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Sunday, January 25th, 2015
10:42 am
Hugo nomination
I've nominated Interstellar for Best Dramatic presentation. Unfortunately, I'm not keeping up with my readings as I should. I am just now reading Asimov's Robots of Dawn which I don't find dated at all, just like a classic.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
9:51 pm
Seen in the Washington Convention Center
I am so lucky that I don't need to take 2 of those:


Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
10:30 pm
I think I am going to sleep very well tonight (or not). I've finally replaced the dripping bathroom faucet. Mango used to jump on the sink to drink from it. She is too old to do that now and the faucet was too old to fix.
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
8:10 pm
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
5:20 pm
My cyber Monday order on Amazon was screwed up! The wrong item was shipped. I got a refund through customer service and they sent me a prepaid label to return the stuff (after I asked). But what do I do now? Re-order? Maybe wait till the holiday season is over ...

Current Mood: irritated
Friday, July 12th, 2013
1:41 pm
Happy Furlough Friday!
Well, I get to stay home today due to the damn sequestration and I don't feel so happy about that :(
Making good of the bad, in other words making lemonade from lemons, seems to be a typical American trait that I will always lack. I'd rather be grumpy and obsess over the bad.

Current Mood: aggravated, angry
Friday, June 28th, 2013
9:06 pm
Storm damage
Damm, a big branch fell on my new porch roof!
Friday, April 26th, 2013
6:21 pm
Frustrating day
My program still doesn't work, I sat in a meeting with somebody who doesn't respect me, my new glasses are still not ready (I sent them back to be polished). And I smeared chocolate on my phone trying to post to LJ!

Current Mood: aggravated
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
10:13 am
Caltech Learning from Data online course
I just completed the Caltech Learning from Data online course (http://work.caltech.edu/telecourse) and I recommend it to anyone serious about machine learning. It has provided me with the theoretical understanding that was somewhat missing from Andrew Ng's course. The homework's questions were very well done and also combined the right mix of theory and practical knowledge with programming exercises. What I also liked was that you could do the homework in any programming language, so now I have several ML programs that I can actually use. The teacher, Yaser Mustafa, was excellent and always accessible in the forums. The workload was also very reasonable.

Current Mood: even
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
11:46 am
Snow in the morning
I love those dustings in the morning gone by noon!

Current Mood: quiet
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
11:15 am
Monday, December 24th, 2012
10:57 am
my mango

my mango
Originally uploaded by melipone
playing 0with Flickr app
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
1:06 pm
Life of Pi movie
Saw this movie last night with Mikey. Loved it! Very allegorical. From the reviews I've read, the book might be good to read but the 3D effects are nice to experience. I was almost sea sick in the storm scene!

TL;DR Believe!

Perfect for the holidays!
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
10:33 am
There is a mockingbird singing at night outside my bedroom window. I've only heard it when Mikey is here.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
10:29 pm
Smartrip card
Bummer... my smartrip card went into the washing machine today. Must have left it in one of my pockets although I remember checking. Will it still work? I better have change for this meeting at Ballston on Friday, just in case.

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
8:22 am
Squirrel in the house
The baby squirrel was still in the chimney and she tried to get pass the firescreen this morning and ... succeeded. She went straight to the kitchen to get some water from the cat's water bottle. I finally chased her into the porch and then out into the yard. So, I'm sure she's gone this time.

I have to think about fixing up and capping this chimney before I get more visitors ...
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
9:31 pm
A baby squirrel came into the house. The little furry thing came up from the basement. Don't know how she got in. Hopefully, there is no hole from the porch. She was eating the cat food and wasn't too shy about that. I chased her into the living room. She climbed onto the drapes. She tried the fireplace but I think she couln't climb up too well and kept getting out of the fireplace over the shield into the living room. I opened the window wide and tried not to let her leave the living room. Then I couldn't hear her anymore. Hopefully, she found the window and left.

Current Mood: quiet
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
7:23 pm

Originally uploaded by melipone
I had a strange looking visitor on my butterfly bush the other day. Still no butterflies tho.
Friday, August 17th, 2012
12:33 pm
Will go to CZ's with Mikey tomorrow. Thinking of something to bring ...

Current Mood: tired
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
1:05 pm
Tiger Lilies in my backyard
Must be the warm winter. I have tiger lilies blooming in my backyard for the first time in a very long time.

Current Mood: frazzled
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