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Rob: "Running a Chi Squared test on this data is like making a smoothie by nuking a banana"
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I. Want. My. Email. Back.


Indie Pain

Mar. 5th, 2007 03:20 am
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When the Arcade Fire comes to Boston, I will not be there. This is because:

1. I will be in Paris.
2. I will (hopefully) be presenting a paper
3. Even if I'm not, it will be Jason's birthday.
4. I doubt he'd understand
5. Even if he did, I wouldn't let him.
6. Because I would rather be in Paris, honestly.
7. But still, I feel the need to point out the irony of the situation.
8. No, really.
9. Emo indie Angst
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Does anyone have connections into Massachusetts High Schools that I'm not aware of?


Jan. 18th, 2007 03:04 pm
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I'm listening to Yes, Virginia in my office. Probably because I've been emailing about the Onion Cellar. What amazes me, is that part of my brain expects to go outside and find some lovely green plants poking through the end of the snow and the smell of spring. Which was the time I listened to this as a complete album last. It's amazing how brains work.


Jan. 17th, 2007 11:20 am
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Should I go see President Carter speak at Brandeis. In all likelyhood, doing so will keep me at Brandeis for a long time after the event (~2 additional hours).
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Hi guys!

Splash on Wheels is January 27th and we still need more classes! If you would like to give it a try SOW is a great opportunity.

If you're interested, try and sign up by January 9th.


Nov. 7th, 2006 01:43 am
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Vote. It's more important than teaching for Splash.
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Teach for Splash! Deadline this Saturday! And all that jazz!

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My Workshop's Call For Papers! )

If I did something stupid, please don't tell me now. :D
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Song lyrics )

I have a lovely a cappella version of this song from either Rob or Noah back when I was a senior in college. I've had it stuck in my head lately and in writing it down I realize two things. The first of which is that there is a quality of the song which goes beyond just music and lyrics. This is probably obvious, it's what makes good music. It's just the sense that when you look at the lyrics written down.

The other, more prominent, thought is of what makes an a cappella arrangement so much better than the real song. This song, as well as a version of Mona Lisa by Guster I have, are vastly better a cappella. The a cappella version seems to add and emphasize harmonies that are missing or over mixed in the original. In some ways, the song sounds much better sung by a female. The song is dedicated to Anne Sexton and many of the emotions in the song sound much better being sung by someone of the same... mindframe? Not that I know that much about Anne Sexton. I also have a fantastic arrangement of Yellow (Coldplay) and of Mona Lisa (Guster). Both of these emphasize or interpret a rhythm that is present in the orignial in a novel and more exciting way. In each of these, once I looked up the original song I felt disappointed upon hearing it because it missed portions of the original.

I'm feel sick and not very articulate, so I should sleep.


Aug. 24th, 2006 12:45 pm
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I have 6 messages in my inbox. I feel ready for lab to get back in swing. ;P

I've also found that this guy is doing work combining commonsense reasoning, generative lexicon and cognitive grounding. I'm not sure if I should rejoice that work is being done in that area or if that work is too close to what I plan to do for my thesis. I plan on using today to investigate.

I will certainly invite him to the workshop. I'm very interested in meeting him.


Aug. 19th, 2006 12:38 am
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Three glasses of port and a glass of wine later I curse my 3/4 Italian and 1/4 gypsy heritage. Why oh why can I not even get tipsy.


Aug. 18th, 2006 02:47 pm
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So. If you've sent me messages on my gmail in the past two years I've just checked it for the first time. I didn't mean to ignore, not show up at your party/event, or well... ignore you. Lalala.

However I am now using "" - at least trying it for a bit. I submit to the revolution, but I'm still using my old email address as well.


Aug. 16th, 2006 04:33 am
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Oh and I now have a facebook account. Enjoy.
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Google does it again!

Web design

Jul. 13th, 2006 01:03 pm
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The ESP website is working and is in usability tests. This is good. I can sleep more than five hours a night. In fact, last night I slept 8. I believe J slept 12 after falling asleep typing in a chair. I feel much better, but I'm physically exhausted. My upper body hurts like I've run a marathon with it. Luckily, no RSI for me this time. I was going to stop the moment my wrists started hurting but that moment never came. I've also figured out a way that I can get Brandeis independent study credit for the last two weeks. If I've ever learned anything about interface design at a professional level - this is it. Yesterday I was in an actual human-subject, cameras and everything usability lab where people were testing our code. It's amazing and very enlightening to watch people use the interface you designed. You get very... umm.. involved. Or that just may have been us.
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Hi guys!

This is the "tell me about your digital camera" post. I'm going to be buying a new one soon to replace the really crummy one that died in Italy. I *know* a bunch of you have to have opinions...


Jun. 21st, 2006 12:50 pm
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I'll be at mathcamp! Getting there late July 25th and leaving on the 31st.

Strangely, any other combination of dates seemed to be about a hundred dollars more. I wonder what's wrong with flying then... but see you guys!


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