Posts with mood lethargic (2)
Posted on 2007-05-08 09:40:00
I couldn't help myself and ordered the Google n-gram set. Don't know when it will arrive, but I'd suspect it will take a while. Maybe 6-8 weeks? :-)
In the meantime I'm working on algorithms and running them on the data set Peter Norvig used for his spelling corrector. Did you know "the" is the most common word? It's true! Tonight I hope to compare the distribution of words to Zipf's Law. (which is a very cool law!)
If you like MST3K, you'll probably like RiffTrax. (NYT article) We should try this sometime!
As I post, the #3 bestselling book on amazon is The Secret, which is about the secret to getting everything you want. Apparently it's (spoiler!) just wanting it enough. Oh, and if you get sick or bad things happen to you, it's your fault for not thinking about good things enough and you should be shunned lest your lack of good thoughts spread! Slate does a nice Human Guinea Pig about it.
shakily we roll along
Posted on 2006-04-26 12:08:00
So I'm back at work, although my stomach isn't in great shape. Didn't get as much sleep as I should have, which didn't help.
The good news is that we had a major breakthrough this morning on something I've been stuck on for two weeks. Major happiness abounds! I was actually excited enough to make my stomach hurt a bit :-)
I really don't feel like lunch, so I guess I'll skip it for now. Incidentally, weighing myself yesterday went really well, but I don't think that really counts...
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