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02 August 2007 @ 08:45 am
Dr. Sudoku At Last  
After five years, I finally get to answer "Yes, but ..." whenever someone asks if there's a doctor in the room. It's a good feeling. Maybe not a good feeling for the person who needs a medical doctor, but there are places in the world where being a chemist means being a pharmacist so playing into the confusion might be fun.

While I still have a pretty rushed schedule in moving my stuff out of Cambridge and resettling around Stanford, I expect to be blogging a bit more in the coming weeks. I have some exciting projects - both professionally and in puzzles - starting soon.
thedan on August 2nd, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Hopefully in a year or two I can become Dr. Kakuro and we can start fighting supervillains together. :)
lunchboylunchboy on August 2nd, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Until then, you will just have to be Kakuro Lad.
motrismotris on August 3rd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Dr. Sudoku and Kakuro Lad - I love it. Maybe I should get t-shirts made before Dan and I arrive at GenCon.
Caziquecazique on August 2nd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Adam R. Wood: butasanzotmeister on August 2nd, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Well done. - ZM
phat_joephatjoe on August 2nd, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats, brotha!

Georgi Benevbenevg on August 2nd, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
congrats, thomas! :)
good luck in your life after school, too ;)
TH: shakerpipuzzleguy on August 2nd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I believe it is a matter of time before your brain starts pulsating and you develop telekinesis.

Nice work.
Teesside Snog Monster: mobius-scarfjiggery_pokery on August 2nd, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Jammermeeko713 on August 3rd, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
i have a feeling this is going to be really inappropriate, but i stumbled onto your blog when you posted regarding the ssudoku puzzles, and I GO TO STANFORD!!! pretty weird. but yeah, if you have any questions, let me know. i'm assuming you finished your doctorate in... mathematics in a very prestigious doctorate program?... but yeah. okay, just read your bio, which honestly should freak you out that total strangers like me can read it and know so much about your life. but seriously, i doubt you will need me, and.... you better get damn excited about stanford. it's freaking incredible.
motrismotris on August 3rd, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
Its a small world and I bet, although Stanford is a large campus, we might run into each other. I'm really excited to start there and, while I haven't spent too long on the campus at any one point, the times I have been up in Palo Alto have been incredible. I'm expecting it won't take too long before I fall in love with the area and the university.

I don't find it either odd or frightening to have people reading basic biographical details I supply on this blog or on facebook. In fact, as World Sudoku Champion - with the almost famous status that gives me - I assume some basic facts are now pretty much public record.

zundevilzundevil on August 3rd, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
What's not in the public record: You do a pretty good Fitter Happier. Hmm...maybe there's a reason that's not well known...

Good going, doc!

motrismotris on August 3rd, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
I've wondered if youtube versions of my "interpretive dance and karaoke" of Paranoid Android from Caltech will ever surface to prove I'm very schizophrenic, or can at least play one.
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gary3000 on September 5th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
What's up Doc
Congratulations Thomas.

Glad to hear things are going well. Have you completed your move out West yet?

When are you heading down to Rio? I'm going to be going down as Captain of the Canadian team. It should be a lot of fun. I'll be in Rio as of the 3rd. I'm trying to see if there will be other people around. David Savitt (on the Canadian Team) will be coming in on the 4th. We're probably going to go to a soccer game (on the 4th) and do some touristy things for the next couple of days. Do you know if anyone else is going down early?

Talk to you later.

Gary Sherman
motrismotris on September 6th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Re: What's up Doc
A good chunk of the US team including myself will be arriving a day early, on the morning of October 5th. Not sure what you might be planning for that afternoon but we may very well do some additional tourism during that day.

I'm now living out of a suitcase on the west coast but will not be able to move into my new apartment until the middle of September (currently crashing with a friend up in San Francisco although I'm working in Palo Alto a good hour train ride away). After I get settled again for real, I expect to update more regularly.