Christina Pikas

Christina Pikas

science and technology librarian; doctoral student in information studies
why is it children and dogs always move themselves off of carefully prepared impervious surfaces when they throw up? even when they weren't moving before?
:( - Anne Bouey
Cats too. - Amit Patel
^oh yeah. i had blocked memories of carrying my cat to the linoleum while she was yakking. - Christina Pikas
Yeah, when we hear the Danger Signs, we try to get the cat off the carpet or rug, onto the tiled floor, and hold him (whichever one it is). Our house is about 80% tiled floor; I'd say the cats manage to barf on carpet or rug about 70% of the time. - walt crawford
One of the things I love most about my cat is her preference to yak on the hardwood. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Semi-related: We have to thank the folks here who mentioned the Furminator. It's reduced our Maine Coon's digestive problems and yakking by 90%, I think. (Every other day, my wife removes a sizable pile...) If we'd known about it/if it existed years earlier, the cat might have avoided pancreatitis. - walt crawford
My cat has learned that I prefer her to yak on the hardwood or vinyl. Sometimes she even complies. - Deborah Fitchett
Not fair! Waked all over today to store to clean to prepare flower beds and plant seeds inside and to playground after dinner. Misfit on pebble says 100 steps today !! My days stuck at the computer I at least get 500
if this makes me a bad person. so be it. but I can't help pronouncing our rep's name for this $$$$ publisher as "sucker"
Sometimes it's ok to be a bad person. The challenge is not to slip while you're actually talking to them. - John Dupuis
Do I have people in my Twitter feed I don't follow and weren't retweeted by someone I follow? I bit confused.
advertising? - RepoRat
Suggested tweets? - Joe
Micah's download thingy worked beautifully, but uh-oh I was supposed to be dissertating!
i'm an idiot. updated R, Rstudio, figured out new oauth thingy in TwitteR... only to realize the chain of tweets i wanted was more than 3,200 ago in the user's timeline so inaccessible. i could have probably written a page or more. i'm going to bed. Dissertating starts at 7 or earlier tomorrow.
Me: do you need to pee? Her: no (x3). Me: come on you'd better pee her: NO! (3x) ... Her: uh-oh accident
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
then got her all cleaned up and before we got her dressed me: maybe you better try to go potty again: her: i'm done I don't need to I'm sure [she ends every answer with "i'm sure"]. Me like 5 minutes later: "whew' what's that smell. her:need a new pull up. - Christina Pikas
Tayediggs followed me on twitter. He must be bored.
a lot of the other social networks are gross or uncomfortable. really. but maybe it's just my friends.
Yes I'm a horrible person because I don't want to take my phone out of the otterbox to put it in some keep frog device for my kids to play with it
And install whatever app. And have them fight over it - Christina Pikas from iPhone
luddite - Meg VMeg from Android
Getting a phone out of an otterbox is no joking matter. I hated having to do it to place a new screen film on mine. - Katy S
I don't want to risk it out of the protective covering for a minute. i don't want them to play with it. i don't want them to play with it out of the covering. - Christina Pikas
Not every object in the world is for kids. You're fine. - Rachel Walden
this snow is messing up my dissertating. i hope daycare is open tomorrow or it's not going to be pretty.
oopsie - meant to send a message to one person (a buddy) and sent to the entire chminf. oh well.
Wasn't inappropriate in the slightest. - Meg VMeg
I must stop reading posts from another person doing a similar dissertation who started 10mo ago did 50 interviews and has now written her entire 250pg dissertation an is sending to advisor.
Who spends 4-6hrs a day on it - Christina Pikas from iPhone
who apparently just will get 10 pages written in a day. - Christina Pikas
Stop. Now. $100 says this person does not have children. - laura x from iPhone
^ This. Also, that they might be on fellowship and have no other responsibilities. - Katy S
Another $100 says they are boring as all get out. - Meg VMeg
Thank you - Christina Pikas from iPhone
don't compare your insides with their outsides. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
too funny. colleagues just delivered this awesome detailed literature analysis to team here, first response back was "are you sure the chief scientist of the air force is a woman? that name is usually male"
(yep, she's a woman. she came to speak with us last fall, too. and it's Mica not Micah so yeah.) - Christina Pikas
women can science? WHOODATHUNKIT. - RepoRat
LMGTFY... :p - Hedgehog
I was confused at first. #vanitysearch - Micah from iPhone
hyperventilating: looked at calendar. need to finish dissertation in maybe less than 3 weeks.
*shakes pompoms* - Kirsten
whenever i do roast chicken following any of Bittman's recipes, the smoke detector goes off. Amazingly, this time daughter apparently continued to nap through it.
