Fri, Jan 2, 2015 2-minute read

The perception of the amount of time a year lasts follows an inverted exponential curve that depends on your age. Thus, for me this year lasted half the time 2013 lasted. Nevertheless, 2014 has been full of things that I will chronologically list such that my dysfunctional memory does not need to store them anymore:

  • I start the year at the Hospital because a monkey bit me in Mexico
  • Cover of Ending Theme (by Pain Of Salvation)
  • Midnight Blue is my new metal band. I’m the vocalist and it’s a lot of fun
  • The Longest Winter in NY
  • I present the 2D-FMC method at NEMISIG 2014 in Columbia University
  • iPython Notebook is the new best thing as a developer
  • I switch back to MacVim and I become much happier
  • The Old School comes to NY and we spend The Best Week Ever (thanks for organizing it Nat! :*)
  • Playing with Eren Başbuğ and Alek Darson at Berklee College
  • Cover of Harvest (by Opeth)
  • We leave our beautiful apartment in Brooklyn and go to Europe for a month
  • Dublin for a day: beer, whiskey, jetlag, and leprechauns
  • Presented the 2D-FMC method at ICASSP 2014
  • Barcelona at the speed of light: crazy ISMIR deadline, and Thin Bag of Urine World Tour 2014
  • We move to Lima, Perú, for 2.5 months
  • I watch the World Cup for the first time in my life (and people in Peru are crazy about it)
  • I start writing my PhD Dissertation
  • Cover of Trains (by Porcupine Tree)
  • The food in Perú is extremely good, and Isabel’s cuisine is probably the best in the world
  • We visit Cusco and the Sacred Valley (including Machu Picchu) and it is probably the most beautiful place in the world
  • We go back to Brooklyn and find a nice apartment in the heart of Crown Heights
  • Teaching C Programming again
  • I collaborate with Ractica and we publish this song, which is awesome
  • International cover of The Trooper by Iron Maiden
  • When everything is out of the moving boxes and the apartment looks like home, Bedbugs arrive
  • ISMIR in Taipei. The best conference. So many papers this year (one of them wins the best poster award :))
  • International cover of Thriller by Michael Jackson
  • We stop eating meat in the US
  • The epic moment comes: I submit my PhD Dissertation
  • We spend the Holidays in Barcelona with Nat, family, and friends

Happy 2015 everyone titanics!