Tuesday, April 15, 2014
atlasofprejudice:

20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

atlasofprejudice:

20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

We’re not in Santa Barbara anymore

I spent Wednesday-Friday (and my first regular snowstorm in five years) in Manhattan working with a project with colleagues BC and KL at NASA-GISS (top photo, yes, it’s above the Seinfeld diner). It was BC and my first time collaborating outside of Santa Barbara and I may have been a little shocked by the snow. Like all good collaborators though BC dried my socks and shoes on his heater. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ASN 2014

Excellent meeting in Asilomar. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

On the road again

But this time with no door to post the news on. Will add updates when I can. Today it’s time to see Mavericks.

Monday, December 30, 2013
One last go at the Beaty 224 blackboard
Earlier this month I wrapped up my last day in UBC’s Biodiversity Discussion Group. We talked about different views on how science works and how it should work — I was reminded many times that I have been very lucky to be at UBC these two years and have been gifted time with so many fantastic colleagues. 

One last go at the Beaty 224 blackboard

Earlier this month I wrapped up my last day in UBC’s Biodiversity Discussion Group. We talked about different views on how science works and how it should work — I was reminded many times that I have been very lucky to be at UBC these two years and have been gifted time with so many fantastic colleagues. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

More from UBC huts skit 2013

Breaking math featuring Sally, Mike, Michael and Dolph. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Just back from Hawaii, for work!

And it was fantastic, productive, excellent food, very good company, Christmas carols and waves. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Huts 2013 music video: Blurred bird clines

This is the reason I went to UBC (though the video I came for: I’m in a Pond, is still the best, if you ask me).

Friday, December 6, 2013
There are no words to say what an amazing time I have had at UBC. So I will just share this photo from Huts 2013 and say it has been everything and more than I ever expected and I have been so very, very lucky.

There are no words to say what an amazing time I have had at UBC. So I will just share this photo from Huts 2013 and say it has been everything and more than I ever expected and I have been so very, very lucky.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
'When someone presumes to correct your pronunciation, a knowing smile is an appropriate response.'
Or you could spend hours writing long diatribes at said person attempting to prove that you are right and the other wrong. But wait — that latter bit is not in the Jepson manual (the quote is, Hickman 1993) I suspect because we’re all lucky enough in science to be surrounded by those who generally see what matters, what doesn’t, and know how to take in: feedback, pointless corrections and truly impressive, useful criticism. And I take great comfort in that when, after pointing out to a group of students that many people (myself included) think the word data should generally be treated as plural, I received absolutely silly, long, indignant emails from several of the students. There are so many vagaries in language and academia that I can only hope that I, and those students, learn to accept them with greater grace. Good luck to us all.

'When someone presumes to correct your pronunciation, a knowing smile is an appropriate response.'

Or you could spend hours writing long diatribes at said person attempting to prove that you are right and the other wrong. But wait — that latter bit is not in the Jepson manual (the quote is, Hickman 1993) I suspect because we’re all lucky enough in science to be surrounded by those who generally see what matters, what doesn’t, and know how to take in: feedback, pointless corrections and truly impressive, useful criticism. And I take great comfort in that when, after pointing out to a group of students that many people (myself included) think the word data should generally be treated as plural, I received absolutely silly, long, indignant emails from several of the students. There are so many vagaries in language and academia that I can only hope that I, and those students, learn to accept them with greater grace. Good luck to us all.