12 Oct 2000 peat   » (Journeyer)

Thesis, thesis, thesis

    Spent the last w'end (Canadian Thanksgiving) working on the sum of my existance for the last four years. My introduction to LaTeX and other documentation systems is going swimingly (as in I'm still managing to keep my head above water. mostly). Am glad to report that I am about to work on the last table for the document tonight, perhaps finishing it. TODO: add graphics, rework citations. The more I use latex, the more I like it. Granted, the learning curve is substantial and it helps to have good documentation (and colleagues online who can answer questions). That said, with time and a bit of forethought, I'm starting to be fairly well equipped to start on the phd after this is done (yes, even after all of this shit).

    That pretty much all of the news for now. I'm catching up on my sleep, er, reading rfcs and other neat docs. :) I'm learning a lot about the more interesting aspects of system administration; I hope to get my hands really dirty in a coding project soon (or many, for that matter). I've been watching with great interest how some acquaintances have set up personal, db-based web sites. Pretty impressive, I must say. I can see some ways in which a lot more could be done tho, and I've started sketching out what I'd like to see in a more focused site. Stay tuned.

    Back to thesis.

Oh, but before I do...

    And in other news, said credit card company bozos have decided to send me a platinum card application. Maybe if I write them back something really imaginative ("addressee used as stunt double for polar bear scenes on Chilly Beach" or something) they'll send me one for a titanium card.

    yeah. right. :)

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