Friday, April 22, 2011

Please submit...

  1. Papers to MASSIVE 2011. This will be a SoCG satellite workshop (think Paris in June...). Publication here does not hinder publication anywhere else.

  2. Algorithmic problems for the Balkan Olympiad (BOI 2011). I am chairing the Scientific Committee, and we need your help in putting together an interesting set of problems. If your problem is selected for the competition, you will be invited to be a member of the Scientific Committee, and you get a free trip to the Olympiad if you accept (think Bistrița in July...). Anybody can submit problems, but I think the free trip only applies if you're starting somewhere in Romania and you are a Romanian/EU(?) citizen. Hence the call for problems is in Romanian; sorry.

  3. Comments to other blogs. This blog is now on full moderation after I had to delete a batch of comments that did not score particularly high on the sanity scale. Don't worry, the main point of this is not censorship; nasty but coherent comments will continue to be accepted.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on returning to your own blog, Mihai, and also congratulations on your new projects. I hope everything gets off the ground nicely for you this summer.

I am positively glad your blog has taken a turn for the moderate, after having been labeled 'provocative' by your own peers. If you believe to have found your comfortable stride as far as blog moderation is concerned, I hope from now it'll all be smooth sailing.

Also, worry not too much about matters of sanity and coherence where you might find them lacking. While both sanity and coherence are golden, there are times when neither can be afforded.

Best of all to you.

Anonymous said...

Mihai...why was my previous 'nasty and coherent comment' NOT published? Say what you will, for you ARE the moderator of this blog, but to me, this IS censorship.
Honestly: you create so little these days, that we, in the blogosphere, get to read about; you certainly post no such new creations. And yet you do just sit there chairing everything in sight and preach down on us readers upon matters of...well, need I say again, sanity, coherence, moderation, nastiness, on which you yourself possess no legitimate nor pertinent authority by personal example. I might be the one black sheep or the single most black sheep of your entire readership, but still I do mean well, and you simply do me no justice. I don't so much care, this is no matter of life and death, not even meaning of life, as Dumi says. I'm just...puzzled, dismayed, disgusted (sorry!...) with, I guess, your lack of self-awareness of the sort of impression you leave on someone like me. I am genuinely interested in matters of science and the way science findings are communicated. Your blog has just failed to deliver anything of any worth to me. Sorry to be this blunt, don't know what else to say, in the face of this sort of tyranny.

The Not-Much-Of-A-Mihai-Fan

PS Your blog might be on 'full moderation' Mihai, nut your coleagues are no strangers to your special brand of high-handedness with the likes of me.