30 Nov 2001
(updated 18 Dec 2001 at 13:14 UTC) »
Yesterday, Ruth and I visited Reading to check out the
available accomodation. The studio flat in halls that we
looked at was unpleasant and small. In the end we found a
really nice flat just off the main road to the station.
Something of a catch. There is probably even enough room
for us to get all of our stuff (including computers...) in
and still have room to swing a cat (well, maybe a
Also took the opportunity to hand in my application to
the Faculty of Science. With luck I will be accepted. The
only question now remaining is that of funding. In addition
to the work that the department is going to do to try and
match me up with some money, I am going to start looking
around for sponsors. I you know (or run!) a company that
might be interested in sponsoring a PhD student to do some
very cool mobile robotics (with the commensurate marketing
benefits that can be gained with being associated with such
a high profile project) then please drop me a line.
I am going to put the finishing touches
to the basic project web site over the weekend and start
announcements soon. If you are interested in any
information at this stage, have a look at http://www.ispdb.co.uk/.
ISPDB is a free provisioning tool for ISPs. If you are
interested in contributing then please drop me a line.
It has been a busy few days.