this week i

need some aciclovir because went viral.  twenty thousand views in two days.  first reddit's programming feed, then hacker newsstatisticians gave a much warmer reception than programmers.  also: favorite tweet.

don't know how to teach, like thelonious monk doesn't know how to play the piano.

live out of my computer.

converted a mountain of spss code into r.  in vienna.

dropped by the home of the r foundation.  just a boring old mathematics department.  scheisse!

still, statistics are amazing.

visited the natural history museum.  full of porn for..



and cavemen.

i named him steve

rep. chris lee infrared impersonation

but sloppy joes are okay, right?

antilopen und stained glass

so realistic

crossed the street for the fine arts museum.  and more porn.

why a leaf?  okay, maybe a maple leaf - but only if it's a canadian painting.  for austrian masters: try disguising adam's junk with a schnitzel.

sure why not

medieval seattle

secretly love getting in the way of other tourists' cameras.

wonder what that means.

had enough of that.

rode west to munich.  but just for the weekend..

another unfairly beautiful city

downtown.  this is downtown.

and where the rapids get rough, what do they do?

sledding too

if mike tyson were a duck

guess i'll go home now.


this week i

discovered that the harvard school of public health biostatistics r programming course includes my paper in its resources.

landed in prague for the weekend..

..wasn't alone.

consider continental europe the land of noon-time beers.

don't speak czech, but deciphered the census non-white majority births story anyway.

saw black light theatre.  lots of harpsichords.

followed the locals..

to a book fair

..and beer garden

notice the new mom, probably going for a post-childbirth drink

parting is such sweet sorrow, eh?

visited the young artists museum.

titled 'jesus christ, superstar' but i prefer 'christ died for our gyms'

water on canvas

the best

the silliest

stayed on this street..

across the river from the action, but

just like new jersey: you live there for the views.

hopped on the honor-system subway..

..and then the extensive tram network.

noticed a wide range of graffiti.  from the corporate.. the repetitive.  nice digs, though.

saw a woman give her dog a few licks of her ice cream cone, then continue eating it herself.

am on record: bernese mountain are the best looking dogs out there.

will remember..

stone-carved violence

little tourists in training

ipad photography.  if the mayan calendar is right, i'll know who to blame

bohemian splendor

czech me out

grabbed a train to vienna.

knocked on an oversized wooden door.. settle in for another workweek.

attended sunday night mass.