Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bathtubs, waistlines, and credit cards

A challenge: to come up with a metaphor for the problem of cumulative emissions of greenhouse gases that is appropriate, compelling, and accessible. Here’s a bit of context to explain why I think such a metaphor is necessary. Yesterday, Val, … Continue reading

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“Weather” and “climate” in ethnographic work

In the past I’ve made it clear that for software research I personally prefer to do qualitative case studies over other empirical methods. I can see the value in data mining, experiments, and surveys, but I’ve argued that those methods … Continue reading

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Passed my thesis proposal checkpoint!

I just took one more step towards wrapping up my studies –I presented my thesis proposal to my committee. They gave me lots of good, constructive feedback (thanks!), and agreed I could and should be defending my thesis this Summer. … Continue reading

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