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Major W00tness!

I woke up with a major smile in my face knowing that last night I was able to complete the condensed version of my thesis manuscript for tomorrow's presentation. I am very very thankful about it, even though I wasn't able to attend my 1 pm laboratory class because of a major chemical imbalance induced by three straight days of not being able to sleep correctly. However, all that was worth it because I have something to show for my troubles.

I've managed to condense a 49 page (and growing) document into 6 pages. These six pages cover the introduction, the theoretical background, and the methodology used for the thesis. The next 4 pages are dedicated to the results & discussion, conclusions, recommendations, and references which brings up the total of the number of pages to 10. Oh, this is single spaced with a font size of 12 (IIRC) using OpenOffice.org 2.0 (beta).

It just feels really great to be able to accomplish something you've worked so hard for. Tomorrow, I have the chance to present the findings in a panel consisting of the best minds (in my opinion) from the University of the Philippines Institute of Computer Science. I specifically chose them (Dr. Albacea (my adviser), Mr. Samaniego, and Mr. Pabico) for the panel, since I will not settle for anything less. I would like to prove to myself primarily, that I can get through a presentation with them in the panel of a thesis at that.

Just a bit of history and trivia: If I ever graduate and finish BS Computer Science with this thesis, I will be only the 5th who will do so from 1983. I'd like to be part of that list, not to be famous but for personal satisfaction. I know I will not settle for anything less.

... Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides for ever.
Pslams 125:1


Indeed.

CHill...

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