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Yesterday we had the ninth Toronto DemoCamp, at No Regrets. I got the impression that the crowd was noisier than usual -at times I had trouble listening to the presenters. A brief summary of the demos: DictaBrain – A phone-to-blog … Continue reading
Today’s Travel Magazine of the NY Times (registration required) has a nice piece on Guanajuato, the best touristic spot near the city where I was born and raised, Leon (which sadly only gets two pages in my 1,000-page copy of … Continue reading
It is at least unusual for dramatists to put scientists and the social implications of research in center stage. Bertolt Brecht -an unusual dramatist if there’s any- did just that, economically and elegantly, in his play Galileo. The scope of … Continue reading
Let’s say we’re representing some information visually with a standard directed graph. We have four nodes (B, C, D, and E) all pointing to another one (A). We have several choices to display the graph. Here are two: Are they … Continue reading
Alright, moving on with the representation series! This time I’ll start with an old puzzle that I, by coincidence, got from Steve Easterbrook and, separately, from Angelika Mader in Dagstuhl with a couple of weeks’ difference. We have an 8 … Continue reading
Today I went to see a film, Macbeth, screening as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Since I have been swamped with paper deadlines (hence the lack of updates here), I was frantically working in the theatre before the … Continue reading