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Slight relief

After 3 drafts of my proposal, due tomorrow on the 6 month marker of my Ph.D study and referred to internally as the Registration milestone I have some minor amendments to make this evening and I am good to go! I will though have to find out who my ancillary supervisors are and meet them and also pass my proposal to another professor, who may or may not end up as an ancillary. So I expect to make a few more changes after based on their feedback but at this point I am relieved as my Director of Studies has donned his Panama hat (Del Monte style) in regards to my proposal and even passed compliment on my progress, a 100 fold! Which either means I am better than better or I was nothing but a wandering fart when I started, I’ll opt for the former. The premise of my research then is to create the processes needed to manage on-demandĀ failover and dynamic rejuvenation within a system-of-systems (SoS). It has several goals including:- i) Replace multiple failover points with on-demand instances of systems based on their last known good configuration and ii) gracefully terminate and restart services and systems based…

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Milestones

Just an interim post as milestones have come up in conversation recently, outside and inside of this blog, also I haven’t had that perfect day I talked about. I’ve got my first actual milestone as the university’s research council see it. The registration point in fact is the only milestone until my final year starts when I transfer from the MPhil to the Ph.D. The council are kind enough to provide the following graphic. I think what’s above kinda simplifies the whole process too much. Doesn’t say anything about induction, presenting internally, publishing or anything before submission but hey, I suppose they’re not trying to intentionally scare anyone! And also every school and discipline is different. I have to submit this registration document by 2nd April, else my supervisor will have to fill in a form. I hope to have it in by then but it’ll all depend on how well I write, (It contains my research proposal.) and the feedback I receive in the next week or so. My next actual milestone, (as I see it) is trying to get some work published. The submission deadline for that is 10th April and will be for this. Needless to say…