Opening the Google AI China Center - Since becoming a professor 12 years ago and joining Google a year ago, I’ve had the good fortune to work with many talented Chinese engineers, researcher...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Creepy patron returns....
Last quarter The Creepy Patron (TCP) -- who happens to be a young, fairly decent-looking guy, but creepy nonetheless -- kept pestering me with possibly fake reference questions. One question, and then another, and another . . . Sigh. Then TCP started asking bizarre questions, like, "When do you work?" "Which days?" "How many hours?" Etc.
When TCP didn't turn up this quarter I sighed a sigh of relief. But today TCP returned. A sigh of another sort. And tonight, after several reference questions came the most bizarre question yet, "What's your ring size?" He says, staring at my ring finger. Ummmm..... Freaky. Thanks, TCP, for making me feel like some weird piece of library meat. That's just great.
Posted by MMM at 7:34 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The BL has been busy this fall; yes very busy. Between freelancing, teaching, and librarian-ing, it's been crowded to say the least. The BL did and does not think her calling is as a teacher, but the world seems to have made a little place for her at the chalkboard and so she embraces the challenge with courage and fortitude! She is also doing a little work for Google, which has been enlightening in many regards. To keep her sanity the BL has also started work on her dissertation which will be a passionate argument in favor of the preservation of the physical book. Viva la publication!!!