I’ve barely coded anything this year and thus I decided I should work on making a few prototypes first and then start working on the written part of the thesis. I’ve had a lot of writting on my hands lately and a change seems like all I need at the moment. Not that I’m not going to keep on studying related works for the state of the art, but I want to do something more pratical right now.
After such a long wait, I’m finally going to start working on my thesis for reals! It was about time! Not that I’ve been completely ignoring the matter until now, I have been doing some research and reading some documents, you know, knowing your enemy? But well, now I have more… Steady grounds to work on. Directives, one could say. Good.
Well, although I have already made a few decisions about what I’ll do next and what I must achieve in the first place, the entire process is still a big unknown to me. Starting something is always a big deal for me. Sucks sucks sucks. I gotta start planning as soon as possible, schedule everything, start assigning deadlines, else I know where this is going (prolly ends with me having 5 cups of coffe a day at the dept’s door). Starting is always a big deal.
Remember me talking about a paper I had to do in the next two weeks? Well, forget it, my bad, it’s actually due Monday.
And just as it began, another semester was finished with success!
If only last year I thought more by myself and less for the group, I could have chosen another course and had its credits done by now. If that happened, maybe now I could be telling you how happy I was that I was going to have a classes-free semester, single-mindedly trying to achive my purpose: the dissertation.
But since that didn’t happen and I really have to get those credits, I have to choose a course to do this semester. I have already made my mind, so now I only have some forms to fill and soon I’ll be having classes again. But if all goes well, I’ll be having a much lighter schedule. Good thing! I could really use some “almost-vacations”.
So here I am, studying some docs about computer security and then I find lovely pieces of knowledge such as “Learn from past mistakes – yours and others'”.
I do what I can to document and share my mistakes with others, so maybe they can learn not to fail at the same things. But then it gets annoying when they don’t follow the advice and then act as if I didn’t warn them.
I’m on vacation.
Another day on lower meda without bad side-effects! Things seem to be in the right tracks. It’s nice to have two good days in a row. I hope things stay this way – and they’d better stay! Because I’m feeling all pumped up about going through this, getting rid of the meds and just face life with my full power!
I’ve been working on the Security assignment all day. It is finally ready! The report looks nice, it does have some evolution points, but I am not unpleased with it.
But the whole sitting for hours working is good for nothing. It makes my body ache. Somehow, I manage to make a hole in my schedule so I could go for a little bike ride. I found a kitten. I think the front tire migth have a leak(?). I thought about it last week, but I also though that being the case, it would have already become flat by now, no? Because it is not, it’s just… Flatter. I don’t like this one bit.
And tomorrow morning I’ll finally be making my blood tests! Another thing to look forward to!
For a first day with a lower dosis of meds, I can only say it seemed rather positive! I’m feeling good-mooded and I spent the day working on my next delivery, for the Security subject. Good news for me!
The Informatic Security assigment is due tomorrow night and there’s still a lot to be written down and to be done. The assignment consists in doing a series of attacks to a vulnerable web application, which was built with the sole purpose of being exploited for learning! And it is indeed, full of holes. We have already found tons of entry points, but I have this feeling will be finding more tomorrow and performing even more attacks. These attacks are really interesting and they make think about how secure the web applications I did in my previous assignments were. I figure not that much. In the meanwhile, I am also wondering why I am still awake and thinking about XSS when I could be sleeping and dreaming about being a werewolf.