2006年08月06日

Temporary Library Card

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The main library at UCDhas taken its name from a famous Irish write James Joyce. The admission to the library requires a UCD ID card. Last Wednesday I obtained a temporary library card (shown above) by showing the letter from Chris (who invited me to UCD). Then I explored inside the library. The library building is facing a lake (shown below, taken last May) and you can see the lake from the study area of the library.

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This tranquil study environment reminded me of the Poynter Library at USF St Petersburg campus, which is located in front of Bayboro Harbor. I visted there several times when preparing for PhD Qualifying Exam. Unfortunately, there won't be many chances for me to utilize this card and enjoy this atomosphere as most of the things I do here require me to sit inside my office in the ENG building.

On Friday, I finished some task (among other things, off course). Hope it turns out to be a good result...

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2006年07月27日

Urgent Review Request

Two days ago, I found a request for reviwing papers for a conference in my (E)mailbox. This is not unusual, but what is unusual is that it only gave me a week to submit feedback. While reviewing period for onferences is shorter than journals in general, this is too short.

This is my guess on the story behind this situation. Somebody else were assigned as reviewers for these two papers, but he/she gave up reviewing the papers before the deadline (or, it is also quite possible that they simple did not respond to the inquiries from the conference's program committee). Then the committee had to find a replacement and it came to me. I told Vijay, a committee member of the conference and who actually sent me the request, that I will review one of two papers which was closer to my interest than the other. Vijay is my old friend and we met last April in Yokoyama.

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2006年07月01日

webcam

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I bought a webcame, a simple digital camera used for taking video picture for internet messaging (such as Yahoo Messenger). There are not many computer shops in Ireland (as far as I know and by the people I asked around). Some online shops (suc as Amazon UK do not ship marchandise to Ireland. I order to one such place without knowing it and then later my order was cancelled !

Finally, I bought this webcam from Pixmania.com, which I heard from a colleague in the same office. My webcam was delivered from France.. I just used this webcam today for the online meeting with students in Japan. This was first time to use for both of us (webcame as well as messenger), the beginning was not smooth, but we got used to now so next time we should be able to have an online meeting better.

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2006年06月13日

My Office in UCD

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In my office in UCD, which I'm sharing with few PostDocs. Now I only have my own laptop but will have a desktop later this week. However, the first priority is to find a place to live and I should expect to spend the rest of this week for this task....

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2006年05月24日

Accomodation from June

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来月からの住みかが決まっていない。UCD訪問中に何軒も物件をみて 決めてしまいたい、などと目論んでいたが、まさに捕らぬ狸の、で 結局2件しかみれず、どちらも「もし他に全くなかったら」という ようなもので、積極的にここに決めよう、というような物件では なかった(上の写真はそのうちの1件)。 もちろん予算が潤沢であればもっと簡単に見つかるのだが、 現実はそれほど楽ではない。 まぁ、なるようにしかならない、と若干諦観もしくは達観気味ではある。

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