Archive for the ‘quotes’ Category

I am slowly making my way through Andrew Hodges’ biography of Alan Turing, which I bought electronically last year (the Turing centennial year). It’s a great book, and is simultaneously teaching me about the history of computing machines, the history of cryptography, and World War 2, as well as about the title character. Here’s a […]


New Vocabulary

22Sep11

I am starting my short tour of the US under my post-doc fellowship this week. So far it has already been educational and I have learned two things: tautological. (v) More trivial than trivial: it is a tautology. E.g., “I worked all afternoon proving this lemma but when I told it to my advisor he said […]


Moody Gardens

02Jun07

Here are some pictures from the Moody Gardens aquarium in Houston. A lot of the underwater creepy creatures reminded me of various monsters from Nintendo games. Mostly I mean Metroid and Megaman, except for the last photo, where I have made the correspondence a little more obvious. I also saw this quote which was kind […]