tested out the new 64 bit version of r, now able to use all 8gb of my computer's ram.
saw russell peters, impressed by his audience-insult improvisational skills.
thought about why programmers have difficulty working short days. more than other occupations, coding demands strong quantitative short-term memory to juggle all of the variable names and characteristics in your head; breaking for the night when a script has been half-written requires substantial memory-refreshment to pick up where you left off. so working 8 hrs x 5 days results in far less accomplishment than 10 x 4.
enjoyed two of my favorite out-of-towners..
..for delicious brunches..
..for great conversation until 3..
..for lazing into mid-afternoon..
ballroom dancing lessons
spanish embassy infil-traitors
madonna, despite being half french-canadian
and exclusive post-parties