Google Summer Of Code

I’ve been pretty busy today writing up applications and proposals for the Google Summer of Code. I’ve got about four applications down. I’ll write a few more in the coming hours. I have until 5PM tomorrow to complete them. Most of the projects are above my coding expertise. However there are a few research projects that are very interesting.

I’ll be happy if I get selected, but I’m not getting my hopes up. There must be thousands of applicants and only 1500 bursars. I’m just a bit miffed that WordPress hasn’t got that many project ideas. I think that I’ll still propose an idea of mine to WordPress. Most of them involve a lot of coding. I don’t know how I feel about that. Still, I would like to work for WordPress through Google.

It’s really powerful that you can be anywhere in the world and code for the Summer of Code. I find that interesting. I wanted to apply last year, but missed the deadline. At least this time, I’ll have a few proposals submitted. I’ve checked and I haven’t found that many pure math projects either. It’s too bad. There must be a lot of ideas for that. I’ll try to pitch a few, but I think that those kinds of proposals need more time to polish.

I just ran out of time with the looming end of semester.

Speaking of code, I’m starting to really like the WP dashboard. It’s really faster and better than the old one. I’ve already gotten used to it enough to no longer miss the old one. There are tons of little new tweaks that I really like.

Writing these proposals is mentally exhausting.

Early Bedtime

I went to bed at 9PM last night and woke up at my usual 6:30AM. I was totally out of it most of the day. The previous night’s and that same day’s coding in MATLAB had taken its toll. I started to feel awake after I taught my class at 4PM. I arrived home and got a surprising call from a friend who wanted to have dinner at his house for my birthday which is coming up this weekend. I hadn’t really planned on doing anything, but I was happily surprised.

Brain = Mush

I spent three hours coding some lab work in the departmental computer lab. I was doing well for the first 90 to 120 minutes. After that, I started getting mixed up. We had too many variables. We were writing a script instead of writing a function. Anyways, it was done almost 90 minutes later than it was supposed to. At least everything was working well.

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