just remembered mpow is doing something weird with holidays this year. the lab is closed for a half day Christmas and New Year's Eve and then closed on the days, but open the days after. Kind of a bummer.
sad and frustrated - and unreasonably so - a series of classes I run at MPOW just had the teacher pull out of teaching 2 days before the class and an hour after I'd e-mailed a reminder to a large list of past class attendees. She's got some family health issues now and it's very understandable but now we won't have a class this month
just learned that a work friend is leaving for another position. not surprised. they just kept dumping all the crap jobs on her and she was doing less and less fun library stuff. new crap job? give it to her, she'll do it
doing some research for someone who's looking at schools/programs from which to possibly recruit new hires... amazing the schools that advertise degrees while making it impossible to see what courses are taken or really any detail about what graduates will know.
the nutjob skitcher who is the climate denialist is presenting himself on sigmetrics as representing the position of the united states government. dear God I hope not. he might actually have an inside view of what's going on at DOE and maybe across...
Does anyone know about DeGryter: world biographical information system? we have it. i search it... not not sure what to do with the results. The help says something like look for an indicator if we have e access to fiches (??) but i haven't found a record with any such indicator. anyone familiar? TIA
PubMed Commons? First I'd heard? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedc... "a system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications. Researchers can comment on any publication indexed by PubMed, and read the comments of others"
Well that wasn't fun. Dog was a pita our short little walk so i basically yanked/dragged 95# of rottie mix having a bad day while taking the stroller across streets populated with people taking in cell phones driving 40 in a 25. Babies pulled a lamp down and broke a cfl. Girl has massive diaper rash and is screaming from constipation. During this
just successfully submitted my r assignments for this week... and then looked at the clock.... holy shit... this is why i'm not a programmer... but self efficacy is at a high... help on the forums was distinctly unhelpful so found my own solutions using google and trial and error... not that anyone cares :)
interestingly... current problem for my R course is ranking hospitals from gov't data... Harford Memorial Hospital ranks worst in MD for heart attacks... when my dad had his (maybe 15-20 years ago), he had my mom drive him across to that one because he thought it was better than closest hospitals... maybe things changed
i was fretting about attending a doctoral student meeting and taking vacation and about work that wouldn't get done... asked and was able to attend by phone. meeting lasted 14 minutes. apparently hardly anyone showed up. thank goodness i didn't travel to college park!