Video conferencing would be awesome! Does Skype stop at five people?  
I'm metric_tribute - by all means add me and attack me at will!

I'm talking about the 'gons - both giving my MathFest talk and  
discussing the general process of undergrad research && how I got my  
result - at the first Math Club meeting at 4:15 in Votey 207, if  
anyone can make it. There are two applications to cryptography that I  
now understand well enough to explain, as well as applications to  
computational geometry. (There are also applications to  
noncomputational things like toric varieties and modular forms.) If I  
tried to give my 'gons talk as a Tech Talk, it would be a repeat for  
at least Jonathan and Tenzin. As for the other paper, about quantum  
discord, I won't allow myself to think about it until I get the 'gons  
finished, so I hope that's not the paper you meant.

I am currently working on getting all the Ubuntu 10.04 drivers that  
exist (some don't, e.g. wireless) installed on my brand new laptop,  
and learning a fair amount through trying to separate the driver  
issues from the general bugs. (Tim Raymond has been helping a lot.)

Jonathan and I are getting our hair dyed purple on Saturday evening.


Quoting Michael Karpeles <[log in to unmask]>:

> Howdy folks,
> Robin, how did that paper / research go? I'm sure everyone (including
> myself) would like to hear about it. You should shoot an email to the
> listserv and maybe even try to schedule a tech talk.
> Gary, are you still alive? Do you graduate this semester? Going for a
> postdoc? Well, I have good news for you. I am finally jumping into some
> hardcore lisp. Not just lisp -- clojure. Taking a compilers class
> (unfortunately the reference libraries are in java) so I got the OK
> just to do it in clojure. I believe I'll be making something similar to
> the COOL (CoolAid) compiler. Dragons book of course. Sorry for not
> having more time over the summer, I would have loved to help you with
> some of your projects.
> Chris, I hear you're working on a project (also saw something about it
> on your site). Would love to hear more! Maybe a tech talk about that?
> Maybe some folks would want to contribute? Keep me posted.
> Munk, congrats on landing a job; especially one which deals with c++
> (your second child besides php). Love to hear more about it. Keep in
> touch. Don't accidentally start creating a MUD in C++ at work.
> Phelan, Zackary, (Andrew -- curious what you're doing this year), et
> al, keep in touch.
> If you're not mentioned above (Dallas, Aaron, Tenzin, and thousands
> more) it's because you don't use the mailing list enough and should
> feel ashamed!
> Not to be a pain but if someone wants to take a few notes on their
> laptop at meetings and send it as a Minutes email to the listserv, that
> would definitely be useful for me (since I can't be on site). I'd love
> to keep in touch, discuss some nifty technologies on the listserv, and
> possibly even keep you folks posted on some resources and or research
> happening at the University of Delaware.
> Annual CSSA BBQ could be fun. Also, an interesting idea... Trying to
> setup a video chat conference (maybe just once a month) so people from
> all around can chat, debate, and explore the awesome. The plus of this
> would be a potential increase in audience, recorded talks, something
> for the website, etc. I'd actually be happy to look into this. I was
> considering joining some open source project to enable video chatting
> for more than 5 people. I'm sure there are some good applications out
> there already (in which case, I'd love to hear of them). Then again,
> this would require some of you to run X...
> You guys may consider inviting some of the faculty (primarily the head
> of department -- Xindong still, I assume? and the CSSA advisor --
> Bongard still, I assume?) as they may have some suggestions, project
> ideas, offer additional funds for special events, etc. If you guys are
> interested in getting something like Tech Talks started back up,
> showing these faculty members you're still a strong group and dedicated
> (though I don't think anyone doubts that) would probably be a great
> first step.
> Some neat things. Teamviewer is now available for linux and mac (I
> believe in beta stage) and is free for non corporate use. It's
> basically you're standard remote desktop / vnc without having to worry
> about the server setup or network config. I'd still suggest something
> like OpenVNC for you more advanced folks (as I like supporting open
> source software), but for all you hackers in training who need instant
> satisfaction or crossplatform vnc0ing, might as well take a look. Might
> be useful if anyone has to team up on projects this semester (though
> you should also be using version control -- git, hg mercurial, bazaar,
> or some such).
> Something useful on ycombinator hacker news: Anyone looking to become a
> PhD (ROBIN)?
> PhD-to-be's; this is an interesting read:
> By intuition I
> can't say I agree with all of it but then again, I am new to the game
> of graduate studies and would love perspective. Gary if you're still
> alive and kicking on the listserv, would love to hear your thoughts on
> this topic!
> P.S. If the minutes end up on the list serv, I'll make sure they get on
> the website (unless someone has got that covered).
> Also... I may still have some receipts that I need to scan to Penny
> (whoops!). I'll get on that.
> Don't forget the budget! Some dollars is better than none.
> Sincerely,
> - Michael E. Karpeles
> Quoting Robin Rachel Wilke <[log in to unmask]>:
>> TR between 3:30 and 5:30
>> MWF between 12:35 and 4:10 or after 5:50
>> Robin
>> Quoting Christopher Tucci <[log in to unmask]>:
>>> Hello all.
>>> Welcome back, hope everyone's semester has got off to a good start.
>>> I'm trying to get an idea of who is still around (and attending     
>>> classes at UVM), and set up our first meeting of the semester.
>>> So, if you're out there:
>>> 1:  Say so.
>>> 2: Let me know when you're able/care to meet.
>>> I've got some pretty exciting project news to share (stay tuned).
>>> Also, how does everyone feel about this list as a primary means of  
>>>    communication? Do y'all prefer something else? googleTalk and   
>>> irc   come to mind as alternatives....but speak up if you've got   
>>> ideas.
>>> Best,
>>> Chris
> -- 
> Proud UVM CSSA Alumnus
> Proud ACM Affiliate