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Structured Procrastination: the fine art of doing less, but in a structured way,
or “I’m sorry it took me so long to get it done, I had less important things to do.”

This essay is pretty old and I read many years ago, but I just realized I never shared it. TL;DR, if you can’t beat them join them. 🙂

If you are a procrastinator, don’t try to beat your tendency into submission, instead leverage it to work on other projects. It follows the same logic that recommends to automate as many tasks as possible if you are lazy (something most CS people can relate to). After all, your brain is capable of only so many hours of creative work per day, the rest is drudge work.
Source: Structured Procrastination: Do Less & Deceive Yourself

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Industrial research?

The feeling I get sometimes...

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My first cube :)

Yahoo patent cube

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Seems like much research on Twitter data going on nowadays would benefit from reading xkcd.

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It’s something that’s difficult to explain, has many interpretations,
and the best way to learn it is to do it.

Shamelessly copied from The Apache Way

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If it doesn’t, you’re not doing it right.

And on why research is not like sex.

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Half Marathon

half marathon

Yeeah!

I got excited at the 18th km, when I realized I was going to be able to finish it 🙂

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