rosstweed

Thanksgiving

We'll be hosting a large-ish Thanksgiving dinner at Graham St. this year. If you're in Pittsburgh and would like to join us, please consider yourself invited (and let me know if you'll be coming).
rosstweed

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Played hooky this morning to go to a big farm stand/garden shop. It felt like Idlewild and other places I grew up around. Sadly, the strawberry crop was small this year, so the advertised pick-your-own wasn't happening, but there were strawberries and ice cream on waffles, a petting zoo, and friends to convince me that it was the right opportunity to start a windowsill herb garden.
rosstweed

Hey San Francisco People

On my departure from Seattle, I'll be in your wonderful city from the afternoon of Saturday, July 4 through the afternoon of Wednesday, July 8.  I don't have anything solid on my dance card yet, and so am actively seeking suggestions (and a sense of who'll be around so I can make sure to see everyone :-) )
madhatter

Hey Seattle People

I will be attending a conference  in your fine city from June 28 to July 1, and then staying through the morning of July 4. I know I'll be seeing some of you at the VNV concert, but there should be more adventures (or oven-chars, as is your preference).  lakmiseiru  and I are getting tickets for the Friday, July 3 8pm Underground/Underworld tour (the uncensored version of the tour, http://www.undergroundtour.com/underworld/index.html). You should join us.

Other adventuring suggestions are highly encouraged.

rosstweed

Research

I'm giving a seminar talk (with cookies!) on Wednesday at 4:30 in NSH 1507.  It's on my thesis research, which offers a new perspective on how locomotion works and points out that coordinate choice really does matter. I'm shooting for the main flow of the talk to be understandable at a basic (engineering) vector calculus level, with bonus insights if you've seen some differential geometry.