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Portmantout: A portmanteau of every English word (30 Apr 2015 at 22:59)
Oh, wow, that was dumb. I actually have at least three good posts saved up, but for some reason I thought I already posted in April. So I backdated this one. It's really May right this second. But it concerns April work:

Portmantout video!
Portmantout video!


This is a video I made for my little hack about "Portmantout". Portmanteau is a stringin'-together of two words (like caviar + armpit = caviarmpit), and Portmantout is when you do that for all of the words in English! I did the work and wrote the paper for SIGBOVIK but the video is part of my slow attempt to make an entertaining Youtube channel. It's a lot of work to put together these videos but I'm happy with how it came out!
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jonas (84.0.94.225) – 05.02.15 17:47:11
Could you maybe tell us a bit more about what the SIGBOVIK conference was like? Were you emceeing? Were the plans about parallel talks in the same room or whatever it was successful?
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Tom 7 (173.75.25.122) – 05.03.15 04:58:19
Ha, sure. I thought it went really well this year. There were about ~200 people in attendance this year, and ~10 talks. Nothing went on too long, a problem we've had in the past. I did emcee again. Here was my intro talk:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tom7/talks/intro2015.swf

I'm always happy to emcee, though I'm hopeful that some young ones will take over for continuity's sake!

The idea about parallel tracks was basically a joke, though there was a talk by some of the organizers that briefly simulated what some of these would be like, which was pretty good.
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masodo@BlogDogIt.com (50-195-177-254-static.hfc.comcastbusiness.net) – 05.21.15 10:31:39
Great work Tom. Somebody had to do it - glad it was you :D
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