“Whatever happened to August?” you cry.
Well quite. Part of the reason for my not writing much was the fact that I was in the UK for two weeks. I attended the TPHOLs conference in Oxford, and also visited friends and colleagues in Cambridge. Loyal though I am to Cambridge, I have to say that Oxford is prettier. It was a lovely venue in which to catch up with other members of my research community. Chatting face-to-face is by far the best way of resolving various questions, and of learning what other people think.
I have also been very busy with the course I’m currently giving to interested PhD students within NICTA. You can see the lecture slides and assignments as they appear on the course web-page. Gerwin, my co-lecturer, is lucky because he ran something very similar to his half of the course last year, and has lots of material already written. I am writing my slides on a “Just-In-Time” basis, and it does suck up quite a bit of my working week.
I leave you with a heart-warming tale of room-mates and bits of dissections in shared fridges.