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By gzt (Fri May 11, 2012 at 02:27:20 PM EST) gzt, screwed the pooch, class, machine learning, gym (all tags)
downside: matlab. student license is $99. what i might do is use octave for prototyping and then drop by the school's computer lab to test the code, but that adds a lot of overhead. might just try to sneak by with octave. the class moves fast, after all, because it's a summer class. anyway, leafing through the syllabus, looks like he's going to drive us hard. sweet. so i'll be busy.

REMINDER: ChiHuSiMeet on July 14th. Presume Chez GZT in the afternoon. Others can organize other events at other times.



i didn't sleep well and the wifing unit didn't sleep at all last night. not sure what was up.

i mentioned blues brothers to the wifing unit and she mentioned again that she has not seen it. i will try to fix this tonight.

12 facts about housing bust: http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2012/05/04/twelve-facts-that-may-surprise-you-about-the-housing-bust/
PDF of actual report: http://www.bostonfed.org/economic/ppdp/2012/ppdp1202.pdf

Page 26:

Why didn’t the mortgage analysts tell their coworkers how sensitive the CDOs would be to a price decline? This question goes to the heart of why the financial crisis occurred. The answer may well involve the information and incentive structures present inside Wall Street firms. Employees who could recognize the iceberg looming in front of the ship may not have been listened to, or they may not have had the right incentives to speak up.

I've skimmed over most of the paper and read a couple sections in depth. Seems interesting. I glanced at the policy recommendations, which seem like good ideas.

It's a lovely day today.

Sweet: we just had a meeting with somebody or other who will help us sort through our information strategy and will then build us or get us the tools we need. Well, they won't have anything until after I'm gone, but the process should be fun.

This class couldn't get started soon enough: I was getting bored of rereading Aubrey/Maturin but did not want to read anything else at all on my bookshelf. Now I have a pile of stuff to read.

Despite all this, I'm trying to make sure I get to the gym regularly until I'm out of here. I'm sore today because of this.

I'm starting to think about how we're going to move. U-Haul or something similar might be the best option. It's a 6 hour drive, which is not so bad. It'd be around 400 for the truck and maybe 300 for the fuel and 60 for insurance. That's not so bad at all, really. If we were moving further or had much more stuff, we'd do it differently, but this seems like a decent option. Might have to hire labor on at least one end of the journey.

I just realized I might have screwed the pooch on something. So I'm outo of here. Frig.

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weaksauce by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat May 12, 2012 at 05:27:58 PM EST
So I was excited yesterday because I could see the course materials on the course site. I was going to spend today working on stuff or something. but the stuff was taken off the site, I guess, until the class officially starts on monday. weeeeeak.

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