Yesterday I received an invitation to the private beta of a new LaTeX question-and-answer site hosted by Stack Exchange. I've been going through questions, reading comments, and contributing where I feel it will be useful for more of the past 24 hours than is healthy for my other tasks. It's neat to be involved with this at the ground level! I'm effectively brand new to the Stack Overflow-type sites -- despite having been finding answers on SO through the Google for quite a while now, I've never really contributed before. Still trying to get the hang of the etiquette involved with voting things up and down, gaining reputation, and so on. It's a lot more fun than a standard forum environment though, that's for sure.
The beta becomes public on Monday, I believe, so check it out sometime on or after August 2nd.
I recently participated in the seventh annual Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference (sometimes abbreviated CQISC7, others CQISC'10), and some photos from the week-long event have just been posted to a pair of flickr accounts. The first has pictures from Monday to Wednesday, and the second details Thursday and Friday. The two shots of my talk show just how thrilling my presentation of "Discontinuous quantum walks for universal computation" was:
My talk was based on the paper that is currently under review; more on that later!
Hello. This is my first post here, serving as nothing more than a test. It is only a test. So don't go thinking that it's anything else, 'cause I promise, you'll be disappointed -- 'tis but a test!