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I can picture the rows of hedges, rolling hills, and oak trees back home - but whether such things really exist, I have begun to doubt. Just like the existence of this place of thick crowds, thick air, and everywhere tall dirty buildings seemed so unlikely when it was a question of imagination a few months ago. They are so different, the presenc...

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Iterated Function Systems / Crayon Impressions of Leaves

I am about half way through my time working here and I have reached a crucial turning point in my research. All this time the goal has been to make progress on the reverse engineering problem, but it was first necessary to familiarise myself with the forward-engineering. I am now familiar with that forward-engineering. In this post I sum up what...

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In McDonalds Again

A brief update. An important work milestone and a vignette of how I spend my wild late nights in this vibrant, restless city - at McDonalds working.

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Working in Hong Kong (Part 2)

Changing Tack Sailing is the art of manoeuvring a vessel to exploit the power of the wind. It is somewhat surprising, and entirely lovely, that this is still possible even when your destination demands that you head directly into the oncoming wind. The wind can be tamed even when it insists on pushing you backwards. Tacking is the name for the...

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Working in Hong Kong (Part 1)

For the next two months I am working in Hong Kong. While I’m here I think it would be helpful to document my time and the work I’m doing. So that those posts are not completely without context, I will take the next two posts to explain: First - Who I am and how I got here, and second - a proper exposition of the problem I will (at least initiall...

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