So a year has passed...
...two more papers published, another in the submission queue. Advisor claims I'll be defending in August. Guess I will be, then. Downside is that I have nothing lined up for afterwards, and the prospects aren't looking too good. Of course, still waiting for the Federal Gov't to become less glacial and let me know about my application(s) I've sent in for positions at the National Labs.
It does raise a good question for people out there. I've been looking at a postdoc position in the UK (Univ. of Sheffield and Leeds), but the one thing I lack is a good handle on the old cost of living overseas, and Google hasn't been much help. Anyone out there have a good idea on cost of living in the north of England?
Trying to beat the Mono JIT into submission on the Ultra 2 running Linux. Something is slightly different with how CPUs and exceptions are handled compared to Solaris (e.g. sysinfo calls to get the ISA of the machine. Solaris has it, Linux doesn't seem to). Worse, something bizzare showed up with the Vorbis# stuff...something is dead slow. I'll figure out what's wrong someday, but for now, it works well enough to be useful, but it's not perfect.