Rhodos (ICNAAM 2014)

Keď som niekde povedala, že idem na konci septembra do Grécka na konferenciu, tak reakcie boli zväčša chápavé úsmevy – jasné, jasné, dovolenka. A dovolenka to trochu aj bola – veľa plávania v teplom mori, víno, túlanie sa po ostrove. A dobre to padlo, ale bolo to odmakané a  chýbal mi tam chlap, s ktorým sa mi túla výrazne lepšie.

Do Grécka (konkrétne do Atén) by som ešte niekedy išla, na Rhodos už nie. Až tak mi neučaroval, z antiky tam vidno málinko a veľmi divne na mňa pôsobilo obrovské množstvo nedostavaných a polorozpadnutých stavieb. Ako z nejakého post-apokalyptického filmu. Plus prístup nejedného Gréka, ktorý už má na konci sezóny turistov zrejme plné zuby… nie, nedivím sa, turistov tam môžu vidlami prehadzovať, tak prečo by mali byť milí práve na mňa?

Takže zmiešané pocity.

Svetová zdravotnícka organizácia o nerešpektujúcom správaní pri pôrode

Toto vyjadrenie sa netýka len krajín tretieho sveta. Veľa z toho, čo spomínajú, sú problémy aj slovenských pôrodníc (zvýraznenie moje).

Greater action is needed to support changes in provider behaviour, clinical environments and health systems to ensure that all women have access to respectful, competent and caring maternity health care services. This can include (but is not limited to) social support through a companion of choice, mobility, access to food and fluids, confidentiality, privacy, informed choice, information for women on their rights, mechanisms for redress following violations, and ensuring high professional standards of clinical care.

Včerajšia prechádzka starým mestom Rhodos

Morské špongie

Brána

Stena

Ulice dlaždené okruhliakmi

Kto hrá o tróny

Tričko

Mačka

Minaret

Víkendové surfovanie

fotky z Burning man… je to dosť ťažko popísateľná týždenná akcia v Nevadskej púšti

novel writing month – tento rok to nepôjde, možno ten budúci

phdcomics – statistics

a data scientist is …

Data science is statistics on a Mac.
A data scientist is someone who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician.

vďaka Renči za linku na video:

Priložili sme ruky k dielu

A spravili sme si rodinný “portrét”. Visí u detí v izbe.

ruky

Akryl na plátne :)

traja

Surfovanie

kyvadlá (od Milana):

Why the U.S. chills its eggs and most of the world doesn’t – ja som sa s tým prvýkrát stretla na jednej farme práve v USA (v Colorade). Vojdem do špajze a tam tri kýble vajec. Po pár opatrných otázkach som sa dozvedela, že kým sa nezačnú chladiť, tak sú (relatívne dlho) ok aj bez chladničky…

The Corrs unplugged:

perfektné obrazytento mi už visí doma a dva v teplých farbách som si objednala do obývačky. Odporúčam.

teach for Slovakia

instead of TV you should watch…

Film Microbirth

Svetová premiéra bude 20. septembra, na Slovensku sa bude premietať v októbri.

Víkendové surfovanie

the day of the condom

The Effects of Menstruation on Attitudes Towards Women

Participants interacted with a female confederate who ostensibly accidentally dropped either a tampon or hair clip out of her handbag. Dropping the tampon led to lower evaluations of the confederate’s competence, decreased liking for her, and a marginal tendency to avoid sitting close to her.

Relational Self Portrait

The universe has not been built to scale—
everything is bigger or smaller than
it seems: the sea, the hole, a ship, a sail,

your line, the hook, your heart—that’s where the nail
of desire drives deep. Sorrow can span
a universe that is not built to scale

demon core

On May 21, 1946, physicist Louis Slotin and seven other Los Alamos personnel were in a Los Alamos laboratory conducting an experiment to verify the exact point at which a subcritical mass (core) of fissile material could be made critical by the positioning of neutron reflectors. The test was known as “tickling the dragon’s tail” for its extreme risk. It required the operator to place two half-spheres of beryllium (a neutron reflector) around the core to be tested and manually lower the top reflector over the core via a thumb hole on the top. As the reflectors were manually moved closer and farther away from each other, scintillation counters measured the relative activity from the core. Allowing them to close completely could result in the instantaneous formation of a critical mass and a lethal power excursion. Under Slotin’s unapproved protocol, the only thing preventing this was the blade of a standard flathead screwdriver, manipulated by the scientist’s other hand.

Kde sú tie hubíky?

Ja sa stále sťažujem, že toto leto nebolo nič moc. Akosi sa mi zdá, že som nemala dosť slniečka a že stále pršalo. Objektívne to asi nie je celkom tak, nejaké leto bolo, ale pravda je, že teplo s takouto kopou dažďa znamená, že hubom sa darí. A tak po počúvaní z rôznych strán naookolo, kto kde už bol na huby, sme sa odhodlali aj my a vybrali sme sa včera hľadať do lesa. Bolo tam kopu takýchto krásnych:

muchotrávky

Ale tie sme nezbierali :) Našli sme kopu suchohríbov, zo dva dubáky… akurát sme nemali košík, iba plátenú a deravú tašku:

Kika s taškou

Kika to viac obkecávala (Kde sú tie hubíky?) a nosila, čo jej do taštičky prispeli iní, Kubko viac hľadal a svoje úlovky si pyšne nosil sám v taške na pleci.

chlapi

Potom prišiel čas obeda a opekačka:

pri ohníku

opekáme

Spoločné foto:

zadymení

A doma hubová polievka:

bude polievka

hubová polievka

Mali sme aj praženicu a zatiaľ všetci zdraví, takže sa nepotvrdili Mišove obavy, že čo všetko si to strkáme do tých tašiek…

Surfovanie

Yes, men are better writers – toto by som sem najradšej skopírovala celé… takže, ak si otvoríte len jednu z týchto liniek, nech je to táto

Recently, I received an email from a literary publication asking me to comment on why ‘women are underrepresented in major publications’. Since I’m a single mother, working six days a week, and I wasn’t going to be paid, I didn’t respond. But I thought I’d reply here, soOverland will give me cash.

It’s simple, really. Men are published more than women because men are better writers than women.

Do I need to say that there are great female writers? Maybe I do, because you don’t know me, and I might just be a misogynist arsehole. And do I need to say that there are boatloads of very bad male writers? No, you can just go to your local bookshop and peruse the new releases to prove that to yourself.

‘Good writing’ does not emanate from the penis but it does emanate from material conditions. Writing takes time – great swathes of clean, empty time, unsullied by children or housework or deep worry about money or skincare routines. To be a writer is to be selfish enough to grab time and spend it churning words around, even though you are not getting paid very much, hardly anybody cares about what you’re doing, and even fewer people think that it’s any good.

How to trick the guilty and gullible into revealing themselves

very short stories

We’ll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”) and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves… Sure, Arthur C. Clarke refused to trim his (“God said, ‘Cancel Program GENESIS.’ The universe ceased to exist.”), but the rest are concise masterpieces.

Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
– Margaret Atwood

The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly.
– Orson Scott Card

Bang postponed. Not Big enough. Reboot.
– David Brin

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