Archive for March, 2012
Just sent a second revision of a paper back to the editor. Sometimes you have a pretty good indication that if you fulfill all of the reviewers’ recommendations that your revision will be accepted, and other times it’s pretty uncertain. It feels especially risky when it’s revision #2 because if it doesn’t get accepted at this point, there really isn’t anywhere for the paper to go (other than to another journal, which usually happens after an appropriate sulking/cooling-off period). Goodbye dear paper, we did all that we could to make you better, fare thee well in the sometimes-cruel world that is peer review.
(Fortunately, I usually have pretty good experiences with editors/reviewers. Now I review regularly for JCSD and other journals, I realize what a service reviewing is, and appreciate how generous reviewers are when they take the time to give a very thorough review.)
[Q] How do you publish?
[A] Be stubborn, try to write almost every day, and know that rejection is a very, very normal part of the process.
Best part: “Psycho-mo-hum-wha?”
Reposting from AngryPhil. I don’t know anything about this guy, but it’s kind of surreal that his mother’s business (classic Korean liquor store) derailed his nomination to the NJ Supreme Court: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/senate_committee_rejects_phill.html
Some everyday reminders of the broken world that we live in:
On a less depressing note, am having a wonderful time in Louisville catching up with friends and seeing my colleague Susan Komives receive the ACPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
I love my LG VX8300 but it’s literally falling apart. Fortunately I have another clam shell waiting in the wings: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/fashion/a-hardy-group-holds-out-on-smartphones.html?src=recg
Another perspective on Murray’s book: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/opinion/sunday/when-poverty-was-white.html
I hope he knows how great the World Bank cafeteria is: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/business/global/dartmouth-president-is-obamas-pick-for-world-bank.html?_r=1&src=tp&smid=fb-share
I thought that the video of President Kim dancing to Thriller was totally wiped off the internet, but a brief clip survives (this link may be dead in the next 48 hours). [Original article here] If he’s selected, here’s hoping that the World Bank has an annual talent show…
This “finding” that DC ranks 44th/50th on most stressed cities is pretty surprising, but I wonder if there’s any linkage with the high concentration of SuperZips (see below post on Coming Apart–Murray uses the greater DC area for a lot of his examples of SuperZips) in the area:
I have a few good friends under the age of 8 who keep me up to date on trends within the small fry community, but it’s funny to see one of their games written up in the New York Times:
I have to agree, there’s something strangely satisfying about ripping the cord on that top.