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Richard Zippel
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BA 380 isn't too bad, but it's still 11 hours to Heathrow
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Kayaking on Lake Mead
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2015-05-02
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Oldest Registered .COM Domains and where they are now
Today (for a few more minutes), is the 30th anniversary of the creation of the first Internet domain. A number of years ago, while I was at Sun Microsystems, I wrote a related blog. Unfortunately, Oracle shut down all of the Sun blogs (they would be fun rea...
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Headed homeward...
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A final Guinness, good friends and some great music. A nice way to end a trip to Dublin 
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Alexander Grothendieck died on Thursday. As a grad student and afterwards I suffered for days trying to understand hiss work. This varied from bewilderment at the steps he was taking, frustration that his writing should be clearer, to being befuddled by the stratospheric level of his abstractions that took all the life out of the mathematics I was studying. But every once in a while, not often but occasionally, a light would go off and I would understand one step of his work---and it was beautiful. And after I took a celebratory break and returned to study the brief spark of clarity would be gone.

He was a monumental mathematician and beyond his mathematics he was a unique individual. He lived on a different planet from us, and I'm glad he took the time to visit every once in a while.
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My chariot awaits..... Dublin this week, where a good point awaits. Where to next month?
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Pretty good hummus and baba ganoush, but the pita are the best I've had on the west coast.  The Mountain View site is catching on.  Should have guessed he'd be into startup's!
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Photo's from a walk around Mountain View and Palo Alto today.
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End of May Photo Walk
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