Category Archives: Notices

Administrative notices, guidance, and such.

Pieces of Me

No, I’m not listening to Ashlee Simpson or Ledisi. There are two other online references which I thought I’d add to the blog. First, I spent some of July teaching in the DPRK, generally known as North Korea. Here is … Continue reading

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The Fiddle of Gold

As many of you know, this was my last academic year at Bellarmine. Because of last year’s dissertation failure, I could not continue as a professor. I’m in a bind; I need a completed terminal degree or another line of … Continue reading

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What I did on my summer vacation

My summer vacation travelogue is up! It includes over 300 pictures and a lot of information. Let’s see, as a teaser, there are the following: Cathedrals Castles The Gates of Hell A damsel in distress Burgers from coast to coast … Continue reading

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MS in Statistics: FAQ

As some of you know, I attempted to complete my PhD in Statistics from the University of Chicago this year. Monday and Tuesday, I presented on my first 2 chapters and asked for a few months to finish the rest. … Continue reading

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Site Update

I updated the software for this site, WordPress, from version 2.2.2 to 2.6 tonight. Yes, I missed a couple versions. I also changed the look, to Blue Mist. Though I still don’t have a Candyland-like white background, the black background … Continue reading

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Disclaimer

Because I sometimes get questions about old posts, until I manage to put this in the header or something, please remember that things published on this blog and website are accurate as of the time of publication. My beliefs, or … Continue reading

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At the Edge of the Bell Curve

I spent part of MLK Day Weekend reading the entire archive of xkcd, a webcomic so funny it immediately made the newly reorganized blogroll. It’s not for everyone, though. Let me repeat the warning: Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong … Continue reading

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Connecting an OLPC XO to Airport Extreme WEP

I got my XO laptop from One Laptop per Child yesterday. It’s really cute. Unfortunately, it takes a little work to connect to an Airport network, and the instructions on The Getting Started page aren’t great. Until they get improved, … Continue reading

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Converting the Musings

I’m slowly converting my old posts from Musings After Midnight, my not-a-blog, to this format. When I started Musings, it was difficult to install a personal blog. Because I wanted ownership control, I instead wrote my own HTML code. Though … Continue reading

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Hello world!

The classic program from C seems appropriate.I decided to convert Musings after Midnight, my old not-a-blog, to this format. There are a few reasons.1) As a professor with 9 AM classes, I don’t stay up much after midnight anymore.2) The … Continue reading

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