I’ve been trying to encourage my students to make use of their blogs as research logs and actually put up fragments and unfinished bits, but they are naturally reluctant. There is a good reason for this, I know. Clearly some folks spend serious time thinking about and crafting what they publish on their blogs. I don’t tend to do that. Mostly, this stuff is mind-dumps.
To help encourage them, I am posting a fragmentary piece of a paper a collaborator and I are putting the finishing touches on (heh!). I actually feel more comfortable posting fragments because they don’t have to make much sense. They come, naturally, with no guarantee, warantee or prediction, while a more finished paper you could reasonably expect to be more, well, finished. Click “more” below to see these.
I’ve also uploaded my thesis (pdf-243K) and dissertation (pdf-2Mb), and am putting them up for the world to see. The latter, of course, has been available on dissertation abstracts, for those with a university affiliation. I am still a little uncomfortable with both of these, but as the years wear on, I am decreasingly embarrassed. There are actually some neat ideas in these, though the major flaws remain pretty obvious :).