June 21, 2016
I generated a random paper, authored by Herr Prof. Dr. Dr. Ing. Ernest Zweifele, Departamento de Engenharia Cibernética, Universidade Rupestre do Boupinel, Rua do Pinel, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The dear reader may recall Prof. Zweifele as Dr. Feldspato’s thesis advisor. The paper was generated using SCIgen – An Automatic CS Paper Generator (Google it), and its title is “The Influence of Event-Driven Epistemologies on Networking.”
I am amused to inform that the paper has been conditionally accepted with the request that a revised version be provided in 3 days. The reviewer’s comments are as follows:
Comments: The authors propose an algorithm for data structure and protection in computer machines. The work is in progress and more investigation is necessary as stated by the authors in the Conclusion section.
Besides more experimental results, I would suggest presentation of the effects of the algorithms from more practical examples.
The Chair’s decision was: The Chair Conditionally Accepted this Paper on June 20, 2016
The site also informs me that in April a reviewer marked the paper as not appropriate, without further comment. The conference takes place in August. Unfortunately Prof. Zweifele will not be able to improve on the paper in the time allotted. I do not think that the subject of the paper is data structures and protection, because the words do not appear anywhere in the randomly generated text; however Dr. Zweifele is currently on vacation and I am not able to confirm that. The pdf file of the submission is available below; notice that my nephew’s hitherto unpublished work is cited.
October 13, 2009
A Real Imprensa Imaginária do Boupinel orgulhosamente apresenta a edição raiz quadrada de 2 do clássico instantâneo “A Acadêmica Bertoleza e o Gigante Burocrator.” Essa edição definitiva incorpora os mais hodiernos avanços da ciência e arte tipográficas, introduzidos na tradução inglesa, e algumas das ideias sem assento da rephorma orthogràphica de 1911.
O opúsculo está disponível em licença copyleft e pode ser baixado gratuitamente em formato pedefê através do link abaixo.
August 8, 2009
The Real Imaginary Press of Boupinel is proud to announce the forthcoming
“Life of the Atchindoroi”
A spartakist hagiography based on presently discovered Atchindora Old Armenian palimpsests from the Nether Caucasus. This astonishingly groundbreaking novel piece of scholarly vaporware ©2009 by The Ghostwriters of Boupinel, Academician Feldspato, and F Pait.
April 4, 2009
The Royal Imaginary Press of Boupinel, a dubious imprint operating out of undisclosed virtual locations at former and future lunatic asylums in cyberspace, has published “Academician Bertoleza and the Giant Burocrator,” a translation of my first work of fiction. (Unless you consider control theory a form of fiction.) No trees have been harmed for the sake of the translation. The release is under a Creative Commons copyleft license, meaning that you can download it freely from:
Academician Bertoleza and the Giant Burocrator
The translation is inferior to the Portuguese original, but contains a number of typographical improvements meant to make reading less painful. In the fullness of time the original should be updated to reflect the typesetting modifications, if you prefer to read Portuguese. But the price is unbeatable, though I am sure everybody will find something to dislike. For example, economists might tell you that books costing less than a penny are a serious form of deflation, a worrying threat in the present crisis.
Published reviews of the original have been less than enthusiastic. I am sure you will agree that the reviewers are no more qualified than the translator, or the author for that matter. Some people may like it, but it is not for everybody. In any case, I would not be sending a link if I did not think that you could find less interesting reads in the New York Times bestseller list.