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Still Here

For some reason or another, a traffic spike hit my blog yesterday:

I’m not entirely sure what people are interested in, but my last post was kind of lackluster and I’m sorry it’s the one people are seeing when they stop by.

It’s like having a bunch of marathon runners pass by your house, and you’ve got scaffolding and busted down cars all over your lawn.  It’s embarrassing.

So, to rectify, here’s what I’ve got going on right now:

  1. I’m still in thesis-writing mode.  I’ve knocked out a few large sections, but there’s still plenty to do.  Trying to pick at it at least once a day for a few hours.  LaTeX frustrations aside, things are moving forward OK here.
  2. UCOSP, the cross-Canada capstone course that I’m TA-ing this semester, is in full swing.  Last weekend was the code sprint, and I stepped in to mentor the Review Board team, since the core developers were too swamped to make the weekend trip.  It was good times.  Here’s a blog post about it by Andrew Louis, who helped organize the whole thing.
  3. I’m in a computer graphics course this semester.  I just finished the first written assignment for it.  Linear algebra is awesome, but I haven’t done it in years, so I’ve had to really shake out the cobwebs on this one.
  4. The Johnson Report is learning a slew of new cover material for an upcoming show.
  5. It’s already October, which means that my planned graduation is only a few months away.  I’ll be looking for work soon, and should update my CV.

And that’s about it, as far as I can tell.

Now what are people so damn interested in on my blog?


I’ve done it again:  I’ve let dust gather on my blog.

Quick update:

  • I’ve finished my courses for this semester, and have gone into full-blown research mode.
  • My research proposal is going through ethics review, in order to make sure that I’m not going to blow things up (or hurt anybody if I do)
  • While my paperwork is reviewed, I’m refining my procedure and apparatus.  Better and better.
  • I’ve been accepted into Google Summer of Code this year – I’ll be working on Review Board.  Details about my project will be the subject of an upcoming post, which I will toss up shortly.
  • I may or may not be co-directing a radio play.  I’ll let you know.
  • The MarkUs team is about to release version 0.7, and a fresh batch of Summer students will soon be here at UofT to work on it!
  • I have not forgotten about the UCDP trip to Poland.  I still have to tell you what we saw and did at Auschwitz.  Cripes – it’s almost a year since I returned, and I’m only half-way through the whole story.  And there’s a ton more to tell.  Coming soon.

Stay tuned.