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All done [May. 8th, 2009|02:04 am]
Arvind Narayanan
So I'm officially done at UT. Now the only thing I need to do before packing up and flying to California is to sell my car :-)

The paperwork and general procedural nonsense they make you do to get a Ph.D is as arcane and retarded as any Hindu ritual I had to sit through as a teenager. This is in spite of the fact that the CS department do their best to ease the pain. People are generally trying to do the right thing, but the system is badly broken and change-resistant.
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[User Picture]From: ephermata
2009-05-08 08:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: kadambarid
2009-05-08 10:27 am (UTC)
Good for you :)
As my status reads: Being a graduate student is like becoming all of the Seven Dwarves. In the beginning you're Dopey and Bashful. In the middle, you are usually sick (Sneezy), tired (Sleepy), and irritable (Grumpy). But at the end, they call you Doc, and then you're Happy.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2009-05-08 03:23 pm (UTC)
that's hilarious! fortunately, i never went through either dopey or grumpy. my attitude to research (and everything else) has been aggressive rather than bashful. and overall, ph.d. life has been extremely good, so no grumpy either. on the other hand, i don't want to be called Dr. and don't feel much of a sense of accomplishment (whereas i do after finishing papers.)
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2009-05-08 02:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: normalcyispasse
2009-05-08 03:03 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-08 08:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

--Prasad
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[User Picture]From: solzaire
2009-05-09 08:33 am (UTC)
Congrats man.
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From: fixious
2009-05-09 09:48 am (UTC)
Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: smokediceman
2009-05-11 02:32 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
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From: thaths
2009-05-11 10:20 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! So, what next in Sunny California?
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2009-05-11 10:22 pm (UTC)
post-doc at stanford. startup in my spare time. exciting!
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From: thaths
2009-05-11 10:25 pm (UTC)
In that case... you have an open invitation to lunch at the Googleplex. Ping me when you have the time.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2009-05-11 10:29 pm (UTC)
oh, you're at google? cool. about 60% of my friends are there :-) i look forward to catching up with all of you.
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