R in the New York Times

on Jan 7, 2009
Must be a slow news day because the New York Times has an article about the statistical software R. Israel was right to take advantage of the holiday news lull to invade Gaza.

R first appeared in 1996, when the statistics professors Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman of the University of Auckland in New Zealand released the code as a free software package.

Concha y Toro Trio

on Jan 5, 2009
Concha y Toro: Trio 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Cabernet Franc Poor Shiraz, alone amongst the Cabernets must feel trapped like Odysseus between Scylla and Charybdis, ha ha ha. It was actually pretty good.