Dienstag, 24. Mai 2011

Caffeine addiction - up to eleven

Not much time for blogging these days but I'll share a weird moment that happened in class today:
Prof notices that it's one hour into the lecture and announces that we'll take a 15-minute break after the next three slides.
One slide later a student's hand goes up.
"Mr Z, can we take the break now after all?"
"Two more slides. Why, do you have to go now?"
The student looks at him apologetically and says: "I wanted to go get some coffee."
Well, at least he was honest...

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2011

I'm doing science, and I'm still alive...

Despite not having posted in a while, I'm still alive, and have been pretty busy these days!
Classes at uni have started again. I'm taking classes complex analysis, neural nets, evolutionary algorithms, neural computing and data compression, and a class on "information law" which is one of the "Computer Science and Society" classes required for my major. It's the basics of German law with a focus on stuff like copyright and personal data protection laws. I enjoy that class quite a bit, and I might ask if I may take some other law major classes for that requirement - studying law was an option I briefly considered, but my love for science won.

When I wasn't busy doing coursework or relearning Python, I worked on my spinning instead.
That lumpy mess you saw in my last post? It turned into this wonky mess:
1st skein

But of course, I had to be able to do better than that:

Isn't it amazing that I can take stuff that grows on sheep and turn it into pretty yarn?