Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Good News! Bad News!

GOOD NEWS: A lot less more overnights due to weekly progress reports.
At last! Our thesis proposal have been finally finished. Now, breathing space has widened a bit. I think all of us who were able to present our respective proposals would eventually get a nod from the panelists. In the first place, why would our advisers allow us to present if they knew something's wrong with the proposal?

As usual, we, the digital group of IML has the most number of members (we're 5) in terms of thesis groups. Well, it's kind of justified since we're designing and implementing a microprocessor here. Our panelists were IML faculty members, namely Prof. Tess Gusad and Prof. Marc Rosales, so at least we knew we're in good hands. We thought we were safe from Prof. Bob Uy's caustic questioning since he was not among our panelists, but we were wrong. It seemed that Prof. Uy was interested with Dual Core technology (which we would implement on a DLX microprocessor) that he asked questions regarding on what core shall sustain the OS (operating system) operations. Good thing that the OS is really out of our scope since we would only concentrate on the dual core capability of our hardware design.

GOOD NEWS: A chairperson, 4 out of 5 councilors, and a handful of reps... not bad for PRIME eh?
Last night, I was not able to attend PRIME's 'isolation party', because I have to be with my thesis mates in psyching up ourselves for our presentation. Ironically, Wilson (one of my thesis mates) was there; he is our official 'pasaway' in the group ever since anyway, not to say that he just want to show his undying presence with the love of his life (go figure who she is).

PRIME still proved to be strong this year as it again swept the ESC elections with only a lone casualty. Well, I sympathize with her as I know that kind of unexpecting feeling. Still, we have to move on, and perhaps there is a better opportunity just waiting to be grabbed. I had experienced it, and now I'm really happy with what happened from last year.

BAD NEWS: Rochelle Diswe for Engg Rep sana...
How could 'they' be better than Cholle? I've never even heard anything about 'them' before. I may be from EEE but I do know the who's who in Engg (main), well at least those who really mattered. Politics in Eng'g sucks too especially when it comes to the self-patronization of idiot orgs. Block (&White) vote your sorry asses (till it gets white) coz surely "they'd" care nothing more other than leading the UP Fair. Sayang Cholle, hehehehehe...

BAD NEWS: ee 275 project due tomorrow?!!!!
Prof. Tiglao said to us last meeting that he would post the order of our presentations for tomorrow. At least 8 people shall be able to present. I was hoping not to be picked out early since I'd still have the thesis proposal presentation hangover. For days, I had been checking my email in case there were any news about our reports. There was none. It was only this afternoon that the order of presentors for tomorrow was released, and I am even the first! Of course I have not yet done anything yet, and it's not only a 15-min oral presentation I am worrying about, it also includes a written report. Damn. And oh, did I say that the only requirements for this subject are homeworks (so far 3), 1 comprehensive exam, and the project (which is the oral presentation and written report about a technology related to Data communications). Are all other EEE graduate subjects as interesting as this? sheessh...
So I'll be talking about 'bittorrent', it's my chosen topic, want to help me out?

WORST NEWS: My grandmother (father side) passed away...
The year 2006 does not seem to be a happy year for all of us. Tragedies, political instabilities, and even deaths of people I am related to. Though my grandmother had lived a long and good life (I presume she is in her 90's) I don't know how it could affect my father since he is very close to her. The shock is still there as the message got to me through my brother's ym message. Of course, the feeling of loss should be normal. The thing that bothers me is the time I spent with my 'lola'. Ever since, they lived far away from our family as we are in the city while they are in the barrios. The loss that I feel is actually the missed opportunity to bond with her ever since she was alive. My father's side lived a very simple life, while we lived a rather complicated one. For in a fact, I only knew my grandmother through my father's stories and not as personally; it is indeed a great loss for me. God bless her soul.

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