Last week I said I'd try and update you on what I did in the last week. This post is several days late, which is no good omen (although in my defence, we had internet access issues at work on Monday which through all good plans into disarray). Still, I have news! Glorious, glorious news!
So, last week's agenda was:
- Finish work on a paper analysing what Lee Basham calls the 'public trust approach'
- Revise a paper on reasonable disagreements and conspiracy theories
- Work on my paper for the `Trust, Expert Opinion and Policy' conference
However, I really only worked on the last item (it's much more time sensitive than the others) because the last week was taken up with two other items of concern: saving Hyrule from Calamity Ganon1 and revising the proof of my forthcoming article in Synthese. Both of these tasks took a lot of time (the former is not even close to being finished), and so I'm behind on self-imposed deadlines (but up to date on those deadlines imposed on me by others).
Now, the benefit of working on the proof of my Synthese article is that I can point you towards it now: behold! Yet doubtless you will find it is behind a paywall… But fear not; I can apparently archive a copy on my personal website (i.e. here) so part of this week's tasks is to put up copies of articles recently published which I am allowed to self-host.
Check this space.
The other thing which took up time this week was a job application. It's for a university in the U.K., and it was a fiddling thing to complete; there were ten short essays I had to write to explain my research, my approach to teaching, etc. It was the work of an afternoon, and given how competitive these jobs are, I'm not entirely sure it was time well spent. Still, someone has to get the job, and that person would have had to have spent around about the same amount of time as me on preparing their application… So I guess that person could be future me? We will see.
Anyway, what this all means is that my list of things to do this week looks pretty much the same as last week.
- Upload articles to this website,
- Finish work on a paper analysing what Lee Basham calls the 'public trust approach',
- Revise a paper on reasonable disagreements and conspiracy theories and
- Work on my paper for the `Trust, Expert Opinion and Policy' conference.
I should probably also add:
- Prep for the podcast.
Which even though that is a given, it's part of the weekly workload.
I bought a Nintendo Switch, you see, and a game to go with it. I figure I'm allowed some downtime at the moment, given how productive I've been this year when it comes to both writing and publication. ↩