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Thread: The Facebook-esque post your current status thread

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23-Sep-08, 20:04
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Sylvester is in a strange world of relaxedom. He got up early this morning, worked all day and is now sat with his feet up for the rest of the day. Most unusual.

Thread: Let's have a forum meet: Episode II

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23-Sep-08, 19:57
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I think the PGF would love to meet us all. They could lay on sausage sandwiches with Henderson's Relish, and I could check up on Sylvester the fish. Sheffield all the way, in god's own county.

Thread: Books on how to write literature reviews

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22-Sep-08, 22:34
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Yes, that would be great. I have to say that I found the LR the most slow-going, long-winded part of the PhD. Not only do you have to read widely, but when you write the review you have to get your paraphrasing spot on. Grhhh.

Thread: Books on how to write literature reviews

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22-Sep-08, 20:26
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Off the top of my head I can't think of any, but I do remember finding something good on the web awhile ago, if I can find it I'll post the link. As I'm sure you are aware there's more to it than Fred says this and Ginger says that. You've got to explore the limitations of the literature and relate it to the aims and objectives of your project. That's my tuppence-worth. I'm sure the others will have ideas.

Thread: How much teaching do people do?

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22-Sep-08, 20:07
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This year (my 3rd year) none - I opted out. Previously I took one module (and the occasional hour or two of demonstrating which is quite lucrative and involves little effort, so i might continue with this if asked). When factoring in prep and marking time, the module amounted to one day per week of my time. I would have been teaching the same module this year as I have for the previous 2 years. Suffice to say, it would add nothing new to my CV. Up until Christmas I'm using my spare day to learn some modelling/IT skills which WILL add to my CV. After Christmas, it's PhD 5 days a week (or more) until this thing is done!

Thread: The Facebook-esque post your current status thread

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22-Sep-08, 00:01
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Sylvester is off to bed. After an afternoon of procrastination he ended up doing some decent work tonight and has earned his day out in the hills with his bike tomorrow. Yay!

Thread: PGF on Facebook

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21-Sep-08, 15:21
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Quote From thecoastman:

I was kinda hoping you'd be a cat.

Like a black and white cat that likes chasing birds?

Thread: The Facebook-esque post your current status thread

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21-Sep-08, 15:13
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Those of us who Facebook will be familiar with this, you simply enter a bit of text starting with your username: "Sylvester...." denoting what you are up to right now. I'll start the thread off but feel free to join in..

"Sylvester is supposed to be learning some programming but is finding it difficult so is surfing instead."

Thread: Where is DanB?

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21-Sep-08, 14:42
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Nope, just me being stupid. I posted on the other DanB thread that's why.

If I know DanB he'll still be reading this forum and basking in the all the attention (he might even be posting under a different name although no one on here resembles him, so perhaps not)!

Thread: Where is DanB?

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21-Sep-08, 14:22
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Hmmm, did I just imagine that I posted on this thread yesterday or has someone deleted my post ??!!??

Thread: The nocturnal workers' thread

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21-Sep-08, 14:19
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Quote From thecoastman:

Does being in your Department on a Sunday also count as the graveyard shift?

In that case, I'm included as well (I was here yesterday too). That said, I'm taking tomorrow off to go cycling in the hills. Would have gone today but the roads will be full of sightseers. I just hope the weather holds!

Thread: who is the most favourite person on the forum

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20-Sep-08, 21:34
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No, I am DanB.

Thread: Grrhhhh, I've started talking to myself again

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20-Sep-08, 18:54
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"Sylvester is pleased he switched off the email me when someone replies function".

Thread: I see loony season is open us once again...

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20-Sep-08, 18:42
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Yes, I'm just jealous really.....

"Sylvester wonders if academics stop ogling undergraduates when they're old and crusty"

...academics being old and crusty, not the UGs!

Thread: PGF on Facebook

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20-Sep-08, 18:36
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Hmmmm, maybe I should stop masquerading as the Hoff and become a black and white fish instead.
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