Dad, mom, and baby boy. All riding together. On a motorcycle. None of them have helmets. This is a common occurrence.
May 23, 2006
A4 paper is great. No more margin fiddling with European conference papers, and I haven’t had any problem with letter-size documents. It is a peculiar assertion of American hegemony, our heedless attachment to letter-size paper.
Also, from the Efficient Uses of Labor Dept: there is a man whose job it is to stand in the copy room, in case, e.g., you need staples, but are unsure how to load them into your stapler. We have a similar job description in the U.S., but it requires decorating your office space with cat calendars. That’s the great thing about India: lots of staples, no cats.
There are also always plenty of workers available to stare at you if, perhaps, after a week on the job, you still don’t know if the main office door opens inward or outward. And they don’t think you’re stupid. Not at all.
The ApprovedUrls feature more-or-less made the spammers go away, but apparently some jerks can’t help themselves but vandalize an open Wiki. So I’ve added a blocklist. It remains to be seen how well this will work. (Far be it from me to unfairly accuse anyone of IP spoofing.)