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Brooklyn NY
Evan, 54. Probably parsing Pericles with a Python program
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atom_box has shared their blog Two Dishes But To One Table
Sep 9, 2019
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I'm toting a dumpster-enhanced paperback of "Washington Square" lately. This is the kind of 180 page novel that takes me over a month to finish. It's wittier than I expected. After a 30 page acclimation period the dialogue really started... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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David A Rothery's book is part of the Very Short Introduction series from Oxford University Press. Rothery's book is just bigger than a smart phone and in 100 pages creates a very authoritative survey derived from his first hand knowledge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Here is a picture of two butts that I cut off of carrots that we ate Thursday. The carrot stubs have been sitting in water on our windowsill for two days. The one you see on the left has failed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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I took two pictures of our living room, one from each from the left eye perspective and right eye perspective. I laid them side by side (using MS Word, actually, not exactly a graphics program). If you look at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
You may wonder what it would look like if you tried to exercise a sled dog team by making it pull guys on a tandem bicyle. Well that is discussed here. Elsewhere on that same blog, Clydesdale Cyclist mentioned the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Both Meg and I fear getting warts. We don't have them now but we both had them when young. Meg fears them more apparently since she usually wears flip flops in the locker room. I am wondering whether I should... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Did I mention that we got a ticket while riding our bicycles on West Side Drive in Manhattan? We ran a stop light on our bikes and got a ticket for $280! When I went to the precinct to pay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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The next 18 years will be exciting times if you have the patience to watch a cloud of space gas get devoured by the all-but-proven supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. This gas has been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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One clue for geo-caching would be: "Drive to Rochester Michigan, Little Hill Court, find the tree behind the 4th parking spot. Find a pair of two inch young trees to the north side. Dig down 9 inches." But if you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Lonely George passed recently, aged 100+ years. The Galapagan giant tortoise is so famous that when you type his name into Google Earth, the globe does a little half-spin and plops you down near the southern beach, where George lived!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Meg bought tickets for us to see Matthew Sweet for my birthday. In the back of my mind I was thinking, poor Mr Sweet. He has a whole new album of material and all of us will just be there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
Who: Sebastian Junger Saw a niche: Combat journalists died in Syria recently. One died of a severed femoral artery. Moderate battlefield first-aid techniques could have probably stemmed his bleeding enough to get him to help and he would be alive... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Wow, I really like the tutorial at "Learn Python in Ten Minutes". I told a student I would tutor him after school in Python, so I installed it at home and am using it now. I am good with other... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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I now take it for granted that there is more life in the desert than in any lusher greener place I call home. My sister managed this shot in her backyard last week. She describes the scene: "Not only this... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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The Bad Plus is passing a few artists in my queue lately. Scrobbling by LastFM has counted this many artist plays since 2008 on my iPod. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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The bedrock underlying Manhattan is tenacious enough that many streets north of Harlem and far into the Bronx end in stairways. The precipitous topography outlived efforts to dynamite it. My block has a few flights of cement pedestrian steps where... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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There's an organization, Ethisphere, that rates companies for ethical behavior. Their site claims that ethical companies outperform the market average: I ran across it while we were considering options for what bank to do business with. The Ethisphere people endorse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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I'm still enough choked up about last year's Chrysler Super Bowl Commercial that I made an MP3 file of it to listen to on my iPod. The city in the commercial is not quite demographically right: mostly white, a few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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If you need some sheet music for conch shells you might try looking around at the New York Public Library John Cage shrine: Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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There's a 3 minute video where a 300 student organic che mistry lecture is interrupted by an elaborately rehearsed student sword fight. I was rooting of course for the chemistry teacher, who, at the end, not missing a beat, has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
Harvey Mudd College in California turned around their undergrad courses and succesfully created a pipeline to pull female undergrads into being computer programmers. They remade Intro to Programming from the least popular freshman course to the MOST popular freshman course... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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There was a three hour long dramatic reading last night sponsored by The Poets Corner at Saint John the Divine in Manhattan. They read from The Inferno, by Dante.(16 Cantos, 4 in the original Italian). Each canto had two readers.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table
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Dr Rajanbabu, my mentor at Ohio State is doing well. I see he got a second publication into SCIENCE. For an organic chemist, Science or Nature are the non plus ultra place to publsh. Getting research into that journal twice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Two Dishes But To One Table