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April 21, 2010


i recently designed a series of logos for a couple of student groups at the university. here they are in all of their splendor:    IGPI, the interdisciplinary graduate program in informatics     GISo, The Graduate Informatics Society (they later made me add an additional “o”)    Finally, the Data Mining at Iowa Group: Advertisements


March 21, 2010


Wow…I just found out–notices coming within one week of each other–that I’ve got second author on two papers that are being published in decently reputable journals. My involvement in both cases was literally years ago. What’s with the coincidence? “Solvated Electron in Organic Chemistry Laboratory” “How Physical Attractiveness and Endorser-Product Match-up Guide Selection of a […]

…and my favorite line in Neuromancer passes into obsolescence…

June 13, 2009


The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. -William Gibson in Neuromancer, 1984 The author’s blog:


February 8, 2009


…submitting your income tax returns wasn’t always so easy. Welcome to 1963:

The American Scene

January 17, 2009


by Jim Manzi. Reading the abstract of a paper is NOT ENOUGH: Structured Finance from someone near, but not at, the epicenter: /this blog just made my list of links.

NYT Op-Art: A Stitch in Time (Ben Schott, 12/1/2008)

December 1, 2008


I am in awe

November 10, 2008


(image from …the printed labels, ever so faintly embossed by the custom-fabricated die, are truly to die for. Very nice job, guys; the custom (derailleur cassette?) gearing system for the bike-powered apple mill isn’t too shabby, either. See them yourself: Five Islands Orchard.