I am definitely interested in helping. I have not had much experience with cluster analysis, but I would be happy to look over your data set and do some research to see if there is any way that I can help. Feel free to email me, and I will do some research over the next day or two and get back to you about what I find.
Hullo! I'd love to eventually get a T-shirt from you, I bet they're fantastic! But I'm a bit low on ideas currently... Can I just contact you whenever I think of anything? I'd draw you something in exchange but I don't think it would be an adequate payment... I'd probably just pay you :) Talk to you later hopefully!
i do believe that i meant the winter palace. and man, politic in Russia is crazy. I am kinda dont want to get too involved since i am trying to protect what is left of my childhood memory. i am not ready to let it go yet :P. I do not have a clear understanding of what Putin is doing, i just know that he has been in power for far too long in a democrat country. sometime it felt like he is turning into a dictator. but then again, i do not have the full understanding to say anything that is creditable about Putin and his politics. Maybe once i am ready to let go of my childhood memory.
hey plot, thanks for noticing that :P. yes, i did indeed live in Russia. i was born there as a matter of fact and i am also kinda crazy about anything russian related. but i lived there as a child and my memory is a bit hazing about life there. but from what i remember it was magical. the red castle was some thing from a magic book for me. the people was straight forward in their feelings and they treat me nicely. of course, that was the view of a child whose bubble hadnt been busted but the cruel reality of politics. i am planning to go visit it again someday soon.
Oh, I just wanted to see what you looked like to see if the person in my dream was actually you or if my subconscious just took a random face and told me it was you. The person in my dream actually did look like you. Is that what you were asking about?
And I'll be moving to Belgium in September. Probably in the middle of September.
Oh goodness. I was dreaming about you last night (I really don't know why, and let's not ask about that!) and I just came to see what your picture was, and it was actually you in the dream, too! So weird!
Awesome :) Yeah, English and German were pretty much the same language until the Middle Ages, one of the latest that major languages evolved from each other. If you've ever heard Old English spoken (which I doubt I have, my English prof just happens to speak Old and Middle English), it sounds very Germanic. So it shouldn't be too hard to pick up, I hope!
Oh, that's awesome! I might go visit some of my English-speaking relatives at some point, I think my one English-speaking great-uncle lives in Gouda. I'll definitely let you know!
Um, I like nerdy things :P I like reading and talking about books and looking at old buildings (which I'm told is a good thing to do in Belgium!) and finding obscure coffee shops. I do not currently understand Dutch (I know, like, five words and can't spell any of them) but I do understand some German, so that might help, right? I don't think it would be too hard for me to pick up just understanding (I might not be able to speak it, though) since I've grown up hearing it around my grandparents. Plus, it's similar to German which is similar to English...right? Or am I grasping at straws?
Leiden...I do not know where that is. I have family in Gouda (and a couple other cites, but I don't know where the rest of my grandparents come from...one of them was from near Freisland, though), is that anywhere nearby? Also, are there Nerdfighter-y things that happen that I would be able to get to?