Thursday, May 14, 2009

Life of a PhD student

My life in slides. Enacted by Homer Simpson. (Flash-plugin required. Click on a slide to move to the next).

12 comments:

manish said...

Hi Rahul, what a great presentation! I just can't stop laughing now. Please make sure your advisor doesn't get to see it. ;-)
- Manish

upi said...

the derivative of your "creativity + cynicism" curve is approaching tan(90) :) ... I think this not a sustainable growth ... I think you should keep the function differentiable :p ...
frankly ... cool stuff ..

have fun
-u

Asterix said...

@manish: Thanks. Too late though, the advisor has already seen it! I am still alive, however.

@upi: Hey dude, I don't know about creativity, but d(cynicism)/dt is certainly tan(90), all thanks to the IIT campus :)
Btw, did you find any interesting parallels with your life as a PhD student? ;-)

upi said...

of course .. and very funny also ... the staring-@-100m thingy .. that was soooo freaking true ...

I used to believe that
"staring-@-infinity"
was my patented technique ... but I was surprised to see that you too had independently discovered it and were using its approximation, i.e. 100m, for improving performance :p ... praaattty cooolll ... :)

-u

Asterix said...

@upi: Yes, staring at infinity runs into problems of occlusion, e.g. trees or clouds always block my view of infinity. 100m, on the other hand, is usually easily possible :)

Sorav Bansal said...

dude, this slideshow was simply too good! yeh 100m waali gaze toh maine bhee bahut use kee hai.. lagtaa hai, many phd students all over the world have independently discovered this technique...

Asterix said...

@bansi: Thanks man! Seems like that 100m slide has touched a raw nerve in many students :) And here I was, thinking that I was the only one!

Vandana said...

OMG!! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!
Was laughing thru the whole thing.. :-)

Asterix said...

@vandana: :-) Thanks!

Vipul said...

Awesome stuff Rahul!

What a laugh riot... lots of parallels there.

Asterix said...

@vipul: Thanks man. Care to compare notes? :)

Broken Wings said...

Haha, nice shit. Was entertaining. I lol'd. Maybe I'll remember it for the next few hours, till it all disappears in a haze of monotonous memory.
- A random cyberholic.