I just looked over Geekman's shoulder at the paper he is working on.
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AWESOME! :) This made me smile.
haha that's just like what i do :)
My drafts often have BLAH BLAH BLAH in them.
Oh, I so totally do this! (without all the science stuff, of course!)
hee hee. I do this too, with lots of exclamations marks and things. And yeah, the blah blah blah like dr. brazen hussy too.
I use QQQQQQQ to say "what the hell", but Geekman's is better. I suspect it will inevitably be found i one or two dissertations this year as a result...
I will admit to having formulas not unlike that scribble in old notepads - and I only have half a clue what they mean any more.The scary thought is how many years it has been since I was in education now... must be 15?Perhaps I should get that Open University prospectus back out of the cupboard...(btw - wandered in here via the NaBloPoMo participant list - good luck!)
I totally used to do this, but then I sent out a write-up of something for an online course I was helping to develop, and when I got comments from other members of the group, it turned out that I had left at the end, "Where am I going to go from here?" To which they all responded, "We all had the same question."Now I'm frightened of notes-to-self, because apparently I'm a really bad editor and won't notice them.(Okay, now I highlight them in bright colours.)
Mmmm....the equation's hot, and that line in the middle made me laugh out loud.
All you people who write notes like that -- have you ever accidentally left them in? Q of W P's story is hilarious, but at least it was only the other group members rather than reviewers or similar...Jonathan -- thanks. Good luck to you too.
I do notes to myself all the time, and I used to accidentally leave them in and get people saying odd things about it, and then I discovered the comments in word which solve that problem nicely (unless you're emailing the file to people) and they're kinda hard to miss.Oh, and I highlight stuff obsessively too.I figure, one day, someone will look at a half-finnished report of mine and wonder what all the bright colours and bits-and-pieces-on-the-side are all about, and then suggest I visit a shrink if I've progressed from talking to myself to writing notes to myself.
Had a shell star article I was putting together a while back. The tables of numbers were correct and several of the paragraphs were reasonable, but the abstract consisted of "Waffle on here" and the Conclusion: Haven't the foggiest. The occasional footnotes were also ... idiosyncratic.Completely forgot to remove the unpublishable bits before passing on to co-author when he wanted a copy. Luckily he didn't seem to mind too much.Stellar_muddle
Conclusion: Haven't the foggiestI LOVE that, Stellar_muddle!
Ouch. Yes, I once left them in for a 300-level paper. I think I noticed at home and managed to slip a substitute copy under the lecturer's door, with the explanation that my word processor had garbled two paragraphs and that this was the correct version. I got away with it.
Huh. I believe Geekman and I may share certain professional interests, at least to some degree.
Sheepish -- you mean you both "cite the crap" out of things professionally? :) Or does his equation make sense to you?
The equation doesn't exactly make sense to me, in and of itself, but the text does.
Then in about a year's time you can search the appropriate journals and work out who Geekman is :)
Heh. The community is way too small; I can do that now. ;)And I would assume he can do the same with minimal effort.
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