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Satnam Singh
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For Google New Hire orientation I wore my pre-IPO Google t-shirt and my Google Hiring Committee hoodie. I am starting off with the level of mischief that I intend to maintain.
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Embarrassingly, I cried at the Google new hire orientation today during a presentation that unexpectedly made good use of my Punjabi language skills (a story about two people separated by partition but reunited in later life through the power of technology). Why am I still an emotional wreck.

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Once again I work for a company that has an 'X' for its logo. At the first 'X' in the early 90s I used Haskell to design FPGA circuits. I can't say what tricks I will get up to at this 'X'. However, I will be in very good company. https://x.company/
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I am now an unemployed computer programmer.
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My non-Indian Lyft driver unexpectedly started to play Punjabi songs and it turns out he loves Bollywood music even though he can't understand any of the lyrics. I thought that was rather strange until I started to think about my collection of Laurie Anderson and Bo Kaspers Orkester albums.
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You mean probabilistic programming is just a monad? Why did you not tell me that before? Now I think I have a chance of understanding it.

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Apparently we should be using things other than processors to speed things up a bit. If only we knew how to program those pesky FPGAs and cousins.

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Friends, it is with immense sadness that I pass on this information: John Peterson passed away last weekend due to a climbing accident. He is survived by wife Marti and sons Eric and Jay.

Those of us who knew John from the Yale, Western, and Haskell communities remember his brilliance, warmth, and sense of humor. At Yale he was the perfect foil to Paul Hudak, and I consider it not coincidental that the two of them shared the name of half of the Beatles. They too wrote great music, both with and without lambdas.

John had been trying to get me out to visit him in Colorado for years now, and finally this summer, I had set aside a few days to do so. There was certainly going to be bicycle climbing, but I also knew he would not let me get away without a little rock climbing as well, which I have not done before. It would have been a memorable lesson.

Last week I learned that John planned to spend a chunk of time at Brown as part of a new grant he was writing. The last time he was here was as the external committee member on Greg Cooper's dissertation. Nobody would have been more welcome back.

CC +Gregory Cooper +Antony Courtney +Zhong Shao +Satnam Singh

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Kavi at Lake Tahoe.
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Who took it out of Big Ben and turned it off? The Elders want a word.
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