April 18, 2006

Going dark

April 18, 2006 - Categories: -Uncategorized

If I don’t post a lot between now and May 1, it’s probably because I’m
either (a) cramming my reading paper, or (b) in Montreal and away from
my network connection. Please don’t worry about me.

If you need to get in touch with me while I’m away, e-mail me to get
my cellphone number (ends in 22). I get charged for minutes (even
incoming!) at 5c for evening/weekend minutes and 40c for other
minutes, so either send me text messages or make sure it’s important.
=) I’ll _try_ to check my e-mail once in a while, but I’m not going to
spend hours on the Net instead of exploring Montreal.

Over and out.

Coder glut in Canada

April 18, 2006 - Categories: canada

Then again, things like Life After the Bubble Burst are worth thinking about.

Must remember: it’s all about being the right person, in the right place, at the right time, doing the right things…

Amazing

April 18, 2006 - Categories: Uncategorized

One of the things I love about meeting other people is that they are
just mind-bogglingly inspiring. And it’s not that I’m a few years
younger than they are, even, because they were doing much cooler
things at even younger ages.

What can I bring to the table? Nothing, really – no mad technical
skills, no business savvy, no crazy coding war stories. I have only
that passion, that great desire to learn and to be of some use to the
world.

Not a bad place to start…

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Fruit and crab salad

April 18, 2006 - Categories: cooking, cookordie

I remembered having a rather nice Asian salad that included mandarin
oranges, so I decided to see what mixing fruits into a salad would be
like. I peeled and chopped half an orange and one kiwi into bite-sized
bits, then sprinkled them onto a bed of romaine lettuce. I cubed two
crab sticks to add protein and a touch of saltiness. After tasting it,
I decided it lacked a little something, so I made a quick vinaigrette
by shaking balsamic vinegar, pepper, and olive oil in a small jar.

That wasn’t a bad lunch, although I suspect it might be better if I
used mandarin oranges instead of navel oranges, and if I could think
of a more Asian dressing…

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Geek

April 18, 2006 - Categories: -Uncategorized

All I can say is… geek! ;)

And to think Marcelle keeps trying to deny his geekiness. Attending a _blogging_ summit? Heh. ;)

Wish I could’ve been there. Mumble, mumble…

And I think I’m going to have to have a good long talk with Ranulf sometime soon.

Random Japanese sentence: 猫は暗いところでも目が見える。 Cats can see in the dark.

Stretch…

April 18, 2006 - Categories: research

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… Much work done today, so I don’t feel guilty about blogging and catching up on my e-mail before I go to bed.


Reading paper progress:

37 papers read today.

100 papers read total.

158 papers to go.

Not all of the papers are related, but still… good work!

See, this is what I should’ve been doing throughout the term instead of during one mad sprint near the end, but it really also just gelled together. =) Enterprise social bookmarking. That’s what I’m into. Mark should be happy. The vast majority of the papers I’ve read come from peer-reviewed journals, and they’re all over the place – collaborative filtering, cooperation, community, social navigation…

=)

I’m _so_ glad I’m okay with reading on a computer, and that I’m not stuck on some low-refresh CRT. A 10″ display makes for _really_ _bad_ _scrolling_, but it’s something. In an ideal world, I suppose I’d have a huge monitor just for things like this – but hey…

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Random Japanese sentence: 私たちは猫を飼っています。私たちはみなその猫が好きです。 We have a cat. We are all fond of the cat.