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(no subject) [Jun. 6th, 2008|12:08 am]
Roman (like the Empire)
can't handle this, moving to twitter: http://twitter.com/glottalstop
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(no subject) [Feb. 11th, 2007|01:19 am]
Roman (like the Empire)

these are the misspellings that i hate the most:

"quite" for "quiet"
"breath" for "breathe"
"loose" for "lose"

that last one is a big'un.
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(no subject) [Feb. 11th, 2007|12:51 am]
Roman (like the Empire)
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[Current Location |oxford rose lane room 4]
[Current Mood |hungy]
[Current Music |rebuildin my raid, music database temporarily borked]

i can't believe that people are still friendin me, given the dearth of my output.

i'm about to walk down the high to ahmed's all-you-can-eat kebab van extravaganza and get a veggielicious burger covered in salad and such with chiparoos on top.

then i'll walk down to professor bj cornucopia's fantastic foodmagorium and great american steakery for some dessert.

i seem to be havin font renderin problems in X over here. yes X is the only thing i feel like capitalizin this time out. it damns me yet i venerate it with majusculinity.

i need to figure out streamin regression. what's the analogue of the roc curve for the regression case?
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(no subject) [Sep. 3rd, 2005|03:59 pm]
Roman (like the Empire)
Alright, so I'm looking for this blusey song where the singer keeps repeating "you ass drunk" over and over and at one point says "j-u-n drunk!" I heard it on public radio once six years ago and haven't been able to find it since.
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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2005|04:04 am]
Roman (like the Empire)
[Current Mood |wondermentally unstable]
[Current Music |If I called you by the wrong name, I was out of my tiny mind]

Ick. I hate it when I start a sentence with so.

So that desire to run away from all my problems has also been making me want to get married on a whim. For no reason at all. Is that because my parents' failed marriage made me lose respect for the marriage instituion? I wonder.
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(no subject) [Feb. 26th, 2005|03:10 am]
Roman (like the Empire)
[Current Mood |lachrymose]
[Current Music |I want you wishing something that might come true.]

I don't know what to do.

Those bastards at MIT rejected me today. I refuse to believe that there were 200+ applicants who were better qualified than I. No fucking way.

At the moment, that leaves me with a single option: UCLA. They have an excellent program and all that bullshit, but do I want to move to LA? I admit that I've only been there a few times (besides having been born in the LBC), but to me it seems like a pretty decrepit town. I don't know why.

Do they have trampolines in LA?

So www.PhDs.org has a page where they will give you customized rankings of graduate programs according to criteria that you decide upon. When I do so, UCLA is always ranked first or second among mathematics programs. Yale, my "first choice," is somewhere in the forties. UMCP is somewhere in the upper teens.

I suppose I could apply to UMCP, but their program doesn't appeal to me that much. Baltimore is a lovely town, though, and I could continue drawing my paychecks. I have grown accustomed to my pay, which allows me to shower myself with lavish dictionaries.

And my entire meager support network is in this town. I don't have many close friends, but I do have some, and they all live here or near here or will soon be living in England anyway. I would miss you all. Perhaps I would never see you again. That thought makes me immeasurably sad. This sad: [ ]. That's sad, sad, terrible emptiness in there.

I would love to work for Google. They're in California. I could also work in sunny La Jolla over the summers, if they'd have me. That would kick ass. (Or even for my current employer. Would they have me? Could I convince them that they should throw gobs at money for me to go to UCLA? Almost certainly not.)

Part of me still wants to pick up a master's in math and go to Cambridge for the Ph.D. A large part of me. But that might just be the part of me that wants to run away from all of my problems.
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thinly veiled scorn [Feb. 25th, 2005|07:47 pm]
Roman (like the Empire)
From the wikipedia article on bullshit:

...bullshit can also be the act of having a very casual conversation with
little value. For example, it may be used to refer to a purported
repository of knowledge that has no accountability -- that anyone could
edit without any credentials or editorial control. Such a medium would be
"bullshit," and the act of contributing to it would be "bullshitting."
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(no subject) [Feb. 24th, 2005|12:54 am]
Roman (like the Empire)
Yes, I did update my journal from work. Wowzers.
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boo ya [Feb. 23rd, 2005|10:37 pm]
Roman (like the Empire)
Dear Roman,

By now you probably have received our letter of acceptance with Full Support.

You are cordially invited to the UCLA Mathematics Department Open House on Friday March 18, 2005. This is a one-day event, which will begin at 9:30AM.

At this point we can offer to pay up to $400.00 towards your expenses. In the event that a number of invited students do not respond to our offer, we may be able to reimburse you at a higher amount, possibly up to the total expenses.



PS: Kick ass.
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fuckstains [Feb. 21st, 2005|05:16 am]
Roman (like the Empire)
Dear Mr. Garnett:

Thank you very much for applying to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University. I regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you admission. As you know, the very high number of extraordinary candidates among our more than 8000 applicants far exceeds the number of places we have in each program, and we are not able to admit many excellent candidates.

We are using this system of electronic notification to enable applicants to plan their futures quickly and effectively, and we wish you every success in all your endeavors.


Jon Butler
Dean of the Graduate School

cc: Mathematics
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