I was pleased to read in Saturday's paper that the Route 9 reconstruction project through Peekskill had been completed. I was a bit surprised as the project had been ongoing for a couple of years and I would have guessed had a while to go. But when I drove up there it was indeed finished and looking pretty good. Well except for the construction zone signs which haven't been taken down yet.
Benoit Mandelbrot died last week. I had lunch with him a few times when I worked at IBM and found him pleasant enough although I could see why some of my colleagues thought he was a bit full of himself.