2 April 2007
Last week I handed in my MSc dissertation. After a year of working on it, it's great to get that thing off my back. At some ill-defined point this dissertation crossed the line of corporate confidentiality, so I won't be publishing it any time soon. I figure than any corporate secrets are quite safe with the Open University; they have a well-established history of marking my work without reading it. In the off-chance they do read it, I've embedded a one-pixel 'web-bug' in the HTML summary and rigged the software to 'phone home'. It will be interesting to see what happens.
Now that the dissertation is out of the way, I've got more time to get involved with Goolge's community. Starting with this technical talk titled The Use of Nuclear Explosives To Disrupt or Divert Asteroids.
Today I moved from a cubicle to a real office. Nice. Unfortunately my new office mate has a fractally more complex potted plant than I do, so I'll have to upgrade my specimen. Presumably this will lead to a botanical arms race. By the end of the month it will be a jungle in here.
Meanwhile, one of our users was delighted with the support I gave him. So much so that he wants to send me flowers. This job is always entertaining.