Category Archives: Continuouse Improvement

Tyr’s Day

I ran out of calories at noon today. There’s a slight, miniscule chance it was because I put hot cocoa powder and heavy whipping cream in my morning coffee. Maybe. I knew there’d be consequences, but thought after 48 hours … Continue reading

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It’s Never JUST the Dishwasher

A friend brought a pressure washer over to my house to eradicate the moss and mold from the brick patio in my rented backyard. No good deed goes unpunished is my de facto motto, and we soon discovered that not … Continue reading

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A Patch of Earth

This house I’m renting comes with a yard. I hacked the rosemary growing over the stairs and it nearly filled the recycle bin. Don’t worry. There’s plenty left. I decided that all I needed was a weedeater to deal with … Continue reading

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That Time My Resolve Held

Today’s writing prompt is to write about resolutions kept. My problem with that is that several years ago I gave up resolutions for Lent and haven’t looked back. If resolutions are paper to-do lists, then I killed a forest conquering … Continue reading

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Updated Opinion

My phone died about a week ago. 2 days after my surgery I had to stop my Percocet party and go to the AT&T store to get a new, expensive phone. I hadn’t backed up in forever, so I lost … Continue reading

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Spring Loaded

An non-random, completely lacking construct validity informal study of my colleagues who are also finishing their 3rd year of a PhD program indicates that Easter baskets came with the requisite chocolate, 5 lb weight gain, and a bonus side order of a … Continue reading

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Joan’s Farrier

Ain’t everybody cut out to be Joan of Arc. The old proverb goes something like this: For want of a nail… For want of a fastener, the buffer between soft feet and rough terrain came aloose and emperilled the mission. … Continue reading

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Minor Epiphany at Albertson’s

I usually have my best ideas when I am driving, which is pretty inconvenient for recording my latest and greatest thoughts. Luckily, my husband still answers the phone when I call, will hash through my hare-brained schemes with me, and … Continue reading

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Log Likelihood

A problem from yesterday: Suppose you observe n iid normal variables from the normal density, X ∼ N(µ, σ 2 ), where σ 2 is known. (A) Find the maximum likelihood estimator of the mean µ. L is for likelihood, where L(θ; … Continue reading

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Mean Reversion

There’s this theory called mean reversion and it more or less boils down this: things move to the middle. It’s an old idea– what goes up must come down. Yesterday LSU fired Les Miles. As much as his rote play-calling … Continue reading

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