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Christina Pikas

Christina Pikas

science and technology librarian; doctoral student in information studies
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
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? -
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) (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. =( - rönin
:( 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. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Using more of the possible dimensions in a network graph -
Seems like I only bitch and moan on here - looking at my posts. Sorry about that! Will try to be more positive. Got to work on time today, yay!
Hey, what are friends for? - Kirsten
what Kirsten said. - RepoRat
I must be misreading your posts, because that's not what I get. - Walt Crawford
Our children do enough of it. We're entitled from time to time. (I also don't read your posts that way, fwiw.) - laura x
aw shit. my very cool new-ish boss who has been "acting" and working her butt off to make us more strategic is back demoted and they're bringing in an IT project manager to run us.
:( - Hedgehog
Hopefully the new person will do equally well. - Kirsten from Android
apparently the department head made a big deal out of how you don't need any subject matter expertise to manage our group ... and by way of introducing herself she talked about how she had taught people how to search the internet at a community college so that's her experience right there. but i'm going to try to be positive. - Christina Pikas
Oh. Oh dear. So both defensive about her lack of knowledge in your area while at the same time trying to show that she fits in. That's not going to be confusing for everyone involved. Not at all. - Kirsten
I need to find a way to hide from my kids so I can eat chocolate chips from the bag.
Can't you just pour the chocolate chips into a paper or plastic cup, and eat them that way? That's what I used to do. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
my uncle Abner used to buy 2 kinds of chocolate - the good stuff for him, and the cheap stuff for the kids. It's not quite the solution for this situation, but it's something to keep in mind. lol. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I've tried putting them in different containers with no luck. :( - Christina Pikas
My mom always hid her chocolate stash in the freezer. I was in high school before I realized that when she was getting ice, she would often also pop a few chocolate chips. - Kirsten
^^ Very smart mom. - bentley
Smart and tricky. :-) - Kirsten
Even smarter would be storing them in a recycled bag from frozen peas. ;) - April Russo
My mom kept chocolate in her nightstand drawer. So do I. In a Ziploc so ants won't find it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The solution is simple. Just ask, "Who wants to help sweep and mop the kitchen floor?" When you find yourself abandoned in the kitchen, eat your chocolate chips. - Alfred C. Ingram
except they like to "sweep" and "mop" even more than they like chocolate chips. maybe cleaning up toys will work though :) - Christina Pikas
Ugh they did warn me they would reboot my computer at 8 but life intervened and no time to save and be graceful. I tried to kill VPN fast but too late.
Very disappointed about this supposed snow storm. Maybe an inch and a half here.
yep, couple inches here but not the feet of snow i was promised! i demand a refund! - Sir Shuping is just sir
somebody at work is selling Annie tickets for $250 for two. You'd have to pay me way more than that to go to Annie.
Anyone know about "Journal of Small Satellites"? afaict not in DOAJ. Publisher site (Deepak Publishing) looks a bit, um, incomplete? BUT there's a good article by a reputable researcher there. Oh, and the site is down right now.
What is it? Title, volume, issue, page? I see the cached version. - Joe
The one by swartwout on cubesats vol2 issue 2 - Christina Pikas from iPhone
This PDF link work for you? [If not, I can email it to ya.] - Joe
It works but the parent site doesn't. Or didn't. But I guess I'm wondering about the journal - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Never thought I'd see this day: Refworks is importing conference papers from Scopus *correctly* and isn't importing them correctly from WoS.
oh, ha-ha ... fooled me. a bunch from scopus have the proceedings title 3x in the field. separated by ; - Christina Pikas
i'm going to do something in R or Python one of these days for de duping instead of refworks. i totally am. - Christina Pikas
today has been gross: boy peed on my lap. boy drooled into my water - I hope I saw the first time he did it. girl threw up all over me. picked up water glass and saw a bug in it. i don't even know. ugh.
One of those days... :-( Hopefully tomorrow will be a happier day. - Stephan from iPhone
Ugh. - Marie
BTDT. Hope tomorrow is less disgusting! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
hah! I couldn't remember which article I read for my STS independent study ... couldn't remember title, author, publication... googled "sts article sheep chernobyl farmer expertise" and it worked! amazing :)
Still sick. Out of girl pull ups and milk. Apparently boy feeling better as he is jumping on me. Send help. Cough. Cough. Groan. Blow nose.
*sends cats* - Sir Shuping is just sir
offers kleenex. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Poor Mr 2.75. Cuddled up on my lap snoozing. Didn't even want breakfast. Ms. 2.75 must have been why we're all up.
:-( - Kirsten from Android
He's actually back in bed asleep. I hope he's not coming down with what Ms. 2.75 and I have been battling but it doesn't look good :( - Christina Pikas from iPhone
2 year old shot mother (reached into purse, grabbed her gun, and shot her)... I totally believe my kids would do this. Then regret it. Maybe. So no loaded guns in my purse - hurts enough to be stabbed with a wooden Melissa and Doug knife.
My kid, too. Yikes. - laura x
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