Getting slowly back into blogging, some happenings from the day.
I've gotten a couple of nice notes from students saying they learned a lot from my class this semester. To any students reading the blog, I encourage you to send such notes. It will make your prof feel maybe it's all worthwhile.
A colleague pointed me to a nice example of a real-world application of Bloom filters.
I hosted a large dinner at my house a while back as part of recruiting our new faculty. Now I'm being told that as Harvard is tax-exempt I was supposed to give the caterer a form with Harvard's tax-exempt status and I need to get them to refund the tax (or I won't get the tax reimbursed). It's not a big deal, but I just love university financial offices and their fun rules. (How I'm supposed to know this, I don't know. When we take a candidate to dinner, we don't get to claim tax-exempt status, but apparently for a meal catered in your home... sigh.) I'm sure it will get worked out.