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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Asperger Syndrome

Last week, I met someone who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and who suggested that I too might have this syndrome. He has not been the only one who has suggested this. Although I feel that I fit some of the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, I also feel that some do not apply to me. There are also some that I met when I was younger and that seem to have gone away. I am strongly thinking about being evaluated by a professional.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Being investigated by US government

It seems I am being subject of an investigation by the US government, simply because I am following WikiLeaks on Twitter. At least that is what one could conclude from the subpoena agains Twitter. Since when makes reading a news source and/or social network on the internet a suspect. I presume that my provider will turn down such a request unless it is ratified by a Dutch judge, which I find very unlikely.

Update January 13: WikiLeaks Twitter spying may break EU privacy law

Monday, January 10, 2011

Palindrome date

Today is a palindrome date when written in the (M)M/(D)D/(YYY)Y format: 1/10/2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Today is a Palindrome date at least in the notation (D)D-(M)M-YY, that we often use here in the Netherlands. This year there will be nine more of this type.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter sale

Today, or yesterday, the winter sale at bookshop Broekhuis started. I decided to have a look, and found three interesting books. At 10:22:20, I bought the following three books with 50% discount:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MLL2 mutation spectrum

Today, I received a paper copy of the paper MLL2 mutation spectrum in 45 patients with Kabuki syndrome in the mail. There was a note stating that Andy is patient 3 in table 2. This paper adds another 34 cases where a mutation in the MLL2 gen/protein is linked with Kabuki Syndrome. The paper also noted that a number of MLL2 variants/polymorphisms where found. It did not specify which variants where found in which patients.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Polynomial algorithm for 3-Sat

This evening, I looked at the Slashdot issue Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP. I skimmed through the paper Non-Orthodox Combinatorial Models Based on Discordant Structures. I got the impression that Vladimir Romanov tries to prove something with the help of experiments on randomly generated 3-SAT problems. It seems he did not test his algorithm against known SAT benchmarks. Maybe he should enter the SAT Competition 2011. A random generated 3-SAT problem is not necessary a hard problem. You need to have some quite strong proofs to support a claim for a polynomial algorithm, because it would imply that P=NP, which is famouse difficult unresolved mathematical problem. It also made me think about transforming Nonograms to 3-SAT problems. I did some searching, but did not find anything, and I also have not been able to come up with a transformation myself.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wet snow

Around half past eleven we see some snow falling from the sky. It snowed for a few hours, but not much of the snow stayed on the ground.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


At 12:10, I bought two books from bookshop De Slegte. These are:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Curly Kail with minced beef

We still had some minced beef left from yesterday and I wanted to make curly kail. I peeled some potatoes and put them on the fire. Once they boiled, I added the curly kail with the potatoes. I sliced two red unions in cubes and fried these with the fat of the minced beef. I added some Chinkiang Vinegar to the pan with the curly kail. When the unions where fried, I added the minced beef and a little Light Superior Soy Sauce. Finally, I added everything together and smashed everything into a hotchpotch. I was quite nice, if I admit myself.

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