It was recently pointed out to me that things have been far too quiet in this here bit of blogspace and since my better half is rather preoccupied at a conference in Canada I thought I'd take up the slack for a bit.
It's been a particularly frustrating evening of data processing for a poster I'm presenting soon in Austria - the bug I thought I'd fixed in the Fortran code has spontaneously re-appeared making me a very unhappy bunny indeed! A late night is in prospect, so here's a little light relief...
It's been a rather snowy March here (well it's snowed more than once - that's a lot for our little bit of England) and I caught this photo of the local birdlife making the most of the peanuts I put out for them...
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
After all the talk by my (senior) colleagues, I did not even make the shortlist. Basically we had three candidates who were of exceptional quality and experience that placed them several steps above us other candidates. Of the remaining 9 candidates, I was apparantly up top but it was not a clear cut decision between me and others of similar experience and so they have opted to interview only the three.
I cannot say that I am 100% fine with this, but neither am I tearing my hair out and crying. It is a bit annoying that I wasted so much time preparing my application but hindsight is a beautiful thing. As the Dean said, I am young and in a relatively secure position, I have the future all ahead of me. Plus from my own point of view I am doing just what I always wanted to do.
Anyway, I may not have a job interview to prepare for but I do have to prepare two talks and a poster for three upcoming meetings so I will be quiet for some time. If this blog was more popular I would advertise for guest bloggers :-)
Apologies to those I am sort of in mid-debate with over various issues. I am afraid real life is getting in the way and as I have said before I am making stark choices on what blogging I do and respond to.
p.s. points for anyone who can name the song that the title of this post is a recurring line out of.
Posted by Kav at 15:38
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
The RSPCA is asking for the publics help to stop the government ordering a cull of Badgers in the UK. The farmers believe that badgers infect their cattle with Bovine TB, however recent scientific evidence indicates the most prevalent source of infection is from other cows! There is also evidence that a badger cull may actually spread the problem since with less badgers around their territory expands.
There is currently a public consultation by the government about the proposed culling so now is the time for us to do something about it. The deadline is 10th March 2006 so do not delay!!
This RSPCA website has links to the relevant information and who to write to/email. They even have a handy letter template to help you.
Posted by Em at 13:05