Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flavors of information criterion...

it's all shades of grey people, mwahahahaha.  Good old Akaike.  

I'm TAing a one week math/stats class I took two years ago.  Juggling ~13 students coding in R and Mathematica, with abilities ranging from biologists with limited calculus to mathematicians and physicists, and second year undergraduates through grad students with more years under their belts than myself.  Good times.

Theo out.

Monday, June 15, 2009

From the land of Eire...

A few photos from Ireland...  First time I've been on a computer in a week, yay!  Not even going to try to catch up on the stories now though - back to the states on Friday, and then I'll tell more.  I want to fill up these last few days of adventure as much as possible!  I'll be happy to head home though...

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Duuuuuuude.  Weather in Ireland is an abrupt change from Italy!!!!!  I went from sunny and 70+ degrees to today in Dublin, with wind chills of less than 40 degrees, and cold cold rain.  Brrrr.

I dunno if I brought enough clothes for this, especially if I keep getting wet every day!  My rain shell is pretty good, but after a couple of hours walking around in the rain, things were getting damp, and I don't have rain pants...  Oh well, with luck I won't melt.

So far we're still in Dublin.  Explored a bit during the day, ate food and spent a long while drinking tea trying to warm up after a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral.  Not sure yet what we'll do tomorrow; depends on the weather a bit.  We'd planned on doing some camping, but consistent rain makes that a less attractive possibility.  By Tuesday we're heading to a farm in the SW part of Ireland to spend ~4 days wwoofing, which will be nice.

Might head back into the center of the city tonight for dinner and a drink or two; I'd be delighted to find a nice warm fire in a fireplace somewhere...  Brrrr.

Nothing particularly photo worthy yet; that'll come when i get out of the city probably.  It's nice to be with friends again (even if they're jet lagged and I'm adapted - they're snoozing right now).  And in a place where I (mostly) understand the language again!  Makes things much much simpler.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Last night in Italy...  Haven't been keeping this here blog up to date, no apologies.  This is my last night in Italy, and my first hostel with wifi, so I figured I'd let y'all know that I'm still alive, and rather well.  Got myself a bit of a tan after a few days down on the mediterranean.  So many stories and sights.  I've been keeping pretty good notes for myself, so I'll tell stories when I get back and share some more pictures.  Tomorrow, I fly to Dublin, where I will meet up with my old friend, and a new one I haven't met yet!  I'm looking forward to having some company on my travels, I've gotten to the point where I occasionally find myself having conversations with myself, including hand gestures, while walking down the street...  oops!