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links for 2008-11-14

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Take Stanford’s iPhone Programming Class For Free - I would love to take this class. The internet-connected iPhone's multi-touch interface and powerful multimedia features provide an amazing playground for programmers, if you can stomach Apple's strong-armed policies on application distribution in the App Store. (BTW here is a ...

Iris’ big day

Monday, August 25th, 2008

She looked mildly pensive as the flashing bus squawked to a stop, door agape to accept new children. She climbed confidently on board and surveyed the busy seats. Moments later the bus bore her away to Kindergarten, to continue her great quest for knowledge. *Sniff*


Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Chris sent me this funny email he received this morning: From: terptix Sent: Mon 10/22/2007 1:38 AM To: Chris Subject: Ticket Notification This is just a reminder that the Request and Claim period for student tickets for the @Sport game vs. @Opponent on @EventDate will begin shortly online. Please check the student ticket website for exact schedule ...

Use an ashtray!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

A few weeks ago, I brought Iris to her preschool, and we were alarmed to see that a fire crew was there. It turned out they were just putting out a small fire in the nearby woods. Someone must have dropped a cigarette there or something. I ...

Dry academia

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Despite its rigorous, almost unapproachable mathematical foundations, Doug Zongker's groundbreaking academic research paper remains one of the most important scientific studies you will ever read. Doug Zongker himself presenting his paper: Awe-inspiring. Source.

I get no respect.

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

My online Data Mining course has a web-based forum that students can use to post questions. The course instructor asked how everybody was doing on the first homework assignment. I replied, and in my reply, I asked the instructor if I was on the right track for one ...