Daily Archives: December 6, 2009

Cheating has consequences

At least in engineering (and medicine, too).

Found on The Daily What

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How to Handle a Troll

If you have a blog, especially if you blog on topics that might be personal or political or contentious, then you may run into trolls. If you are going to blog seriously, then you need to know how to deal with them. This article will help: How To Handle A Troll, and Beat Them at Their Own Game.

While this article is aimed at usenet users, for bloggers, alot still applies. However, one thing I would recommend is that you moderate all your comments. It helps to nip trolls in the bud. Also, I am not sure I care to beat them. I am happy just to see them move along.

For Gerhard Richter fans…


On March 24th, Dietmar Elger is coming to the AGO to speak about Gerhard Richter. As the AGO describes,

“Noted curator Dietmar Elger has written the first biography of Gerhard Richter – a foundational portrait of this artist and his profoundly influential oeuvre. With full access to Richter and his archives, Elger offers unprecedented insight into Richter’s life and work. Elger explores Richter’s childhood in Nazi Germany; his years as a student and mural painter in communist East Germany; his time in the West during the turbulent 1960s and ’70s, when student protests, political strife, and violence tore the Federal Republic of Germany apart; and, his rise to international acclaim during the 1980s and beyond. Richter has always been a difficult personality to parse, and the seemingly contradictory strands of his artistic practice have frustrated and sometimes confounded critics. In this talk Elger presents a Richter who is far more candid and vivid than ever before.”

If you go to the site, you can buy tickets now. Being a big Gerhard Richter fan, I plan to.