Because 2015 Is The New 2014

Rick and I are still enjoying the comforts of our fancy-pants hotel in Kathmandu. We’ve just finished eating breakfast in bed (because fancy-pants hotel), and are contemplating venturing out to wander the streets of the Thamel district to get some delicious coffee from Himalayan Java. It’s a rough life, but someone has to live it.

The Year That Was

I stumbled on this website last night (whathappenedinmybirthyear.com) and I thought it was rather cool (assuming you, of course, are interested in random trivia). The gist – provide the website with the year you were born and it will provide you a string of information related to things that happened that year – news, movies,…

Cleaning House – Nerd Style

Being the a place for everything and everything in its place kind of man who I am, I have taken on the task of revamping my Not-So-Bucket-List list. I did this mainly because I was getting tired of searching for things in the ever-growing list. I also didn’t like the aesthetics of such a massive list where some…

Epic Presentation Fail

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, today was the day that I was scheduled to give my talk titled Signal Processing for Species Identification. And as I had also mentioned in yesterday’s post, as of last night I still had to finish said presentation. Of course, last night was also the traditional banquet for the Annual…

The Wild Rumpus Never Ends

I found out yesterday that Maurice Sendak – author of the beloved children’s book Where the Wild Things Are – died on Tuesday May 8, 2012. To say that Where the Wild Things Are was/is/will always be one of my favourite books would be an understatement. It would also be a disservice to the masterpiece that I discovered when…

I’ll Take Quotable Quotes For 1000 Please Alex

The other day whilst perusing the interwebs, I stumbled on several quotes and inspirational bric-a-brac that I quite liked. Some of it cheesy, some of it funny, some of it not-so-much. There were also quotes which once read I felt the need to conquer a small country, or take on a task of almost insurmountable…

A Not-So-Bucket-List Review

Last night I received the following text (left) from Rick. Clearly my answer was an immediate yes. Well, technically I responded with “I think we both know the answer to that :)” Anyway, after a few texts flew back and forth, we agreed that Winter Ice Climbing was going to happen, and it should be…

KenKen is FunFun

Following my surgery a few weeks ago, my friends Gerarda and Alan dropped by with a most excellent ‘get well soon’ gift. The gift included a hilarious card, a trashy tabloid, and the book that I’m holding in the picture to the left. That book is a book of KenKen puzzles. What the hell is…

Merry Stats-mas Everyone!

Yesterday I received an unexpected email from my friend Michael (who just so happens to be a fellow Statistics nerd). Anyway, it seems that in his recent move he came across a box of statistical textbooks that he no longer needed. He was curious as to whether I’d be able to give them a good…