It's done: today I heard about the last (passing) mark for the last course I need to follow for my Master in Applied Computing Science, at Utrecht University: a paper about RFID security and privacy as part of the Cryptography course.
Besides some small paper still due for (ahum) my Bachelor, the only thing left is my thesis with associated research. Today I got an invitation for my first working day at ORTEC in Gouda, next month, where I'll be doing research (and implementation) on some exciting new route planning algorithms. It'll require some getting used to it, five days a week, 8 hours a day, for the rest of the year. One of the biggest challenges will be getting up in time every single day, but I'm sure I'll be fine with that – eventually. I have confidence that the interesting research will make up for it completely!
Already this Friday I'll be going to FOSDEM with Thijs, partly by train, and partly hitchhiking a ride from Joost. Too bad my laptop practically died... But reading mail etc. not the most important thing in FOSDEM, you can do that at home too — I hope to meet yet again a whole lot of old and new Debian people over there.
For the first time in 3 years no talk from me, other duties took too much time lately. I'll need to discover how much time I'll be able to spend on Debian as a full-time employee, but I think it'll make it easier for me to divide my time: I really missed doing Debian stuff from time to time, and I need to fix up a number of neglected areas real soon now.
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