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< a•l•iquote |ˈalikwət|, noun />
Mathematics a quantity that can be divided into another an integral number of times. Origin late 16th cent.: from French aliquote, from Latin aliquot ‘some, so many,’ from alius ‘one of two’ + quot ‘how many.’
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I’m a middle-aged bohemian scientist, initially trained in cognitive science before working as a medical statistician for nearly a decade. I also happened to be a teacher for 15 years when time allowed, while pretending to be an applied statistician the rest of the week. Professional details were once available on a “publish-or-perish” page, which is no longer up to date. There’s a now page instead, which I update occasionally. But let that not stop you reading more.

Now I’m sort of playing with my computer for a living, which seems like a good deal after all. Even if I find myself a bit broke, the job is more rewarding and that gives me some free time. Anyway, welcome to my little placeholder for random musings in the digital era! I read a lot of technical stuff (raw archive as a BibTeX file) and more generally literature artwork (although I lost track of it for a long time), and I like writing about almost everything that is barely related to a computer, or just post micro ideas. Here is how I (generally) do. You can reach me on Matrix or

There are places I don’t remember
There are times and days, they mean nothing to me
I’ve been looking through some of them old pictures
They don’t serve to jog my memory
— Tindersticks