Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,
Beemer
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Getting stuff

Today I got a workout, and got a haircut, and fed kitties for friends who are out of town, and then I managed to crash my blood sugar and get a stonking great headache that kind of trashed the rest of my day. Feeling somewhat better now, but totally wiped-out.

Earlier this week I finally spent my Xmas gift cards, so now I am getting Crimbo prezzies in the mail!

So far I have a taichi book, some Pratchett, Bank's last Culture novel, two Simon Pegg movies on DVD, and three CDs of new music. The Sabaton album came with a signed picture (unexpected and awesome -- guess that's what you get when you order direct from the label). I am really enjoying the Lindsey Stirling and Twenty One Pilots. The latter is a surprise find. You may have heard House of Gold on the radio. That song is sort of atypical; it has a ukelele, but mostly they're a keyboard-drum duo with a fair portion of rapped lyrics. I don't know what the hell genre you'd classify them as, but I like almost every song on the album, which is uncommon.

Not a lot to report from work. I started writing a paper on my new technique and realized I'd been testing it on bias-correcting A to match B, but really what we do in practice is correct C to match B based on A. So I've been redoing my analysis script. I discovered that one popular technique has certain cases where it performs very poorly, but I probably don't want to get into the details of that too much in this paper, since the whole point is that this new technique is better, and if I focus too much on that other technique it may distract the reader from my point, which is DO THIS INSTEAD.

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