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By gzt (Sun Nov 07, 2021 at 03:51:20 PM EST) gzt, dissertating, lazy, drinking, travel, funny hats, friggin' intense, flipping a bit (all tags)
I really should have done it sooner, but I'm blaming the pandemic and some other issues for delaying me. But on Friday, finally defended my dissertation and passed. So I flipped that bit.

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Print Story The ice cream bar vacation
By georgeha (Sun Dec 18, 2016 at 06:24:19 PM EST) cats, travel, cons (all tags)
One less cat, forever job, hot hot hot and less.

Poll: Are there more tragedies coming in 2016?

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Print Story Parks and Rec was an amazing show
By gzt (Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 04:45:47 PM EST) gzt, phone, stuff, travel, ugh (all tags)
I already miss it.

One great thing was how positive it was. And yet it remained funny. It was a very satisfying show.

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Print Story NYC Get-Together, 10/2/2014
By notafurry (Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 01:16:52 PM EST) travel, visiting, beer (all tags)

I'm going to be in NYC the week of the 29th on business, and aphrael and I are planning a dinner because science says internet strangers should meet over comestibles. And we always do what science tells us.

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Print Story I command you to grow!
By gzt (Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 12:42:29 AM EST) gzt, travel, donaho (all tags)
Anyway, so I'm reading about all the other stuff in image compression and signal processing. Turns out the big new thing is "compressed sensing" or "compressive sensing". Of course, as expected, Terry Tao wrote the most important article on it.

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Print Story Epilogue
By weihan (Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:07:00 AM EST) China, nostalgia, travel (all tags)
Wherein I talk about what's happened to me and everyone else in the six and a half years since I left Beijing.

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Print Story Going to be gone for about a week
By gzt (Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 10:13:57 AM EST) gzt, finish work, travel, conference, textbook, debt, chess, school, data science (all tags)
Vising schools, a monastery. Will have limited connectivity. Therefore, big questions about social order will be deferred until my return. I will definitely be thinking about them, though.

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Print Story I accidentally closed out my diary.
By gzt (Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 11:40:21 AM EST) gzt, doom, work, waiting, stuff, things, travel (all tags)
So I'll quickly retype. PSU invited me to their information day. "This invitation is extended to applicants with offers or high on our waiting list." I don't have an offer, so I presume I'm high on the waiting list. They're my top choice, so if I get accepted there, I am definitely going.

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Print Story Onwards and Upwards
By Gedvondur (Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 12:40:53 PM EST) Hulver-Overlord, music, stupid, travel, write moar, sex with eggrolls (all tags)
Back to San Jose next week for three fun-filled days with the herps and derps in my office.

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Print Story pressure cooker
By gzt (Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 04:17:41 PM EST) gzt, id, chess, travel, republicans, bachmann, new place (all tags)
The wifing unit is considering getting a pressure cooker. Since she's a vegetarian these days, she thinks it would be a good idea, since it cuts down on the cooking time of beans. I don't think it's terribly significant, but I'm open to reason.

Pressure cooker: good or wack?

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