Thursday, June 19, 2008
random bullets of teaching and stuff
* Got the evaluation numbers from last semester's class—two thumbs up. I love me some statistical validation.
* I still haven't taken my new computer out of its box, but I did install Firefox 3 on this machine. I will write a post about it. It's very fast. You know something is speedier than its predecessor when an actual, live human can tell the difference (as opposed to using tools and working in microtime). This Firefox 3 Memory Usage post talks about a lot of the improvements, and I would just like to note that I am personally two degrees of separation from all this awesomeness. You see, my friend/fellow PhD student/soon-to-be office-mate, Donna, is the mother of the fine fellow, Jason Evans, who wrote the jemalloc memory allocator. That's cool.
* Um...how to segue to something not-technical?
* I've cooked a bunch of good food this week. The next One Local Summer post will be full of stuff and pictures. Hooray!