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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:40 pm 
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*at risk of making this the venting thread: what's with the hatred of vegetables? I get that a restaurant isn't going to be as vegetable-heavy as rustic home cooking can be. But increasingly it seems as though the only 'vegetables' you get are a drizzle of pureed something and two small potatoes, and perhaps some garnish, or shredded/toasted whatever (or possibly pencil sharpenings, it's hard to tell), and then your only non-meat option is to pay £5 for a couple of sad green beans on the side, and another £5 for a "salad" that's just three lettuce leaves. Come on people, the vegetables are meant to be the cheap bit!

Happily, I haven't really noticed that trend here.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:50 pm 
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But increasingly it seems as though the only 'vegetables' you get are a drizzle of pureed something and two small potatoes, and perhaps some garnish, or shredded/toasted whatever (or possibly pencil sharpenings, it's hard to tell)

This kind of reminds me of Croatia.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:23 pm 
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I now also got notifications working in my IRC client.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:09 pm 
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I now also got notifications working in my IRC client.

I'm jealous. If only I had skills like that so I could write a working XMPP/GG client for Linux and use it instead of Kadu (which is unmaintained as of now).

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:54 pm 
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And now I have color and text styles working for everything but the topic. However I do not have any means of entering color or text styles at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:30 pm 
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Salmoneus wrote:

*at risk of making this the venting thread: what's with the hatred of vegetables? I get that a restaurant isn't going to be as vegetable-heavy as rustic home cooking can be. But increasingly it seems as though the only 'vegetables' you get are a drizzle of pureed something and two small potatoes, and perhaps some garnish, or shredded/toasted whatever (or possibly pencil sharpenings, it's hard to tell), and then your only non-meat option is to pay £5 for a couple of sad green beans on the side, and another £5 for a "salad" that's just three lettuce leaves. Come on people, the vegetables are meant to be the cheap bit!


I really don't understand that either. Maybe other people really go to restaurants for a nicely prepared cut of meat, but I prefer having a balanced meal... (in fact I'll very happily go without any meat, too).

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:38 pm 
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Ooh, you'd love Indian food. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:15 pm 
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din wrote:
I really don't understand that either. Maybe other people really go to restaurants for a nicely prepared cut of meat, but I prefer having a balanced meal... (in fact I'll very happily go without any meat, too).

Same here, though I hate the use of meat substitutes or things that pretend to be meat. (Indian food is great in this respect.) But that's separate.


Happy: The manuscript I (and some coworkers) submitted to Langmuir didn't get rejected! We got some "revision required" comments (two out of three said "major revisions needed" and the third said "publish as-is"), but there doesn't appear to be a lot needed to get it through the reviewers again and accepted (no need for whole new runs of experiments, for example; just some reworking and reformulating the analysis and stating some things more explicitly).

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:58 am 
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Sounds like a perfectly reasonable referee round then, a bit of work but nothing out of the ordinary.

We are currently having a maybe too swift referee round with a paper that we submitted about a month ago. Against everyone's expectations the referee report came back in only two weeks. We'd expected it to take far longer and thus had put some additional model runs going after the paper submission. Now we have the positive report and could in principle get the paper accepted pretty quickly, but if we also want to include the extra runs in the paper, we still have to wait a couple of weeks before resubmitting.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Sounds like a perfectly reasonable referee round then, a bit of work but nothing out of the ordinary.

Indeed, that's what other people are saying. And we do have three weeks (but sooner is better, naturally). After discussions with my boss, though, he wants more experiments, but they'll just take about a day to go through, assuming all goes well. Tomorrow is prep (cleaning the devices, preparing a new solution, etc.) with the runs and analysis on Thursday and Friday.

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We are currently having a maybe too swift referee round with a paper that we submitted about a month ago. Against everyone's expectations the referee report came back in only two weeks. We'd expected it to take far longer and thus had put some additional model runs going after the paper submission. Now we have the positive report and could in principle get the paper accepted pretty quickly, but if we also want to include the extra runs in the paper, we still have to wait a couple of weeks before resubmitting.

