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Sep. 27th, 2006

It seems that I haven't posted since the end of June. Rest assured that I am still alive and have no fallen of the face of the Internet.

Summer term is over, and with it the end of near-nightly cooking experiments. There's nothing really now stopping me, but lack of audience and time.

I'm now living in the same building as infohigh, who has moved down two floors to share an apartment with Kyle and I. m2arnold is now living in WCRI.

I've accepted a full-time job at Open Text for after I graduate. It's nice to have the prospect of looming unemployedness waiting for me at the end of winter.

This term I'm taking Chaos & Fractals, Formal Languages and Parsing, Algebraic Curves, Concurrency and Old English. I'm enjoying all of them but Concurrency, although I wish that C&F was going a bit faster. OE is different than what I was expecting - less of a language course (although there are language course aspects as well) and more of a history/literature course where we learn the language in order to understand what we're reading. This means no memorized vocab, and translating in only one direction.

CSC elections have passed and I'm now Vice President by near acclamation - the only other candidate was Kyle (nominated by myself as a joke) and he was disqualified by his being in Real Time this term. Now I'm working on arranging talks by RMS and Keith Packard. (RMS replied today and probably can't make it this year; working on arranging something for next year. Probably happier for our budget anyway.) I'm going to be here next term, so can probably help orchestrate whatever's necessary.

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holdenk
Sep. 28th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if this managed to get passed on or not, but the Cs-Commons committee may be willing to fund random talks. For anything involving RMS or Kieth Packard if anyone in the university gives you trouble [say trying to book a room for next year], go talk to Dave Gawley he has expressed willingness to help.
NINJAS!
alfedenzo
Sep. 28th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Caelyn and I talked to the CS Commons Committee (we dropped in on a meeting of theirs) and they're probably1 going to give us some $$$ and assistance in advertising. Right now I'm looking for other people who might be willing to help us fund this, since it's going to be pretty pricy to fly somebody in from the States.

1 Their chairman wasn't in so they couldn't commit to anything, but there wasn't any disagreement with those there at the time.
sdt
Oct. 5th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
In the past we've had great success getting MEF funding for this sort of thing. If it's still feasible, try it. The only annoying thing is the timing, since it can take a bit of time to get through the process.
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