Progress on the Home Front

November 19, 2008


What a good day. I was expecting to be busy with jury duty, but I wasn’t needed. So working at home. And what a productive week it has been. I’ve got a really nice elegant image processing algorithm for foveal vision. (Well, I think it’s a nice approximation). And my big model is coming along. And the simple random model will hopefully give me a paper too. So after a month or two of being lost in the great PhD wilderness, everything is back on track 🙂 Hopefully there won’t be any more problems between now and the end (middle of next year if I’m on time, which is unlikely as nobody seems to finish on time).

In other news, I’m moving flat next month. The amazing Louisa and I are heading away from sunny Morningside (we’ll miss Waitrose!) down to Viewforth. Top floor flat. Nice view. Proper kitchen. Plesant landlord. No useless estate agents (yes Alba, I’m looking at you. You’re useless. Really useless. You rip tenant off charging nearly £200 in admin fees, then fail to do any work on the property in a reasonable way or time. Sending somebody round with a tub of polyfiller does not count as fixing the floor. I could do that myself if I wanted. You’re useless. Making people wait 4 months (and counting) to carry out basic work… , etc. Anyway, you are fucking useless).

Where was I? oh yes. New flat. Great stuff. It’ll even have a room to funciton as my music studio. 🙂 [Although Louisa has informed me on several occasions that the room is her study. Plus there’s a bed in it, so I guess it’s also Ali K’s guest room] What else? Oh yes, it’s not mouldy. And the kitchen isn’t box sized.


Generally Updating

November 13, 2008


I thought it was about time to write another little post…. it’ll give me a 5 minute break from paper writing (which has been suprisingly productive, but more on that later). So, what’s been happening. hit more to find out.

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Me. Want. More. Gigs.

November 6, 2008


just played two surprisingly good gigs with Al. I honestly don’t think AlKandAlC have played so well together since, well, probably ever. I really like our set, possibly our strongest, (despite no Sailor Song!). Guess Ali K’s song writing is getting stronger and stronger. I think it may be a confidence thing: two of the best new songs are very short, which is maybe Ali’s strong point. And he seems happier and more comfortable with his songs. (Does that make sense? Probably not). Anyway Wolf is cool, although I really do have to sort out my bass solo at the end (or find somebody else (Lucy?) to play it!). Sweet Moves is a cool track too. Shame it’s so short, but it’s good to leave people wanting more I suppose.

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