That's both a good and bad thing. Hopefully the deadline for re-submission isn't too close...

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:41 pm 
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That's both a good and bad thing. Hopefully the deadline for re-submission isn't too close...


Luckily a resubmission deadline is something I've never encountered in astronomical journals. That means that as long as you keep yourself and your co-authors disciplined, you can take a bit of time to think your response through.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:46 pm 
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I'm probably moving to France in a few months. Great job over forthcoming, that is.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:18 pm 
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I'm probably moving to France in a few months. Great job over forthcoming, that is.

Fingers crossed!


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:54 pm 
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hwhatting wrote:
masako wrote:
I'm probably moving to France in a few months. Great job over forthcoming, that is.

Fingers crossed!

Echoed! Where'll you be in France, if you don't mind me asking?

gach wrote:
vampireshark wrote:
That's both a good and bad thing. Hopefully the deadline for re-submission isn't too close...


Luckily a resubmission deadline is something I've never encountered in astronomical journals. That means that as long as you keep yourself and your co-authors disciplined, you can take a bit of time to think your response through.

Oh, that is nice. Each of the times I remember having to do resubmission, they've given a not particularly hard deadline, normally about a month, but there is a deadline that they claim they want your response by, so it's never really a rush and there's time to think things over (but definitely not to re-do a year's worth of experiments!). So, still, there isn't a hurry, but there's at least an end in sight. (And especially with the holidays approaching...)


Other minor happy: Amazon Prime has finally come to Luxembourg. Definitely a plus for ordering lots of things, especially the supply of coffee, chips, candy, and nuts I use in my group's coffee room to help separate people from their money provide reasonably-priced snacking opportunities for the research unit.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:38 pm 
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vampireshark wrote:
Where'll you be in France, if you don't mind me asking?

Most likely, near Cognac.

hwhatting wrote:
Fingers crossed!

Thank you.

It's one of those "not gonna happen again" type of opportunities. I'm very excited about it, but I have to stay calm until I know for sure. Looks like about 98% sure, at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:50 pm 
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Hahahaha! And another one bites the dust!

Just finished a project. I'm almost as happy as when I read this paper: https://husant.github.io/Xpander/files/xpander-full.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:55 pm 
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I hope the move to France happens, Masako.

My own situation has improved since the Spring and the problems we had with my brother-in-law in the weeks before and after his mother's death. My wife and I have got a lot of work done on the estate and are nearly ready to get the paperwork signed off. Just heard today that there's a proposal to name a new road down in Devon after both my in-laws. They were both local councillors down there for many years. Hopefully the proposal will go through, it would be a good way to remember them.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Little happy thing: This forum still exists!

I first discovered it over fourteen years ago! It was crazy to discover that other people made up languages for fun and it was an influencing factor in me going on to studying linguistics at university up to post-graduate level.

So, thank you, everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:19 am 
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This just went online.

I so happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:23 am 
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Congratulations! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Congratulations indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Publication #4 (and my first first-author publication) just got approved. Will be some time before it goes live, but still feels quite nice to get the notification of acceptance.

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:43 pm 
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Congrats again!

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Things Thread
PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Today was Pączki Day at work and someone brought kola nut chocolate, so I am pretty hopped up right now.

Plus I got to talk with a coworker about language learning and conlangs, so I'm stoked.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:22 pm 
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I brought in paczki for my coworkers today! I was originally just going to get a couple for myself, then decided to be a nice person and ordered two boxes to share. The bakery where I got them had a bunch of interesting flavors--the surprising favorite (to me) was apple with a cinnamon/powdered sugar coating. (I also was able to introduce one of my coworkers to paczki, which was fun; he's from Maryland and had never heard of them before)

Fat Tuesday's the best.

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