Tuesday, June 05, 2007

An inconvenient distinction

Can you distinguish between the writing of Al Gore and the writing of the unabomber? Take the quiz. I didn't do very well. It's interesting, though. They're surprisingly similar. The unabomber, however, is a much better mathematician.

(Via George Borjas.)

Monday, June 04, 2007

The Term Ends

The term is finally over and I'm currently in Montreal. Graduation was Saturday, and Doreen and I drove here yesterday. She has three days of meetings, so I have three days of hanging out.

I'm currently at Cafe Pi grading calculus problem sets. I've got a huge pile of physics and calculus grading to do, and then many narrative evaluations to write. When I return, I need to do battle one final time with the soul-crushing document. And then I'll finally be more or less free from this academic year. I'll have a few short reports to write, but that will be it.

The end of the term has been busy, and I've been mentally and physically fatigued. It's possible now that the year is over I'll return to semi-regular posting.