We had a couple days respite from the smoke here in Melbourne, but today it’s back. I can’t imagine how bad it is on site, if the smoke is this bad all the way over here. Stay safe, everyone.
I got asked how long it takes to publish a paper, from when you start the experiments to when it’s finally accepted, and it gave me an idea to write this post! The short answer is that it’s like asking ‘how long is a piece of string?’ (the correct answer to that, kids, is ‘double […]
A former high school teacher of mine’s son has created this awesome website for those wanting to offer emergency accommodation to those displaced by the current bushfire crisis. https://helpinghomes.com.au/ If you know people affected by these fires, please feel free to share the link. It’s a fantastic initiative and seems to be a very user-friendly […]
On a much more personal note, I did end up hearing back about the manuscript- on Christmas Eve, in fact! I still need to catch up with my supervisor about the revisions and rebuttals (i.e. how to deal with all the comments/feedback we got), but it’s looking like it’ll require some more experiments to tease […]
Saw a post on social media today that 1990 and 2050 are the same time frame away, and it sort of horrified me a bit. While it would be nice to post about positive things (which I will do in a little bit), the start of the year hasn’t been quite as festive as some […]
With just a week to go until Christmas, everyone in the lab is either in a ‘gotta get these experiments done ASAP’ mood, or just already in holiday mode (there is also the third option, which is, ‘what holiday?’- but we’ll leave those guys alone). It’s also feeling a lot like summer, because the country […]
So, I did say I was thesis writing (ie. entered writing phase), but… you know how experiments can go? Things don’t work, you have some extra things to do in anticipation of reviewer comments, and you find yourself back in the lab doing experiments again! Hence the sudden quiet as well. Not the ideal sort […]
Sometimes it’s nice to have a change in scenery when you’re writing. Today I’ve changed it up completely and am writing outside. It’s quite lovely here.
Finally submitted that second manuscript I’ve been working on since August-September! There was a slight delay while I was on leave during October, but we got there! Obviously this is now a waiting game while we hear back from the journal, but fingers crossed it’s not too painful a process. 🤞🏼 hooray for peer-review.
I’ve hit the writing phase of my Ph. D! It’s been going on for the last few weeks, but boy am I loving the night owl routine. I’m generally not mentally alert until after 10 am of a day, so it’s nice to start a little later and work a little later. By ‘not mentally […]