Archive for the ‘music’ Category

I just got back from SIGCSE in Denver, which aside from Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen, has a restaurant called Pi Kitchen and Bar. This would have been a fortuitous place to be today, Pi day (3/14). We have a programming exam scheduled for today in COS 126. In case you are a student taking the […]


Random Canadian Math PhD #1: Last week, I went to the For Noise music festival near Lausanne. That particular night there were three acts: Local Natives, Jonsí (from Sigur Rós), and Caribou. Caribou is a Canadian artist named Dan Snaith (formerly known as Manitoba up until some legal issues arose), who got a math PhD […]


Germany Videos

08Oct08

Here are some videos that I took during my trip to Germany in September for the ALGO/WAOA conferences. They are from Frankfurt, Munich, and Karslruhe: Sunday morning church bells in Frankfurt: Oktoberfest kickoff parade in Munich: ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe: Bonus points if you play all three videos at once.


This weekend there was a jazz festival in Rochester, NY and one of the live bands, Medeski Martin & Wood, compelled me to get my ass in gear and drive down there. This marks the fourth time I have seen them, each one in a unique state or province. But this was the first time […]