Time for a break… I will be back in 2017 (or maybe a little bit before). Merry Christmas….
Time for a (short) break. I will be back in January, with several courses, on welfare, inequality and poverty, on time series and forecasting techniques, but also data science for actuaries. But before, I need a break….
Yesterday evening was the last course of the Summer session, the exam will be next week. And I will be flying tomorrow for London, for the R in Insurance conference.
(picture from http://phdcomics.com/1231)
Still enjoying my break. I will be in California for the next 10 days.
Still in the US, enjoying the parks,
In a couple of days, we will be in California. And I might have a story about California.
still on the road, in the US,
We are flying, this morning for three weeks in the National Parks, in the western part of the United states. First stop, Las Vegas, as mentioned in a couple of posts already. I did mention in a post in April that I did plan to visit the casinos, but more to see people gambling. And in that post, I noticed that if you play the roulette, and if your plan is to double your gain, then you’d better play big. And bet everything once. Actually, it did happen a few years ago, as a friend recently told me. Ashley Revell, 32 by that time, literally sold every that he had owned to bet on the roulette table (in Vegas). The total of his possessions came to £76,840, which gave him around $135,300 in total to bet with on one spin of the roulette wheel. And he did play everything. Ashley pushed his chips on red, the ball bobbled around the wheel, and it finally came to rest in the 7 Red slot, doubling his winnings to $270,600. But actually, as Ashley explained, it was surprisingly difficult to find a Casino in Vegas to take up such a large bet (most of them simply refused to host to such a big gamble). But a TV show decided to record the bet, and the high stakes bet was finally taken up by the casino at Plaza Hotel.
But I do not plan to play everything I own. And I really want to enjoy that break, so the blog will be probably be off for a few days, I might upload some pictures, because places we’ll visit look simply amazing, but I should be back to work in a bit less than three weeks.
(updates of the trip will be on the kids blog, for those who know it).
Those past months were exhausting, with the end of the Winter session in September, then two more courses, including one with more that one hundred students (when fifty were expected). It might be time for a short break before a new Winter session.
I will be back in less than 10 days…
I am currently enjoying some holidays, I should be back soon, in Montréal (pictures will be online on the kids’blog, for those who got the address)
Time for a break, the blog will be down for a few weeks, while I will be in France…
Après quelques jours de vacances (où contrairement à d’autres je n’ai pas emmené le Hamilton – cf ici – mais quelques très bons polars, dont le dernier Lehane, le dernier Indridason, ainsi que quelques vieux Rivages Noirs que j’avais ratés), je reviens en France, bien reposé…
Bon, j’en ai profité pour avancer deux papiers, reste à faire la mise en forme pendant les jours à venir…