It’s been a long time. How have you been?
Last time I wrote (two months ago), I mentioned a lot of new things happening. To confirm, I started my new research gig in the Internet Research Lab at BYU. So far, I’ve just been reading, summarizing, and presenting papers and also contributing to our lab wiki (also about these papers). Why all the paper reading you ask? Well, as a starving graduate student, it is my duty, nay, my privilege to read about the research that everyone else is doing and then decide if I can contribute to solving some problem of if the problem has already been solved. Very different from my old job of making web applications. But I enjoy working in the lab. The sooner I find something to actually research and produce a thesis from, the better though. Reading papers is not my forte. And that’s why I’m not doing a Ph.D.
I’m hosting it on Amazon’s EC2 cloud. I’ll probably summarize my experience using EC2 in a later post. Hopefully sooner than two months.