Shortlog - a log of everyday things
- Attended the final lectures of each of my classes. Björn encouraged
us to attend the talk this afternoon by Barbara
Liskov, the Turing Award
winner. He also encouraged us to attend the presentations next Wednesday,
on the grounds that we're presenting our projects. Eric Brewer gave us an
hour-long talk on planning our careers, and what we should be doing as
graduate students, and how to succeed in academia.
- Was reminded how good it feels to hear your work described as "good
progress!" That alone made the rough night worth it.
- Attended Barbara Liskov's talk. It's amazing to me that the concept of
abstract data types weren't widely understood 40 years ago. Like the
Internet, it seems so obvious in hindsight.
- Acquired a 9" DisplayLink monitor
for use with my Kinect project. The drivers are kinda a mess on Linux -
there's a driver in staging in mainline kernels since 2.6.32, which gives
you a framebuffer device. This works. I can't get the Xorg driver for it
to compile - missing headers. I'll see if I can get it running atop the
classic fbdev driver. I may have to do some FANCY stuff to get OpenGL
working or blitting elsewhere or something. Blah.
- Helped a long-time friend with his Statement of Purpose, as he applies to
graduate school. On a rather tight deadline. As in, we had about two
hours to go from a couple-sentence paragraph to something that "seems half
- Went home after spending 36 hours on campus.