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Success! (22 Jan 2008 at 13:00)
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED
5GP – Ph.D. (expert mode)


Well, I did it! There were lots of people that came (thanks!) and it went pretty well given the little amount of sleep. If you want to see what it's all about and for some reason didn't want to read the 396 page dissertation, you can take a look at slides from my talk: defense.swf. You need a newish Flash player to view it properly, or otherwise you'll know since all you'll see are monsters and rainbows.

I still have to do some revisions for my dissertation and then there is paper and signature shuffling and margin measuring, but basically this is it. Re: grad school, put a fork in it.
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Beef (adsl-75-51-73-199.dsl.lsan03.sbcglobal.net) – 01.22.08 13:55:56
Congratulations!
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Arthur (p57b6cb52.dip.t-dialin.net) – 01.22.08 14:52:37
Congrats Tom!
Also, if anyone checks out the slides, look out for those insightful remarks to the right of the slides! :)
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 01.22.08 15:03:36
Ha, that's right, if your window is wider than the slides expect, you can see my technology and notes hiding over there.
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Max (c-76-28-98-187.hsd1.ct.comcast.net) – 01.22.08 15:50:40
OMG ICBML5 launched, everybody dies!

p.s. congrats!!
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benv (hagfish.compbio.cs.cmu.edu) – 01.22.08 15:54:19
nice job!
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mkehrt (malagash.cs.washington.edu) – 01.22.08 17:03:34
Much congratulations!
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Graue (ip68-100-130-1.dc.dc.cox.net) – 01.22.08 18:28:28
Yay! I think this calls for an AAD-22 to celebrate. ;)
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-9-249.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 01.22.08 18:50:45
I agree. I want badly to record some music again; for a while I was waiting for Vista drivers for the Delta-44, and now I've just been procrastinating on re-installing that thing. Perhaps this week.

I do have a new band, though, so there will be some new music (more slowly made) available when we get to recording it!
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effika (ip72-200-200-243.ok.ok.cox.net) – 01.22.08 19:43:11
Congrats!
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Marius (63.225.188.80) – 01.22.08 19:51:39
Congrats!! Where are you headed after CMU, Tom?
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Mathcheck (dhcp880.rockhurst.edu) – 01.22.08 20:02:15
Why would anyone not want to read 396 pages of win?
Also, congratulations!
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Chris (c-68-37-255-105.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) – 01.22.08 20:28:01
congratulations dr. murphy

I'm glad my academic advisor finally has a phd...
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Andrew (75-164-158-171.ptld.qwest.net) – 01.22.08 22:14:37
Hooray!
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Hock (adsl-75-18-197-57.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net) – 01.23.08 02:07:48
A well-deserved victory. Congratulations!
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mjn (pool-72-87-129-118.lsanca.dsl-w.verizon.net) – 01.23.08 03:01:31
Congratulations!
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rob j. (cmu-195081.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 01.24.08 15:16:31
Congratulations! (Now you're playing with super power!)
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Tom 7 (gs82.sp.cs.cmu.edu) – 01.24.08 15:21:06
Ha ha, yeah.
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jetfuel (c-98-203-152-135.hsd1.wa.comcast.net) – 01.26.08 02:15:09
Yyyyyyyeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh!!
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Turadg 1 (dsl093-060-010.pit1.dsl.speakeasy.net) – 02.01.08 23:45:15
Possibly the best slides I've ever seen.

How'd you author them?

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Tom 7 (12.108.175.130) – 02.02.08 01:40:29
Thanks Turadg. I made them in Flash using a custom slideshow package I wrote (and would be happy to share).

If you enjoyed these you might also like some of the other talks in that directory (tom7.org/talks); especially jazzy is the end of cs5csl23.swf.

My favorite is my talk from the ICFP programming contest, which was probably the only standing ovation I'll ever get: http://boundvariable.org/press/icfp2006web.swf
(Maybe the video http://boundvariable.org/press/ICFP_contest_2006.mov if you've got an hour to kill...)
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Michael Lanahan. (Author.) (spc1-pool7-0-0-cust469.cosh.broadband.ntl.com) – 03.04.08 23:11:43
Hi Tom,
Your item appears when my Lulu book ID is applied to google-search. ( My ID. 2060845. Any ideas On how to overcome this problem ? I obviously wish to direct friends to my item, not yours. I have reported the issue to Lulu for investigation. Best wishes, Mike.
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Tom 7 (h-66-167-56-84.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 03.05.08 00:36:44
What search query are you talking about?
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