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1 Jul 2002 (updated 1 Jul 2002 at 11:29 UTC) »

I am VERY unhappy with my worthless university, SUNY @ Buffalo. I have now had papers accepted at three conferences and I have been unable to participate because they do not support thier studentds research. I was offered $100 for all of these conferences, not for each - for ALL of them, and that was it; making it completely impossible to even travel to these events, much less register for them. Its cost me alot of valuable opportunities to meet people both in the industry, and involved in research. I am extremely frustrated right now. I spent alot of time and effort on that and right now, it all seems like its been for nothing. You'd think the school, like others, would encourage thier grads to publish thier work and build the reputation of the school.

I just stumbled upon this site today, because Farscape is not on, I am bored and its gotta be at least 80 degrees right now; so I thought I'd give this a shot.

Did a little bit of coding this morning, adding MacOS support to ZThreads, a C++ thread library I started some time ago. Unfortunely, my cable modem likes to cut out right when I'm in the middle of updating a CVS somewhere and leaves stable file locks that I have to wait for sf staff to remove. So the next release will be out monday when they get around to cleaning it out for me.

Other than that, been busy writting various papers. I've got about 5 that I'm working on right now for a couple conferences coming up in the next 6 mo's, so that's occupying a few cycles of brain power. Also, trying to learn japanese & read harry potter, and come up with a masters project, and work on this grant sponsored adaptive communication project, and watch the anime I've been meaning to get to, and a million other things that come and go.

See the trick here is, come up and implement something creative (distributed or grid computing oriented) complete the papers and complete the masters and write a paper about it for a conference in Japan next summer. I'd kill 3 birds with one stone; and I'd get to climb Mt. Fuji and see Tokyo Tower. Nice. If everything goes like I hope it will, I should be able to see some sort of monster, magic or technology destroy some part of the tower. Its unavoidable, at least according to the knowledge of that place I've gleened from my anime collection. What a great summer that'll be.

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