Monthly Archives: March 2011

Scared shitless

Everybody is scared of something. Scared of making a mistake, of looking stupid, of people finding out you are not as good as they thought you are. Scared of being left alone, of nobody liking you, of being eternally unhappy. … Continue reading

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The lobster dinner

On my way home, I realized that the famous lobster dinners at CSHL are just a metaphor for science: a ton of work, little reward, but, hey, at least you can show a pretty picture.

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It was a cold spring in Cold Spring Harbor…

A number of thoughts came to my mind while I was sitting through a (fantastic) 4 day meeting in Cold Spring Harbor: 1) People (incredibly) don’t practice their talks… Which to me is the only explanation for not fitting into … Continue reading

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It’s good when you have good taste

I’m still going through my to-read/to-watch list for the weekend and I found this very interesting video about the disconnect between one’s skills and aesthetic standards. Whatever you are learning, sometimes you are already good enough to tell what’s great … Continue reading

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10,000 hours of writing

I was catching up on my “fun” reading this weekend and I came across this blog post by Matt Might (University of Utah). Unfortunately, the only way to get better at writing is to do a lot of it. 10,000 … Continue reading

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Michael Eisen’s blog

Stumbled upon a great blog run by Michael Eisen (http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/). There aren’t that many great scientists that write openly (and interestingly) into the Internet. I do have a little science section in my Google Reader that collects a few science-related … Continue reading

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Seth’s Blog: The worst moments are your best opportunity

Seth’s Blog: The worst moments are your best opportunity That’s how we judge you and how we remember you. You are presumed to be showing us your real self when you are on deadline, have a headache, are facing a … Continue reading

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