Archive for January, 2006

Carpe Dies

Monday, January 30th, 2006

seems to mean there will always be loose ends. I am having trouble making it past the top one or two priorities on my to-do list. Meaning I’ve still only done 2 out of 13 chapters of the statistics I would’ve liked to have finished in December. On the bright side, I went mountain biking […]

Modern Mercantilism

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

Just wanted to record a thought. The idea of free trade as a Good Thing seems to be mainly based on the concept of Comparative Advantage. But for this to really work requires restrictions on the flow of capital. With minor exceptions like the Russian and Saudi stock exchanges (which bar foreign investment, though they […]

Math Nerds are Cool

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

at least, I think so. I just got back on Sunday from the big annual math conference and it was hella tight. Through an online bulletin board, I found a roommate who’s about to get his Ph.D. from UC Riverside and turned out to be really cool. A good drinking buddy (see photo) and also […]


Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Oh my god, I’m a student again. For the curious, here’s my schedule: MWF 11am Education Politics and Policy with DML MW 1:15pm Deterministic Operations Research with Shahriari MW 2:45pm Swim Fitness PE Tues 1:15 Senior Seminar in Comparative/International Politics with Crighton (on the Middle East) TBD 9pm Breakdancing Those are probably the three best […]

In Loving Memory

Friday, January 13th, 2006

I’m at a math conference in San Antonio right now having a great time, but I wanted to pause for a moment and post this today. It’s unbelievable to me that it’s been three years. They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything […]


Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Jan 12-15 I’m heading to San Antonio for the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The “joint” means that the AMS and MAA (two big math groups) team up to put on one big shindig, because who would go to two separate meetings every year just to talk about math? I’m looking forward to it. Not only are […]

The Only Good Internet Quiz

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

An internet quiz that’s interesting! (and challenging) And my scores actually make sense – I got tired of trying to learn…