭

the last doctoral defence party I attended in person was the last one allowed, on Friday the 13th, March 2020 and since then the first doctoral defence and evening party I've attended in person was on Friday the 13th, August 2021 :)

hooray hooray for my doctoral advisee who defends his dissertation on Friday Friday the 13th lucky day lucky day

I'm really LOVING the editing of the 2-pager academic CV right now /s
link to the full CV is possible for this funding application but all the guts need to be in the 12 pt 1,15 line spaced 2-pager 😱😱😱

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