Turns out that, of course, I went to high school with this professor's son. We were the same year, even. I certainly met him, but didn't really know him, though we have a lot of mutual acquaintances. So that makes four faculty in this department that I know of for sure that have kids I went to school with. I suspect a couple others, too.
Research okay so far. Reading about other lossy compression methods, have to learn how wavelets work. It's also been years since I did stuff with Fourier transforms seriously, so I have to review that. Also noticing literature about how lossy image compression impacts feature identification, but not really looking at that yet. Fun note: DjVu has a k-means step. But, yeah, wavelets really look tons better in almost any reasonable comparison when it comes to compression.
Watched Arrested Development over the weekend. Enjoyed it quite a lot, but it took some time to warm up. Dragged at points, but overall it was quite good. The storytelling device sometimes worked, sometimes didn't. I'm sure people will look back on it in a few years and talk about how it was revolutionary.
I think we're visiting Madison this weekend. We were going to visit my parents, but they turned out to be out of town. So, we're going somewhere else instead. I'll let you guys know if we're free at all during it for WisHuSi stuff.
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