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[Comments] (5) Ultra Guilttrip: Big ole weblog entry on recommendation systems mentions the Ultra Gleeper, and Paolo Massa, whose paper I referenced in the UG paper, has also noticed it. I find a lot of good weblogs to subscribe to from backlinks and being del.icio.used.

I have from the beginning felt that my paper is a much better contribution to the field of computer science than the Ultra Gleeper itself. The Gleeper, like all flesh, is frail and has shortcomings, but the paper exists in the realm of ideas, and solves all the damn problems and crowns me king of the world already.

Regrettably I have used this fact as an excuse to not work on making the Ultra Gleeper easier to install and use. I am a mess, I have writing assignments and even despite that I'm lazy and don't do work (this is also the reason I have not responded to your email). Also I beat myself up about the absolute amount of time I waste, even though by relative standards I'm a pretty productive guy.

Oh yeah, as long as I'm touting accomplishments that just highlight my lack of follow-through. blogs.gnome.org has started using NewsBruiser for their user weblogs, and they say nice things about me that I don't think are deserved. Also Benjamin Kahn ported one of those standard weblog themes (ie. one of the ones you see everywhere on weblogs of all shapes and sizes) to NewsBruiser. It looks nice!

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Posted by Jarno Virtanen at Thu May 26 2005 14:02

Just think of how guilty you make other people feel with entries like that. ;-)

Sure, I've become at least a Journeyman (if not a Master) in the fine art of changing diapers, but that doesn't quite feel like a great accomplishment. I am not complaining, though. And, if I've understood correctly, Telma doesn't complain either.

Posted by Rachel at Thu May 26 2005 14:24

"I am a mess, I have writing assignments and even despite that I'm lazy and don't do work (this is also the reason I have not responded to your email). Also I beat myself up about the absolute amount of time I waste, even though by relative standards I'm a pretty productive guy."

That sounds tres familair....

Posted by Leonard at Thu May 26 2005 18:58

Jarno, we need to come to Finland to see you and your awesome child.

Posted by Sumana at Thu May 26 2005 20:09

My senior year of college, I thought for about half a day that my parents would pay for me to spend spring break in Europe. I decided that I wanted to visit Helsinki and some other city, Kiev or something, reasoning that other people would probably want to go to London/Paris/etc. with me someday but I wouldn't be among Finland-goers in the near future. Of course it turned out I didn't go. But someday I will, Jarno! To see your cutie-monster baby!

Posted by Jarno Virtanen at Fri May 27 2005 00:19

You are most welcome as our guests in Helsinki if you ever decide to come to this part of the world.

Our current traveling plans include only rather minor expeditions, like for example on a ferry to Estonia, but maybe someday we're ready to travel to the States too and come visit you people. :-)


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