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Monthly Archives: October 2004

Cultural Differences, Work, and Play


Some interesting cultural differences came up at a Halloween party I was at last night: A friend of a friend (just came over to America from South Korea about 2 months ago, and who is now a grad student at UCLA) commented “I’ve gone to the library to study a couple times, and I’ve noticed […]



Ramayani has the best Indonesian food in Los Angeles About 10 minutes south of UCLA on westwood. Atmosphere semi-casual; dinner entrees ~10-12; awesome desserts; very authentic. Ramayani Westwood 310-477-3315 1777 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90024-5607



It’s time for the Big Code Port. Moving away from Java and into something else more easily linked in with our existing project (UnrealScript and Python). Options were C,C++,Python,C#. C++ is an old standby, but Python shows intriguing promise. The downside is I don’t know it yet, but the upside is that it’s one of […]

Blogging your Research


danah, this morning, during our workshop in social software in academia, brought up blogs as a tool for PhD students. This is quite a new thing (though, given the quantity and average age of livejournallers and the like, it will be much more common and established 10 years from now). Many aspects to think about: […]

Drowning in Data


“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”



Back from Ft. Bragg, NC. Was gone this last week administering an evaluation of our Tactical Language Training System to some soldiers (U.S. Army) there. Honestly, I was quite impressed with the patience and discipline of the soldiers–they sat through 4 days, 6 hours a day, of buggy language-teaching software, and gave us over 1G […]