The one hour workday

I want to share this text, The 1-hour workday, which a friend posted on Facebook recently (see, it can be good for something!). In the text an academic discuss his trick to keep productive (in the sense of writing papers) in the middle of all other university tasks, such as classes, meetings, reviews, activities. His […]

Well, that didn’t work

Another aborted attempt at blogging regularly. After that post on Sunday, I just couldn’t pull myself to write again. I wonder about my thinking process. When I am in the bus or train, my random thoughts always have this little “I should blog this” part — this also happens sometimes when I am taking a […]

The Singularity is passing by me

This past week I have been doing a lot of introspecting about my self-dissatisfaction. Sometimes I evaluated what I have been doing with my life, sometimes I just wallow in self pity, sometimes I even delete games from my computer and draw strategies to turn everything right starting this very moment. It has been a […]

Mental fat, part 2

When i was in high school, I remember a weekend when I solved 300 physics problems to study for the university entrance examination. In the first presentation of my master degree, I had a thick stack of papers that I had referenced in a few weeks in order to prepare for it. Somehow, I feel […]

Bad weekend

I have two papers that I am preparing for the CEC2015 conference. The deadline is on the 18th (two weeks from now). While (most of) the experiments are all done, the writing of the papers is pretty much in the beginning. Because of my current “publish or perish” situation, I decided that this weekend I […]

Late night

Procastination will be the death of me. I had a short to-do list tonight, a little spill from work. Answer a short e-mail here. Calculate some statistical tests there. Syncronize my netbook with my work computer — by all means this should have taken an hour, most. but it is 1:00 AM now and I […]

Gossiping and Politics

So today was my first day working back at the university of Tsukuba. Everyone was commenting on how “I had been away for 1 month”, and if I had “enjoyed my long vacations”… This kinda sucks, because I’ve been to Brazil for only 20 days, and only 10 of those were actual vacations. The first […]