Tweenage angst, RSS feeds, and upcoming talks
Do you remember when you were just entering puberty, and absolutely everything was embarrassing? Even your mere existence twisted you in agony?
Well, I just brought my nearly-11-year-old and just-barely-13-year-old sons to their yearly checkups, and let me tell you, it’s painful to be within 10 feet of such exquisite awkwardness: how can you poke and prod this body to some universal understanding of science if I don’t even know its functions or potential grace? If I can’t even imagine it ever being graceful??
I deleted a post (“Papers I’ve been reading lately”) which had some offending unknown characters that WordPress couldn’t handle, and most people can now read mathbabe again on their readers, except for some reason for people who read mathbabe via WordPress itself. My advice to those people: start using some other reader. Maybe feedly?
I’m giving three talks in the next two weeks.
- The first one is this Thursday at the Cornell math department, where I’m once again talking about Weapons of Math Destruction.
- The second one is in Emanuel Derman’s Financial Engineering Practitioner’s Seminar next Monday at Columbia, where I’ll talk about recommendation systems and MapReduce, taking material from Doing Data Science, specifically the chapters contributed by Matt Gattis and David Crawshaw.
- Finally, I’ll be giving the NYC Machine Learning Meetup next Thursday. The announcement of this
is going to be posted some time later this morningis now up, and the content will be similar to the Columbia talk.