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ACL-IJCNLP ‘09 Blog

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I have been invited to co-ordinate the blog for ACL-IJCNLP ‘09, a joint conference on natural language processing to be held in Singapore this August. We will be posting both general articles about NLP and computational linguistics for general public, and articles on things to do in Singapore and nearby regions. Stay tune to the new blog! It will officially be launched next Monday, but you can already access it here (sorry, about the design, we haven’t figured what design to use for the blog yet). Also check out the conference website.

On a bike trainer…

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

So I shall just admit it. I’m fat. I need to bike. But the cold weather doesn’t help. It gets really, really chilling yesterday and I wasn’t really in the mood to complete the daily 20-odd miles ride I’ve done almost everyday. At the end I decided to go to the gym for the first time in years. And guess which machines did I spend the most time on? You’ve got it, the bike trainer!

You know what? The bike trainer is a lot harder than it looks. At first I couldn’t even reach 80 cadence easily. After three to four minutes of trying and adjusting the seats, I realized that the bike trainer beside mine has toeclips (well, it comes close to a toeclips, while it is not really one). So I switched. And it does help! I was maintaining 110-120 cadence for the next one hour on a fatburn program. Burned 900+ calories with average heartrate of 145. Not too shabby huh?

Well, decided that I should be doing more of this. The gym is more controlled, so it’s probably better for losing weight. It gets very boring though. But it can’t be helped, can it?

As an aside, I’ve been thinking of redesigning the basic design of this blog. You know, I really like doing simple web design, though, admittedly, I suck at it. I’ll try to come up with one that utilizes as little images as possible. Yes. That’s a resolution then. If you see this blog in a half-baked stage, it’s probably me being lazy. ;)

The First Post

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Hello world…

It’s done. The website is set up. I’m all ready to go. No, not really. It’s 2:45AM in the morning and I’m truly tired. Couldn’t even chat properly in GTalk moments ago. So I shall be sleeping. How more anticlimactic could I be! Especially after waiting an hour or two until the cname got propagated off the nameservers.

But sleep comes first. Tomorrow is Monday after all.