Archive for August, 2009

I am in Chicago this week for the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming. I have found that the chain restaurants (which I am defining as 3 locations or more) here are pretty awesome: Wow Bao chinese buns Corner Bakery breakfast joint Argo Tea cafe Heaven on Seven soul food (the food was just OK but […]


Last week I went with a friend to Vancouver and took a day walk to Granville Island, located about a 40 second sea-bus ride from downtown. The island has a number of fanciful shops including a large market, where a few fruits that I have never seen before (and mostly never heard of) caught my […]