Category Archives: Mathematics

Necks are absolutely essential

Because without them, I would’ve forgotten my head somewhere by now. But probably wouldn’t have even realized it yet. This week has been a whirlwind. My collaborators and I are trying to get a research paper out (or, at least, … Continue reading

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GP: A new way to track running progress

And by “GP”, I of course mean guinea pigs! Ok fine: it actually means a statistical method called a Gaussian Process. By placing fairly strong assumptions on the form of the data, you can do lots of useful things like extrapolate … Continue reading

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The standard deviation of the standard deviation is my friend?

I made a rather startling discovery in my research the other day. I was looking for a better way of filtering out pixels in the videos I was analyzing; picking an arbitrary constant to set the threshold didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Secession Petitions

If you follow the site We the People, or any online news outlets, you’ve probably noticed the latest flurry of petitions from states across the Union. They all share a common theme: Peacefully grant the State of [STATE] to withdraw … Continue reading

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As I lay failing at research…

…I’ll blog about it! In the interest of fully pointless disclosure: I’m trying to find a signal in this data for my research and utterly failing. Here’s a hint of what I’m up to: Needless to say, I’m stuck, so … Continue reading

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A week of scripting

Before I launch into today’s rendition of “How I Spent A Week Doing Something Essential To My Research That Someone In Industry Could Have Done In 5 Minutes”, I wanted to remark on how, lately, this post has been seeing … Continue reading

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Monday, February 13, 2012

7:29am: …asdfjk; whaa? What time is…WHY IS IT 7:30 IN THE MORNING. WHY DID MY 6am ALARMS NOT GO OFF. Oh, I turned them all off; I must have been “woken up” by the first one, shut the rest of them … Continue reading

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The art of giving presentations

Some people have a gift (the 1%: OCCUPY THEM) for public speaking. I don’t mean public speaking involving empirically-devoid yet emotionally-inspiring rhetoric, factually dubious assertions, and irrelevant argumentation, but rather: the speaking that usually involves a strict adherence to the … Continue reading

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Not quite according to plan

I’ve spent the better part of the last few hours reinstalling my Ubuntu virtual machine from scratch after completely botching my previous install’s configuration. How? I was attempting to get Python 2.5 up and running with a few custom packages, … Continue reading

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Let me spell it out for you

Alright, fellow exercisers, I’ve had it.  Allow me to tell you how to properly use these wonderful swimsuit dryers with which CMU has graciously decided to outfit our locker rooms. You put your suit in, and you hold the top … Continue reading

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