Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Array! Hurrah! 2010 in pictures!

Thank you, everyone for a wonderful 2010! We’ll be back in January. Happy Holidays!

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Array road show, road tested

I did not expect to find myself celebrating this week; the North American tradition of Thanksgiving never sits very well with me.  My uneasiness stems from the awkward history of European land acquisition on this continent.  It isn’t a very nice story when you get down to the details, and I’m a little too ashamed of this dark past to be in the mood for a big party.  That’s just me.  However, I recognize the importance of being thankful.

So to my surprise, I’m counting my blessing right in step with a large portion of the people right here in North America.


First of all, Professor Ali Miri invited me to speak at Ryerson University’s Undergraduate Computer Science Department awards ceremony last week.  That was, hands down, the most positive experience I’ve had since the beginning of time.  I’m still smiling.  Amazingly, after the event it wasn’t just the professors or the closeted APL aficionados who came out of the woodwork to further the discussion.  The students were engaged!

What? Really!  No shit.

At the very least, I am thrilled that I could keep one 20-something woman in a white Hijab smiling and nodding for 45 minutes while talking about array programming languages…. Wow. Life is good…. It made my day. Heck, it made my month.

Secondly, you might have noticed that we posted a Happy Birthday APL post.  Well, fine readers, you sent that thing flying all over cyberspace and our blogsite received the highest number of visitors yet.  This was totally unexpected to me; the only reason I remembered the date, is because Roger Hui posted a reminder on one of the APL forums.

That, Folks, is the power of cyber team work. You rock!  The Jedi live!

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.


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