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(Parody song.) A song for computer scientists who want more funding, but whose research topics aren’t sexy. To the tune of Part of Your World by Alan Menken, from the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid.

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My monthly reports for 2018. Updated close to the first of every month.

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Nearly every business has a mission statement, which helps them focus on their values and long-term goals. But individuals can write mission statements, too. Here’s why aspiring academics should write a mission statement for their research.

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(Parody song.) A song of longing for a computing environment free of floating-point errors. To the tune of Just Around the Riverbend by Alan Menken, from the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas.

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A list of my favourite books.

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(Parody song.) Some advice to nervous academics on how to give a maximally obfuscating research talk. To the tune of I’ll Make a Man Out of You by Matthew Wilder, from the 1998 Disney film Mulan.

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I volunteered to provide a dessert for a party associated with a preconditioning conference – hence, my eigenvalue rainbow cake. Get it? Because eigenvalues and rainbows are both a kind of spectrum! I’ll stop explaining my own jokes and provide some pictures… Implementation details I used this buttermilk cake recipe for the sponges. The frosting is an Italian meringue buttercream from The Culinary Institute of America’s Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft (2nd Ed.

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