Once again we're at the close of the year...
|Sunset over the Pacific with a tiny green flash
... and I'm trying to summarize all that happened in SRS as a way of looking back over the year. It's a bit of a complicated story--we certainly covered a number of topics (see the list below), and touched on a number of SearchResearch topics, methods, and means. We talked about whether a parakeet is really a kind of parrot, where the oldest solar observatory is in the Americas (A: Peru), and how to read in language and scripts that you don't recognize.
This was also the year where I taught the Human-Computer Interaction & AI class at Stanford (with Peter Norvig) which was a tremendous amount of fun, but I'd forgotten how much time standing up a full class takes, even if it's in a domain that you know well.
Despite the class and a few trips here and there, we managed to keep SRS rolling along. We had 55 posts this year, just over 1 per week and just a few less than last year.
I hope you found these entertaining and educational--that's certainly my intent in writing them. I want to encourage your curiosity, and give you some of the tools I've found that help me with my curiosity addiction.
I'm looking forward to next year's crop of SRS Challenges. Where in the world will we go next?
If you would, leave a comment about what you found most interesting in SRS during 2022, and if you have ideas, what would you like us to cover in the year ahead? The comment line is always open.