I have been trying to decide the last week or so what I should do with the next few year of my life. I ran an unofficial survey on facebook and it seem like people are telling me that I should start my cult and just see where it goes from there.
Currently I am looking into getting a job. I think I might be the best off on this path, for now. I want to try my hand at actually working for a while. People tell me I am good at this grad school shit but thats not really a statement of what I should do with the rest of my life. I am good at a lot of things, not all of them are worthwhile.
I am still working on my paper and the netflix prize entry. As to the netflix prize entry its crazy how good just the movie average predictor I cobbled together in 20 mins was. I suppose at some point that I will have to start “actually” working on an algorithm but I have this whole decision thing on my plate right now so I think its going to get shelved for a while.
The paper is coming along well. I should have another draft out soon. We pushed the submission back to March and another conference but seeing as how if I get a job, I won’t be the one going, it doesn’t really matter outside of ego boost to me at this point.
I guess I will start submitting apps for jobs. Going to try and focus on more applied areas… I don’t know if I want to do research or more engineering right now but we’ll see whats out there an make the decision later. Going to focus on the southeast area mostly… need to move to a warmer climate. I always have the job at NASA if I want to go out west.
Need to get a little more work done before the smashing at soccer commences this evening. Hope all is well with everyone an anyone who still reads this.