Monthly Archives: January 2014

Worst Book Review Ever

Book review: Happy City – Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, by Charles Montgomery. This book was handed to me by my employer as it is tangentially related to my field of work before the holidays for some light reading. … Continue reading

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What I learnt from marking labs for 6 straight hours while drinking caffeinated beverages the entire time

Abstract: As a TA for advanced undergraduate physics labs, I had to mark (“grade” in American) a lot of lab reports last quarter. Being a slow and poorly motivated marker, while wanting to give good feedback to my students, means … Continue reading

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2013 in Review: Quotes Part 2

Continuing with quoting stuff from part 1. “О сердцевед, ты видишь все пути И знаешь все, что я скажу, заране Мои нечаянные умолчанья В молитвы мне по благости зачти” —Николоз Бараташвили Моя молитва пер. Б. Пастернака “Whoever maintains that this … Continue reading

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2013 in Review: Quotes Part 1

As you may or may not know, the year 2013 recently ended. For me, 2013 was a year where I wrote stuff down. And now the stuff I wrote down I will put on this blog. It may seem like … Continue reading

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You will readily believe what this blogger thinks about upworthy-style headlines

They’re terrible. Specifically, they’re terrible because they deliberately obscure what the thing you’re clicking on will be about. I have often clicked on things I had no interest in seeing, which is at least neutral. But I have also oftentimes … Continue reading

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Fake Truth Part II

As previously mentioned, I love stories of real-world frauds, or, even better, ambiguous stories where it’s unclear what’s real and what’s not. Here are two more additions to my favourites that I want to present to you in this episode … Continue reading

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