Friday, February 15, 2019

Task Switching, F

I failed task switching again today. I was checking some math I did last week by applying it to some examples. Things were not working out. So I redid most of the work looking for my mistake. I also emailed a collaborator on the work with a warning that some notes I'd written up and shared last week were wrong. He got back to me and in his response, I figured out what I was doing wrong. I'm about halfway through fixing the issue, but it took most of the day and I was unable to task switch away from it. Oh well.


Another lovely day in Sevilla. I've been meaning to photograph these flowers down by the river for a while now:

They look a bit like poppies, but they're not.


I read an interesting article in the New York Times about the dwindling middle class in Spain. The economy is ok, but the jobs aren't very high paying and there's increasing wealth inequality. The barely left-leaning national gov't fell apart today and there will be elections in April. The recent success of the right-wing Vox party here in Andalucia's local elections has folks nervous there there could be some right-wing nationalists elected in April to national positions. I don't see any reason why Spain should be immune to right-wing whack jobs since none of the rest of us (US, France, England, Germany etc) are. We'll just have to wait and see.