Category Archives: grad school

First day of class

I’ve been waiting for this day for four years now. It didn’t disappoint. This is shaping up to be a fun semester!

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Philadelphia!

My wife and I have now completed our move to Philadelphia! Nothing much to report, really — the move went very smoothly with a lot of great help from friends, and we’re slowly digging our way out from under all … Continue reading

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Philadelphia, here we come!

I’ve just accepted an offer of admission to the PhD program in computer science at U Penn! In particular I’ll be working with the PL group. I’m super-excited — especially since I’ve now been out in the “real world” for … Continue reading

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Visiting Portland!

Woohoo! I’m headed to Portland in a few weeks to visit PSU — arriving on the evening of Thursday Feb. 14 and heading back on the morning of Sunday the 17th. So I’ll have two whole days in which to … Continue reading

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A word to the wise

If you only implement the less than operator in a custom Ord instance (on the theory that “I know I only need to implement one operation to get defaults for the others, and less than makes sense, since you can … Continue reading

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an application (haha) for darcs

So, I’m currently in the process of applying to grad schools. Since no grad school application would be complete without the venerable personal statement, I have written a generic personal statement template which makes me sound totally awesome (…because, of … Continue reading

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