Archive for October, 2005

Dialect test

Monday, October 31st, 2005

This really has something to do with what I’ve been doing for a living for the last dozen years. To do speech recognition, we have acoustic models (what you sound like) and language models (what words you’re likely to say in combination with what you’ve just said before). They both have to vary with dialect. […]

Sweater progress

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

For the record, I have the body and sleeves of the lopi sweater joined and four and a quarter rounds done on the yoke.

First snow

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

One big reason I’m taking a new job is to be back in bicycle commuting range of work. I think. But I’ve hardly been on a bike at all since July. Will it really be OK bicycling to the new job? I got out the bike this morning to go to the post office and […]

Horn Pond

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Linda finally was able to get away from her work and go walking at Horn Pond with Yosh and me yesterday. The trip had to wait until she got out of a meeting that ran from 1 to past 3, but we did get out and walk around the whole wetland area. There were disappointingly […]


Friday, October 28th, 2005

I turned on the windshield wipers yesterday morning to get the dew off the front window. Nope! It wasn’t dew, it was the first time this year that I had to scrape frost off the car.

Job change

Monday, October 24th, 2005

OK, so possibly the biggest news is that I’m changing jobs. Since conventional blog wisdom is not to discuss one’s place of employment, I won’t say much about it. It’s another software, of course, job, only about three miles from home (so I’ll be back within easy bicycle commuting distance!) with a big park, or […]

Major shopping

Monday, October 24th, 2005

On Sunday we, that is, Arlene, Charley, Anne, and Dean, went to Maine shopping for a vacation home. Arlene and I had been there in early August, I think it was, and had seen several places over the course of two days. We wanted to show the kids a couple that we sort of liked. […]


Monday, October 24th, 2005

So there’s this here now movie club, see, that we belong to. The deal is that four couples take turns choosing a movie that we will all see. Then we meet for supper and discuss it. This month’s movie is Everything is Illuminated. Charley had read the book some time ago, and so did Arlene. […]

New Corporate Identity

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

It took me a minute to catch on, but the company I work for changed its name this morning. There were big signs up as you entered the building saying “Welcome to {nobody puts their employer name on their blog}”, with a new green {company} logo. So that’s what the big all-employee meeting this afternoon […]

Fort Point Open Studios

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

We drove in to Boston (really, Southie) to the Fort Point Open Studios with Carolyn, Bill, and their across-the-street neighbor Mikki. Leslie, who had worked with Carolyn and Arlene on the national art teachers conference hospitality table last spring and had given Carolyn, Arlene, and me a private paste paper workshop later in the spring, […]