Closing time

If all goes well today, I’m due to hand in my thesis this afternoon, around 3pm. About 4 to 6 weeks after that, I will graduate after a graduation-session, where my supervisors will try to ask all kinds of tough questions.
I’m looking forward to it! 🙂

Until then, I’ll be working at Ordina. My first week is also nearing completion, the Clio is great!

/me is done!

Whoa, that feels nice!

I’m (finally) done waiting for the approval for my graduation! I’ve set up an appointment to deal with all the bureaucratic hassle that has to be dealt with at the university, but I’m not going to change a single letter of my thesis anymore.

Done! yay!

Update (2008-04-07): I’ve had to reschedule the appointment to Thursday April 10th. I hope this will be the final appointment!

Only 2 months to go

The first of November is a milestone date for me.
It’s only 2 short months away from the deadline for my master thesis, and I’m kind of shaky acknowledging this.

So far, I’m still going as planned, with my thesis progressing as scheduled.

My portal quality framework is taking shape real quick and the validation stage is near. I’ll be keeping you posted when need be!


Today has been a big day in my, so far very short, career.

My internship has been approved! I will be busy writing my masterthesis at Ordina, a leading company when talking about SOA and SOA-integration. My job is to write a thesis which not only will grant me a degree at my university, but one that will satisfy the need at Ordina for certain knowledge.
So far, I’m still trying to find an optimal subject for me to write about.

I’m currently still debating, continuing with a longlist of 9 subjects. I will narrow it down to about 2 or 3 subjects to make my final decision. Also, I found myself a thesis-supervisor at the university, mr. Guah. He will be responsible for the approval of my thesis, and support me when needed.

These two combined make up a great week for me, I hope it’ll be like this for quite some time.

Temporarily busy

Yes, my life being a student does have it’s rough edges from time to time.
After getting graded an 8 for our seminar-document (which is kind of depressing considering the good comments we received during the seminar, and the bulky document we’ve come up with. I know, quantity is not quality, but we’ve tried to be as complete as we could. I’ve got a slight suspicion we’ve been "undergraded" as we’ve not only doubted the course itself, we’ve also come up with a solution which doesn’t fit our professor’s views fully.
However, I’m not moaning over it as it would be childish to moan at an 8; but it would have been nice to get a higher grade in comparison to the other groups.)

Anyway, that was not why I’m about to post this: it’s because of my probable inactivity the next couple of days (weeks maybe?) as I’m currently very busy reading and studying for the upcoming exams. Yes, both of them.

Maybe I’ll post some stuff that’s catching my interest sooner or later, so far I’m not sure when that’ll be.
Thanks for reading this now. To shamelessly quote some Austrian guy:

I’ll be back!


Frantic times

When you’ve been to college (of any form: MBO, HBO, WO, other) you probably know the drill: several hours before the deadline some frantic work is done to get everything in order to meet the final deadline set by your teacher.
For us, this was just the case yesterday and today, however it wasn’t for the seminar. As our final meeting is on Thursday, the regular Monday-deadline is postponed to Wednesday (we figure), but we strive to deliver a finished document as early as Tuesday 23:59 PM. This way we are a day early, a day in which we can enjoy the sweetness of knowing this course is completed and all the hard work is done.

The final document is shaping up to be quite hefty, at this point we’ve already surpassed the 75-pages marker, and are steadily heading for the 100. I hope we’ll stay under the 100 pages, to at least give the impression we’ve been editing the document to fit under the 100.
Aesthetics put aside; the final document will be published here for you all to read.
Right now, I’m heading for my bed as tomorrow is (again) filled with college; yes the whole 4 hours of it!
I apologize for the large gap between this one and my previous post, I was not being helped by the outage of my internet-connection the past couple of days, I know I will be sending a complaint about it not being fixed within 24 hours.

Yet another meeting

Today, we had the second meeting this week, this time it was about the documents we handed in last Monday. Our professor handed us some pointers to create better documents, and these will most definitely be taken into account over the next few days.

I’m pretty tired right now so I’ll leave it at this, tomorrow there’s a great deal of work cut out for me, including work for the seminar. Bear with me here.

Daily report

Our final report is getting along nicely, and after persuading Microsoft Word to follow my intentions which has caused quite a bit of a headache at times, it also not only looks nice but has the right chapter-numbering.
I hope we will be releasing the report in a short while, for you all to read and gloat upon. It will contain the already published ‘papers’, and some more pieces we created during the process of getting to this point. Being subject to change at this point I will not be able to show you any preliminary results but I can tell that a lot of familiar things can and will be seen in the report.
We hope to get to the v1.0 on Sunday, although other work might postpone this by a day. Monday is our final deadline so it will be ready by then.

Tomorrow, or today for those who keep track of this post’s time, yet another meeting is planned, so I will be checking back in pretty soon.