There is a program called PawSense for Windows which detects "cat-like" typing, and then prevents further keyboard entry.

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This morning I went to the car to see if I could start it, and at least move it back and forth a bit (as I still don't have my license). Fortunately, the car started! Unfortunately, the clutch doesn't seem to do anything.

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Two interesting things about taking a bath...

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Here are some very ill-thought-out ideas on Kolmogorov complexity.

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Often, Tasha picks something up (say, a pen, or a lego), carries it around, and then drops it into her water bowl. I have no idea what she is thinking when she does this. On the topic of cat thoughts, the Wikipedia article on cats observes:

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By the Gauss-Bonnet theorem, the volume of a hyperbolic 4-manifold is proportional to its Euler characteristic. There are examples, constructed explicitly in

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I left California far too quickly: some people that I had really wanted to see I didn't get to see. But I got to spend a lot of time with my dad, which was excellent, and the conferences and Berkeley itself were a lot of fun.

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I am still in California, and very much enjoying public transportation. Yesterday, I took AC Transit's 65 bus (the "Euclid" bus) along an extremely (and therefore ironically) curvy road to get off the mountain of MSRI. (The "mountain of misery" belongs in a fantasy novel.)

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I've made it to Los Altos: I'm going to be staying with my dad, but during the next couple weeks visiting Berkeley to go to a conference, and to meet up with my advisor.

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