After the Tolkien-themed Russia post (or maybe it was the other way around), Szpylbert’s going back to strange creatures from the mind of his very special young artiste collaborator. She changed her name to “Petunia” now. Probably going to change again next month. The drawing shows a “Pikagiraffe” called Peggy. Note the bold purple horns.
Not to worry, Szpylbert hasn’t fully lost his marbles (yet!). He just wanted to share the result of his newest collaboration with a very special young artist named Peggy Rose … 🙂
Yep, that’s what rubbish person Trump had to say about Vlad’s invasion of Ukraine. Couldn’t make it up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpeJpBYXVs
Hey platforms: Szpylbert recognizes a bad deal when he sees one. You know where to stick your “gig-economy” jobs…
Redone this one from a number of years ago when Szpylbert was a postdoc himself. Szpylbert was pleased that this cartoon was quite popular and popped up in a number of places. Oh, and to clarify, admission is in fact difficult but not impossible… don’t be deterred if you think academia is for you!
Seems that many people (including science funding bodies) still don’t get that if we want to reach a global warming target of 1.5°C, huge changes are needed right now. According to the UN, global carbon emissions reductions of around 55% are needed until 2030. That’s in nine years!
Turns out that many people have wildly unrealistic ideas about the effectiveness of their actions to limit carbon emissions. To make a dent in your carbon dioxide emissions do the following: get a new heating system, insulate your home properly, stop eating meat and stop flying if you can avoid it! Did I mention that this is serious?
Data from here.
Re-done this old cartoon from 2015. Still hasn’t changed much; still approaching usefulness. Makes Szpylbert think about the 10x rule associated with Intel’s Andy Grove. It that says that for something new to be a big success, it must be ten times better than the existing alternative. Some way to go for 3DP…
For more see this great Harvard Business Review article from 2006.