It Does Exist!
During a trip to Porto’s Ceija I was able to confirm that one of the professorial caste’s most cherished yet elusive objects does exist: The conceptual machine.
In this case, it is a 3D metal printer, and it printed this piece of hardware (and many others); this one took about 12h to finish.
Sunday’s Ultra Short Story: That’s so Crazy!
At the doctor’s office, the nurse said:
“Oh, you are a professor! That is so crazy!”
I had to agree.
PS: I understand that this post may feel facetious to some. To me it is comic relief that I want to share with similarly inflicted colleagues.
Alternative Definition of Theoretical Saturation in Qualitative Research
- Theoretical Saturation
- The mental state of a researcher wanting to finish up the work and go home for the holidays.
What is it About the WTFPL That Students Always Choose it as The Example?
Re: Your unsolicited email / our joint problem
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, RobertP@informationhub.biz, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, …
Dear PR professional:
With respect to our joint problem, Stanford researchers have found a solution!
Please see here for the answer: http://www.scs.stanford.edu/~dm/home/papers/remove.pdf
With kind regards,
PS: If the research paper above doesn’t load, please see this copy: remove.pdf
O RLY? LaTeX Beautiful Typesetting
Too (professionally) funny not to share it.
The Reviews Are in And It Ain’t Pretty
From the first review: Best application of grounded theory that I have seen in a long time!
From the second review: I have seen grounded theory; this ain’t it.
From the third review: What is grounded theory?
Conclusion: No more grounded theory.
PS: Those reviews are a synthesis of prior experiences.
One Student’s First Encounter with Academic Writing
Non Sequitur #DesignPatternsHumor
A colleague earlier today showed me this student answer from one of his exams:
The student answer for “name a design pattern” is “hotel” and the answer for “that pattern’s intent” is “book hotel”. Repeat for a second pattern called “flight” and its intent “book flight”.