March 7, 2006

Preparations [Open Thread]

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 7, 2006 4:47 PM

The March Meeting is next week, so I'm currently getting my talk ready. I'll be in Baltimore all week, with at least one day in DC. If I have time I'll put together a post to go up concurrently with my talk explaining some of the results therein; otherwise I'll do it after I get back. The next open thread will be posted either very early or very late.

Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll: This is fun electronic/dance music, reminiscent of Daft Punk. It's been out in Europe for quite a while now and I first heard "Drop The Pressure" (one of the better tracks) on that Snow Patrol mix CD that came out last year. (That CD actually yielded four or five new finds that I really liked.) There's a kind of iconoclastic glee in the title track, whose lyrics consist of commands to destroy various classic rock artists. But at the same time it's all in good fun. Another one I like is "Zenophile", which pulls in an acoustic guitar for a nice effect.

Tags: Music, Open Thread, Travel

My talk is mostly ready because I gave a 10 minute version of this talk in January and everything that's been added since then constitutes details that I won't have time to discuss anyway. I just need to change the date/place on my slide master and change an 'in prep' to a submitted and add the arxiv address. It might be useful to do it now in case I forget to later, but aside from that I'm ready.

My poster entry for the nonlinear science gallery should be printed soon, and now I need to e-mail friends and profs who I want to talk to and try to arrange meetings and games.

Also, we need to make sure to play some 1000 Blank White Cards while we're there. You must be introduced to this game. :)

Posted by: Mason | March 7, 2006 7:23 PM

First--I'm sold. This "Mylo" you have provided is... more than adequate.

As far as One Thousand Blank White Cards, yes, you must be indoctrinated. Stupid opposite cards...

Posted by: Lemming | March 7, 2006 10:34 PM

The 'Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep' card is key...

Posted by: Mason | March 7, 2006 10:45 PM
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