If you've been in contact with me lately, you know that I've been very busy with this experiment I have been running. You may even know the significance of the phrase "Report your status, Bravo Leader." Basically, I have been running a lot of subjects through this experiment. It requires a lot of work on my part, but it also require a lot of sitting around and waiting. I've taken up drawing as a way to pass the time. I thought some people might like to see the doodles I came up with.
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Keywords:Stage3 | Projects | Art | Busyness
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I'm sure you've all been waiting anxiously for a new entry. It's been a really busy time since I moved, and I just haven't had the time. I'm all moved in. The house is pretty nice. Not enough people have come by to see me here, but I don't spend much time at home anyway. I spend a lot of time at AEPi just because it is on my way home and my friends are there to get food or play video games or talk.

I've been working really hard. I may have mentioned it before, but basically my goal this summer is to top every expectation Randy could have for me so that he'll have no choice but to hire me for the year. That's pretty hard to do since Randy's expectations of people aren't based on thinking they are people with human limitations but tools to accomplish what he wants done right now. I suppose having people work for you like me, who you don't have to manage too much, is a good thing, but it can cause you to underestimate the difficultly and effort involved and thus underappreciate the good deal you have.

As part of the DARPA project I'm working on, I'm running an experiment. This is an extremely difficult experiment to run. I have to make the code changes, find the subjects, run the subject, crunch the numbers, and if they are bad decided how to fix it. Running the subject alone take me 1 1/2 to 2 hours and requires a process with about a billion steps. This week is the CVE (context validation experiment) where our collaborators from Honeywell are visiting. Basically that means that I was up running subjects until 1am, I worked (mostly running subjects) continuously today from 9 to 9, and I'll probably do the same thing tomorrow.

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Keywords:Stage3 | ETC | Busyness | Nostalgia
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The daily nothing

Well, I don't have much to say today. I felt I should be writing more often, perhaps daily so this is a start. I had an Alice meeting. It was sort of sad to be thinking about handing off my code and stuff. I don't know what they are going to do with BVW next year. Randy's plan to move it all to the PTC sounds like it will kill it for the undergrads, a shame, but at least I made it. A girl emailed me about finding my website and the set game. It think it is cool that people like what I do. If you read this, hi, Kimberly. Anyway, I went and picked up my graduation tickets and signed the new card for Mark. As an advisor I didn't need much help from him because I had Randy, but I still needed to thank him for me getting it. It is true I wouldn't be here if not for Mark. Then I picked up my cap and gown. Finally my out of order story comes together as I went home and played some set with my new friend. She schooled me. It was pretty embarassing. I should practice. Got some grub, watched some West Wing, watched Memento, and then it was time to do "Senior stuff". By the way it was funny today when Dennis suggested his title should be "Señor research programner" instead of "Senior research programmer". Somewhere in the middle I was setting up my MIT computing account. There are some things they don't do really well. I like the system we have here. I'll call that the sucessful ramblings of a first daily entry. Let's see if this keeps on working. Prediction: no.
Keywords:Stage3 | Carnegie Mellon
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