Monthly Archive: April 2014

Grumble Analysis

Convex Analysis is one of the most unusual classes I have taken. It is very beneficial but you need to punch your stomach to prevent grumble. You feel great after understanding every slide though, so it’s worth it. Prof. Curtis is a terrific teacher indeed.



“Tsuba” is the hand guard of a katana (japanese sword). If every katana has a soul, then I believe tsuba is the heart of it. Even the sharpest katana has a tsuba that defines its user. I have a small tsuba collection of 4, but I want to expand it.