This month at RCPG, Stephen presented a program for creating crazy sounds similar to the THX sound. Using the mouse you can control the pitch and dissonance of a generated sound wave. He also put together a youtube video showing off his program (here or embedded at the bottom of this post). You can view the code and play with it yourself at github:

Patrick gave a very high level description of his new job working with big data. In his words: "Distributed stream processing like that found in storm in Haskell. Interestingly many linear topologies in storm seem to be a series of commutative monoid aggregations. This allows individual tuples or batches of data, lost due to a node going down, to be replayed through the graph to obtain a final result as if no data lost occurred."