this week i

journeyed forty eight hours to, in, from lijiang, a rural chinese city of one million.  you don't need silly captions.  this lovely planet caught my eye.

came home to eat a bread and butter sandwich, best when the world is too much.

found mad dogs and englishmen and was happy for a while.  rock and roll, motherfuckers.


this week i

released the rising cost of living longer and companion health affairs article.

live moss-free.

wrote this 324 weeks.  my favorite number, not sure why.

fixed the pakistan wikipedia entry.

learned that an infinite-sided polygon makes a circle.

set my wi-fi password to the first seven digits of pi.

shared an elevator ride with someone so impatient that he hit the 'close door' button before choosing his floor.  makes sense.

consider eating junk food slowly a sign of insanity.

worry that my closest supermarket has no ice cream.

figured it out: dogs are better than cats are better than small dogs.

realized that steel wool violates the whale shark adjective first noun last principle.

explored this city.

hope that's a wok.

ate spicy tofu that ended in the shape of a rorschach test bull's head.

cabled across the yangtze.


this week i

fail to plan.  my instincts push me toward mapping my future, must remember that's impossible.  anyway: there is never a wrong place to be.

live in a gated community..

..superior streets in this city, but finding a vacancy takes more time than i have.

luckily landed near where they serve this dish.  notice to meat to hot pepper ratio.

prefer this banksy.

am sorry..

high heels at any cost

"how did they do that" translation mistakes

kuala lumpur in miniature

..infinity kites, for sale of course.

rode this boat..

..that one equipped with mammoth lcd screen for the viewing pleasure of anyone sailing parallel.

meow motherfucker.

get out more than i used to.

refreshed on basic least squares from my favorite dr. brian caffo.

if we wanted to find the point where, if we were to put our finger there, right, if we were to put our finger at the point where this would balance out as if it was sort of if you were actually trying to do the physical experiment, that would be the physical center of mass of these collections of weight.  and that's exactly what minimizing this least squares criteria right here gives us, the physical center of mass.  from a statistical perspective, it makes a lot of sense.  well why don't we define the middle as that point that is that minimizes the distance from all the points.