Print Story lol robbers suck. also, ChiHusiMeet and ChiHusiStock?
By gzt (Sat Jul 22, 2023 at 10:34:58 AM EST) gzt, friggin' intense, ChiHuSiMeet (all tags)
So I had the catalytic converter stolen out of my Prius last week. I had been thinking, "You know, I should get one of those protector things for it..." but I guess they beat me to it.

Also: we're getting the band back together at CHIHUSIMEET II? This summer???

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Print Story ChHuSiMeet WrapUp
By gzt (Sat Jul 14, 2012 at 11:21:58 PM EST) gzt, chihusimeet, bastille day, sausages, beer (all tags)
A resounding success was had by all.

I got to eat meat and drink beer and there were several other human beings involved. I would call that an unqualified success. Other people did the same, more or less, with a couple exceptions.

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Print Story Do people still balance their checkbooks? also: CHIHUSIMEET
By gzt (Tue Jul 03, 2012 at 03:23:33 PM EST) gzt, the wire, chihusimeet, stalinism, obamacare, libor, storms, heat wave (all tags)
I asked this the other day when somebody brought it up. I don't. I write so few checks. I look at my bank account info constantly. I use mostly credit cards. So I know what's going on. I suppose if I were writing dozens of checks each month, I would. But who uses checks anymore?

Remember: CHIHUSIMEET on 7/14 chez gzt.

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Print Story the windy city chapter of the royal order of husites
By gzt (Sat May 26, 2012 at 09:37:02 AM EST) gzt, cold, bleh, chihusimeetup, chihusimeet, husistock (all tags)
Once again, confirming the convention on July 14th. Chez GZT unless somebody else really wants to volunteer.

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Print Story et super nivem dealbabor (also: CHIHUSIMEET)
Religion & Philosophy
By gzt (Wed May 02, 2012 at 02:41:51 PM EST) gzt, mediocre, work, octave, sage, numpy, matlab, muslims, fish, checkbook, chihusimeet (all tags)
That phrase always amused me. However, as it's the Paschal season, it's out of place to bring it up.

Reminder in case you missed it: we're thinking July 14 for ChiHuSiMeet unless there are severe objections from anybody whose opinion matters.

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Print Story For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
King in the North, then!

CHIHUSIMEET: July 14th, I think, then! Mark your calendars. If there are no major objections in the next week, it will be so ordained.

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Print Story stuffing things. also: ChiHuSiMeet!
By gzt (Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 01:31:41 PM EST) gzt, chihusimeet, poutine, data, analytics (all tags)
I had a slight "D'oh!" moment yesterday when I was glancing the website for a conference on topological data analysis and noticed there were two people from OSU who attended. I hadn't noticed them earlier because they had courtesy appointments in stats, so I didn't really look at their work. Well, I still prefer my choice and I don't think that's the direction I will go, but that's the sort of thing that would have moved them a notch higher than they were in terms of "research fit". Still, I don't like making decisions and then finding something right afterwards that I deem relevant.

INSIDE: more Windy City Husi Meetup discussion.

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Print Story A Modest Proposal: ChiHuSiMeet sometime in May?
Husi Stock
By gzt (Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 02:01:40 PM EST) gzt, husimeetup, husistock, chihusimeet (all tags)
Or maybe June. July.

We should have a HuSi gathering here in the Second City some time before August (when I depart the city).

Airing the motion here to see if anybody is up for it and has strong opinions about dates, times, locations, that sort of thing.

however: NOT ANY TIME NEAR MAY 20-21. the NATO summit will muck things up.

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