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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A Metapost

A German student came up to me during the Complexity conference last week. "The Czechs beat the US in the World Cup"

That game happened a month before. "And the Italians beat the Germans. What is your point?"

"You had said in your weblog that the game would long be forgotten before you came to Prague and I wanted to prove you wrong."

I try to keep my blogger persona separate from my real persona and not talk about the weblog when I have conversations with my colleagues. Occasionally I would start to write something down, "Weblog Fodder" I'd say.

Still others bring up the weblog, usually asking the question about how much time it takes (as opposed to say any comments about the content of the weblog). So people will stop asking me, a typical non-technical post takes me about 15 minutes. The key is to not worry about perfection; people forget the silly or sloppy posts and will be very happy to point out any mistakes I make.

Then there are those who want to watch what they say to me because it might show up in the weblog. I try not to embarrass anyone or reveal personal information, but I do get most of my ideas from regular conversations with people. Anything you say to me is fair game.

7 comments:

  1. Anything you say to me is fair game.

    That's a good way to ensure that you never have interesting or personal conversations with anyone. Hopefully you have a different rule for your wife, at least.

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  2. I try to keep my blogger persona separate from my real persona and not talk about the weblog when I have conversations with my colleagues.

    Didn't the blogger say that he plans to attend CCC. So who of you two was in Prague? The blogger or the real persona? - Poor student. How should he know who is who?

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  3. So who of you two was in Prague?
    he was in an entangled quantum state ... in other words state of hypocrisy .

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  4. How on earth did a computational complexity weblog get so many trolls?

    BG Gruff

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  5. he was in an entangled quantum state

    Now that is called nonsense. Considering Lance as one part, what is the second part of the entangled state. If you talk about his two personna, then possibly you meant to clone him. But wait a sec. Isnt it impossible in quantum world.

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  6. It seems the number of idiots reading Lance's weblog is increasing everyday!

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  7. How on earth did a computational complexity weblog get so many trolls?
    It seems the number of idiots reading Lance's weblog is increasing everyday!
    This may reflect the quality of Lance's blog.

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