August 06, 2010
I am back! Have no fear! After a long time away I would like to kick start my blogging again with an update on where I am at. Â
In June and July I did not play as much poker as I would have liked.Â June was a pretty breakeven to slightly down month, but July turned out pretty good with my first month of 4 digit profit at 50nl.Â Letâ€™s hope I can keep this rolling through August.
Iâ€™ve accepted an offer for admission to Columbia Universityâ€™s Masters Program in Mathematical Finance.Â Itâ€™s a one-year program that starts in the fall.Â To that end, I have really been putting in the time learning C++ coding and studying advanced probability theory, as well as reviewing methods for solving differential equations.Â Hopefully I will be in a good place come September.Â I am starting off at a disadvantage though because I will be missing the orientation and registration period for fall classes.
The reason I have to miss registration is that Karen and I are going to Machu Picchu from 8/26 â€“ 9/6.Â My classes start 9/7 and, in a lapse of judgment, I assumed that I could just show up for my first day of classes without thinking that there might be critical happenings the few days before.Â Oh well, we live and learn.Â Columbia is notoriously bad for communicating with students, so I was informed of this yesterday after asking if there was anything I needed to do before I go on my vacation.Â Iâ€™m not sure, if I hadnâ€™t reached out to them, when they were thinking of contacting the incoming class; perhaps a day or two before orientation?
Everything else has been pretty status quo.Â I am slowly catching up to Karen in climbing, to her dismay.Â We are both climbing 5.10s at the moment, and Iâ€™m working on V3 and V3+ problems in the bouldering room.Â I suspect that Iâ€™ll have much less time to climb during the school year, so weâ€™ll see if I keep the progress I made over the summer.
Thatâ€™s it for now.Â See you in a few days.