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Why review papers? [Jan. 31st, 2016|08:44 pm]
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New blog post, in which I discuss why someone would be so foolish as to sign up to review academic papers, and why I don't think this counts as "free" labor.

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Off the Beaten Track 2016 program chair's report [Jan. 25th, 2016|05:28 pm]
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New blog post, in which I regurgitate the program chair's report I presented at the Off the Beaten Track workshop at POPL on Saturday.

(I'm posting this manually rather than via the usual janky Ruby script, because the janky Ruby script only knows how to talk to LJ, not DW. Maybe I should do something about that.)

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New year; new journal [Jan. 1st, 2016|11:45 pm]
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Right now, it's winter where I live, and I'm sitting on the floor, wrapped in a blanket on top of the heat vent to stay warm, wearing ill-fitting pants. Except for this laptop, I could still be a ten-year-old child in rural Iowa in 1993. But, in fact, this is suburban California, it's 2016, and I'm a badass thirty-three-year-old computer scientist who lives with another badass thirty-three-year-old computer scientist who also just finally switched to Dreamwidth. There is a hole in our bathroom ceiling, the unfortunate result of water damage from a leaky roof that is supposedly now in the process of being repaired. This is the second place we've lived where ceilings have fallen apart as a result of water damage, and I hope that we will one day live in a house where that doesn't happen, and that, when we do, I will be neither too old nor too dignified to sit on the heat vent wrapped in a blanket.

New year; new journal. Hi!

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Well, it's probably about time... [Jan. 1st, 2016|11:14 pm]
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...that I moved to Dreamwidth.

I have twelve years of posts here on LJ, and they're not going to move or disappear, because cool URIs don't change. But from now on, I'll be journalin' over there, although I'll still respond to comments here. I won't be crossposting, because I like to edit posts after the fact. I will be crossposting, because apparently DW crossposts edits. Dang!

New year; new journal. I hope I'll see you on Dreamwidth!

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Refactoring as a way to understand code [Dec. 29th, 2015|11:29 pm]
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There's a new post on composition.al!

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Call for participation: Off the Beaten Track 2016 [Dec. 28th, 2015|11:16 pm]
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There's a new post on composition.al!

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Not Especially Rock 'n' Roll 10K 2015 [Dec. 21st, 2015|07:56 pm]
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Way back in September, Alex oniugnip and I ran the so-called San Jose "Rock 'n' Roll" Half Marathon (in his case) and 10K (in my case). There was rather less rock 'n' roll than advertised -- they market this thing as though it's a rock concert that is somehow also a road race, whereas in practice, it's a perfectly cromulent road race with some live music along the way, but not really any more live music than the average big urban road race has.

I had originally planned to run the half with Alex, but a few days before the race, I wimped out and opted to just do the 10K instead. This meant that I still had a yellow bib that said "1/2 MARATHON", instead of the red one that people who'd signed up for the 10K had. (My bib also had "ALEX R" on it, the same as Alex's, due to some kind of registration-form glitch.) I expected having the wrong bib to be awkward, since a bunch of well-meaning race volunteers would be all, "No, no, the half is that way!" when I turned off to follow the 10K route. As it turned out, it wasn't really that awkward, because a lot of people with yellow bibs took the 10K route. What I don't know is how many of those people chose to wimp out during the race, as opposed to wimping out in advance, as I did. (Obviously, the latter is the morally superior course of action.)

Another pathetically small thumbnail brought to you by MarathonFoto.com.

The race was well-organized with no unpleasant surprises, other than the paucity of rock 'n' roll. I ran at a pretty steady pace and finished in 1:03:25, having hit the halfway point at 30:34 -- nothing to write home about, certainly, but somewhat faster than I'd been training, as is usual for these things. This photo makes me look more enthusiastic than I actually felt. I'm really only writing this post to mark the occasion of having finally completed the likely-by-now-familiar-to-readers-of-this-journal routine of extricating my race photos from the vise-like grip of marathonfoto.com. I should do a proper half-marathon or marathon again one of these years, ideally one on a more exciting course a bit further from home!

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Some notes from SPLASH 2015 [Nov. 30th, 2015|06:05 pm]
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Hi! I'm a friendly, albeit janky, Ruby script, and this is one of several automated messages that I'm capable of producing to let you know that there's a new post on composition.al.

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A better way to add labels to bar charts with matplotlib [Nov. 29th, 2015|06:05 pm]
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O frabjous day! There's a new post on composition.al.

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My talk on Prospect and ParallelAccelerator.jl at SPLASH-I 2015 [Oct. 31st, 2015|03:52 pm]
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There's a new post on composition.al!

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