I submitted my thesis!

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Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:42 pm Post

At 2:45pm yesterday (Wednesday, 25 January, 2012) I submitted three copies of my doctoral thesis to be examined. I have now completed all requirements for my doctorate (at least until I get examiners' feedback - they're likely to make some final revision requests prior to the thesis being passed).

I know it's not quite the same as being published, but from my perspective it's darn close (and I didn't know where else I could appropriately brag about it in the forums).

So this is the first Australia Day in a decade that I have been free of studies. It feels good! :D
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:43 am Post

So you don't need to make dinner?
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:33 am Post

Jaysen wrote:So you don't need to make dinner?


Well, today I do. :roll:
But last night we went out for dinner. First time in *ages*. Nothing fancy, but it was fun.
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:06 am Post

Didn't you have to study the recipe?
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:09 am Post

Congratulations!

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:45 am Post

Jaysen wrote:Didn't you have to study the recipe?

Nope. I just read it as I go. No need to remember it, or interpret it, or identify and apply the underlying principles in another context. Just cut some stuff, cook some stuff, throw it in a bowl. Or something like that (as noted, I have no need to memorise it).

dafu wrote:Congratulations!

Dave

Thanks mate. :)
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:23 am Post

Well done nom!
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:17 am Post

Congratulations young Scottie!! :D
Well done.
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:53 am Post

Yes, well done! You must be thrilled to bits!

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:49 am Post

Fluff wrote:Congratulations young Scottie!! :D
Well done.
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P.S. Australia Day?! :?


January 26 is Australia Day. Just because it is apparently.

I was going to thank you for the beer (very appropriate on Australia Day), but on close inspection it reads "non-alcoholic". Is this a feline attempt at humour? Dogs prefer more direct, physical, humour (stepping on a rake, falling over, weeing on a posty's leg, that sort of thing). Fake beer just leaves us wanting more…
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:51 am Post

pigfender wrote:Yes, well done! You must be thrilled to bits!

Rog


Yep! :)
Actually, "relieved" is probably closer. Now the long wait to discover if I have passed (or, more likely, how many changes I need to make in order to pass).
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:00 pm Post

<wanders over to see what the fuss is about>

nom wrote:I know it's not quite the same as being published, but from my perspective it's darn close (and I didn't know where else I could appropriately brag about it in the forums).


i,d say it,s exactly the same as being published,

<sits down and has a nap>
i am happy to give feedback on short passages.

be warned, though. my feedback can be blunt... always well intentioned and aimed at helping you improve, but possibly more honest than you are used to.

as such, i will only chip in if directly invited.

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Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:45 pm Post

Congratulations! *throws confetti* *blows a party horn*
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:45 am Post

Congratulations! This is no small feat and you should be proud.
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