Back to School


I just signed up for an online class at Berkeley (Intro to Statistics). I'm pretty psyched, because I believe all card-carrying lib-ruhls are supposed to have studied "at" Berkeley. I'm also just interested to take part in the whole MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) revolution. Class doesn't start 'till January so I have time to lose interest in the whole thing. I also have to admit that every time I say "mooc", I think of this great scene: Mean Streets - Pool Hall Scene…

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Upgraded


Well, it was long overdue, but I finally got around to upgrading my WordPress installation (the software that powers this blog) to the latest version. This also allowed me to install the latest version of Spam Karma, a comment spam moderation tool. Yesterday I got about 80 comment spams, and what really pissed me off was that about half of them were posted to my friend Bil's memorial post and one of the posts I wrote during my dad's demise. Spammers suck. Everything seems to have gone smoothly, but please let me know if you find anything amiss. At first blush, the new version of WordPress seems really nice. I also got virtual hosting, MySQL and WordPress set up on…

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