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Science – Perception and the Real Deal

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Science is still a `vague’ thing for people outside of academia (e.g. most family and friends of people in academia). Recent news reports of people in academia ‘borrowing’ texts, ‘inventing’ data or getting a PhD approved at a ‘philosophy’ university while it was rejected at a technical one, do not really help in explaining what academia really is about…

The following picture describes it rather well I think. It also helps in explaining why people tend to borrow text, invent data or really want a reward for their hard work (assuming they did)…

I’m currently in my 3rd instance of ‘Hmm not quite going as expected’, hoping for ‘amazing results’ by tomorrow, or at least next Monday when the paper is due.

PS My supervisor recently published a book (http://www.processmining.org/book/start) where he thanks his wife for understanding that “science is more rewarding than running errands”. I totally second that and so far my girlfriend allows me to do more science than running errands.

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October 26, 2011 at 16:48

Workflow of lyrics

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Some songs can also be captured in a nice workflow, see for instance the one below:

Or what about this one:

At first I thought, well, that ruins the beauty of these songs. But, on the other hand, it also makes some things a bit clearer, it gives structure to the song. For the one below you really need a chart to (be able to) understand it. Unfortunately it is not a workflow or proces model but a hierarchy model. Enjoy 🙂

The hierarchy is shown below and explained on http://gean.wwco.com/grandpa/:

 

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November 12, 2010 at 17:23

Funny Process Model: Friendship Algorithm

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I recently started watching ‘The Big Bang Theory’. Its like a ‘PhdComics‘ in tv series shape. In Season 2, episode 13 there is a very funny scene about the ‘friendship algorithm’.

The flowchart is:

Friendship algorithm flowchart (original) from http://watch-bigbangtheory.com/1330-friendship-algorithm/

Or, better readible:

Friendship Algorithm (readible version)

Please note that in the original version there was a loop where Sheldon got stuck in. Luckily Howard spotted this on time and improved it.

TTFN!

Joos

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October 29, 2010 at 21:56

Funny Dilbert strip about workflow process improvement

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Hmz… Maybe this is why process improvement fails… Maybe we need to deliver the message better and not mention the chickens…

Dilbert.com;

From http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2009-10-11/

And also: look out that we’re not replaced by chickens (/duck/frogs/dogs/cows/etc.) ourselves!

Enjoy the weekend! (I know I will)

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June 11, 2010 at 17:00

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Funny process model: IT support flowchart

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Hi, I’m back with another funny process model. This time one that can actually come in handy 😉

Tech support cheat sheet

Tech support cheat sheet

From http://xkcd.com/627/

Enjoy the weekend! (I know I will…)

Joos

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May 21, 2010 at 17:00

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Funny Process Model week 1: Thinking proces…

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The usual “I post this because its funny but I don’t necessarily agree”-disclaimer is also applicable here. (but it was my girlfriend who showed me this so I don’t need to worry, I think)

Woman brain inner workings flowchart

Man brain inner workings flowchart

From http://www.maxim.com/humor/stupid-fun/83602/how-men-women-argue.html

Enjoy the weekend with your girl- or boyfriend and if you can not prevent an argument, remember this flowchart 😉

Joos

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January 8, 2010 at 17:00

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Funny process model week 47: When to meet with your advisor?

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I’m starting to notice that my ‘Funny process model’ series is not so much about process models any more… Hmz, maybe process models are not meant to be funny??? Well, here is a funny PhD comic then:

My meeting is scheduled for Friday morning every other week. The ‘Pro’ is true, the ‘con’ not, or not so far at least.

– Joos –

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November 20, 2009 at 17:00