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!

Sitting, waiting, wishing

This kind of sums up the last week. I asked my supervisors at the university to accept the semi-final version to be the final version, for me to hand the thesis in officially and to finally graduate.
It now is over a week since I received any communication from my first supervisor, so I’m getting anxious. Trust me, I’ve tried to contact him. 😉

The second is the constructive or constructive assessment of our to-be-home. The appointment has been postponed once, and delayed the second day. The tester has confirmed the report was to be delivered Tuesday (third day of Easter) or at least before the end of Wednesday. We are a mere 2 hours away from that, and I haven’t heard of the report ever since. That sums up the days so far. Blegh.

Short thesis-update

Since it already is the 18th of December, I’m telling you, my precious readers, the thesis is nearing completion.
There still are major loads of work to do, and since my thesis coordinator at the university (again) is away for some time next week it’ll be a mad dash to the end.

Wish me luck here, at least I’ve rested well last weekend during a short break. 😉

Thesis update December

Wow, with Sinterklaas on our doorsteps, it cannot be long before the merry days at the end of the year will commence.

I’m already getting hammered with Christmas advertisements, and it will only intensify over the next few weeks. Over here, a gentleman’s agreement has been made amongst store-holders to only start advertising Christmas inside their stores and in the leaflets after the 5th of December, to give Sinterklaas a chance to profit from the copious amounts of money we tend to spend on gifts this month.

Aside: due to (late) feedback of my supervisor at the university I’m forced to postpone my graduation date by about half a month. It’ll be mid-January for me to have completed the thesis.
I’ll keep you all posted!

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!

Meetings rule!

And I mean it!

Especially if you’re a good-sounding as I am now, with my clogged nose and lovely nasal voice. 😉
However, considering the above, I’m currently doing my job well.
At least, according to my supervisor(s) and co-workers here at Ordina. To underline this, they’ve tried to make my thesis better by handing me some more theoretical frameworks and research methodologies.

Thanks guys for making me read even more! 🙂
No, I mean it 😉

Thesisupdate: Proposal is accepted!


After my first proposal for a thesis was rejected by the university as the quality of the proposed thesis didn’t quite match the (high) university-standards, I sat down to rethink what Ordina was asking from me, and what I wanted myself.
I met with the supervisors from both Ordina and the university to discuss the matter and came up with an ingenious solution (if I might say so myself), I was not going to report on the symptoms, I was going to study the root of the problem!

What this problem is, and what the symptoms are will remain undisclosed for now: I promise to elaborate on them later on.
To those with whom I’ve discussed my proposal in the last week: yes, that subject is now accepted.

My data-collection stage will commence as of now, and I’m planning to start writing shortly.
FINALLY: we are getting somewhere 😉


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.