This is why I always disable the smoke detectors upon moving to a new place. I dislike getting machines scream at me whenever I cook. - laura x from iPhone
oh man, hope I don't have to pay my employer back for the $60 surcharge Maryland put on my bill. I really can't afford any thing extra. Poor grad students - it's not covered for them by tuition remission or anything.
Our forecast for Thursday is either no snow or 10" or something in between lol
That narrows it down a bit. - Kirsten
i'm gonna cry or explode. this dude really, really wants an update of this graph i delivered and by COB today. gonna take going back and looking up a whole buncha data again. coworker offered to help, but she didn't get enough data or put it in the format i need so i'm going to have to go back and do her stuff
and my daughter is singing off key... really loud. and i'm hungry. - Christina Pikas
Oh geese, that sounds nuts. Hope everything went ok in the end. - Kirsten from Android
there is no end! ... i'll work on this until i collapse tonight. that's the best i can do. luckily husband entertained and now is taking kids for a ride for a little - Christina Pikas
No collapse but finally sent the best it's gonna be for now - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yay mother in law watching the kids yesterday while I went to an important meeting
Boo she reorganized all our stuff in the family room including taking stuff out if the box set aside to donate - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yay her insisting I didn't do anything for dinner - she would bring - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Boo - she only brought enough for my husband and she "made" him eat it while I was out (kids didn't have anything ) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Oh well. Meeting went well and this way I didn't have to beg my husband to watch them (even though he was there the whole time - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I get told my library doesn't exist by someone on our technical staff probably once a month. And today someone in my group said she didn't know we offered training or she would have come... i just don't even know.
fwiw, my existence isn't questioned, they just think i'm a magical person who "knows people" who can magically "get things" - Christina Pikas
so, you're not so much a librarian as a Fixer? - Pete's Got To Go
a retired faculty member told me she thought I was more of a research consultant than a librarian. *sigh* Dude, a librarian CAN BE a research consultant. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
can normal people just link through to flickr any more? when i try i get stuck on a page that wants me to install an app (even if i'm using a regular computer).
That worked for me, but all the ones from johns hopkins library blog do not. hrm. - Christina Pikas
doing the dissertation analysis and I need to check twitter for a couple of details... and I can't help reading more elseviervalentines ... no discipline whatsoever.
Oh good. Like I needed more distraction ;) - ellbeecee
So... um... what if I'm still enjoying it? - http://christinaslisrant.scientopia.org/2015...
If only there were 30 hours in a day. - Joe
Jean Bon-bon (as played by cookie monster) is a riot. I think sesame street has gotten a lot more clever over the years. (Les Mis take off to teach about feelings)
https://www.youtube.com/watch... (for those of you who also need to sing along) ;) - Hedgehog
Thanks! - bentley
I don't get this "This material is declared a work of the U.S.Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States.Copies of this paper may be made for personal or internal use, on conditionthat the copier pay the $10.00 per-copy fee to the Copyright ClearanceCenter, Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923; include the...
this is from AIAA from a 2006 journal article. so if it's not copyrightable, then why isn't in NASA's technical report archive? why isn't it on the NASA web site for the program? why would i pay $10 to make a personal or internal copy? - Christina Pikas
"This item is free after you pay 19.99" - lris
Sounds like a mistake caused by poor programming of some auto-scripts to me. One of those things may be true, but not both. (Where for the latter statement, there are caveats to "true" involving fair uses, etc.) - Marianne
you're paying for the copy service, not the copyright. as to why it isn't in NASA's archive - good question. CCC is also well known for selling OA articles. - jambina
(because NASA archivists were too busy writing OAIS? *rimshot*) - RepoRat
I don't think you're paying for the copy service because it's asking the *copier* to pay the fee to CCC, not asking you to pay the fee to the copier. - Deborah Fitchett
Oh hai visual disturbance is your migraine friend coming soon? I'd like to be able to see my entire field clearly.
googled for a map of Pakistan and got Pakistan, Mexico :)
I googled Latitude Boston, and it took me to a company called Latitude in Boston. - Joe
Looking at bikes for sale - one only used in th apartment. How sad.
aw man. next house over was foreclosed and is standing empty. it's supposed to be "winterized" but water is pouring out of the walls - literally. I'm guessing sprinkler piping burst over the upstairs. I called the company but they've got to be losing hundreds of gallons of water. and all the new carpeting the company put into it.
Yikes :( - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Ouch. =( - rønin
:( Do you know how/ where to turn the water off at the street? - Steve C, Team Marina
I'd have to scrape away snow, pull off an access thing and stick something down there to do it at he street. Husband thought he could get in and I asked when I called and they said not to - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Well listed for sale. No mention of anything. Still at least 100k over market. Husband says you can see the bedroom ceilings are down from the window. http://www.zillow.com/homedet... - Christina Pikas from iPhone
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