So, there we go. The 11 of January was the birth of my thesis - completed and submitted. Almost 150 pages of work on the topic "Women's Contribution to Free and Open Source Software Development". In French*. Will upload the PDF soon online. For the English speaking readers, will probably have to wait for the articles I will be writing within the year. My idea for publishing a book (in English) will need a more structured research and connections. If anyone has ideas, please let me know :)
Tonight's topic was geekism and its effects on life. Mostly, it was about who is geekier in our group and how he/she exposes it to the world. What came out of the conversation is that we can't claim one geekier than other, since we are all geeks in something.
The word geek is a slang term, noting individuals as "a peculiar or otherwise odd person, especially one who is perceived to be overly obsessed with one or more things including those of intellectuality, electronics, etc.", says Wikipedia
Oh, this really explains it all. I was wondering if this was only me who concentrates best just after lunch, with the second dose of extra-strong coffee, and with the rush to finish "everything planned for today" by 17h, before I am too tired, and before starting my "second life" (or life-after-work).
Monday morning is a difficult time for my daughter, but also for me... To get up, after a wonderful weekend, prepare for leaving, early morning. Catch up with e-mails, conquer procrastination, and dive into your daily tasks. I often sing this song while going to university in the morning:
Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.
Obama's first day looks impressive. He is well occupied to correct "other people's mistakes and gaffs". Imagine, instead of going forward with ideas and growth, he needs to recuperate for all these years of degradation from which now suffer hundreds of millions of Americans, and thousands of millions citizens on Earth.
I don't want to plan 10 years in advance and apply for PhD
I wish to go and find something else to do, some target group for which I can later write a PhD work
I will now concentrate and finish (after I start) my master's thesis
I just got to the conclusion, that what I really was struggling about, is to preserve my freedom. Because, "freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that the heavens gave men". And if I would be kept into universtiy for so long, no matter how good it can be, I will be feeling my freedom taken. So, I need to go ahead slowly and to find out my way.
"La libertad, Sancho, es uno de los más preciosos dones que a los hombres dieron los cielos; con ella no pueden igualarse los tesoros que encierra la tierra ni el mar encubre; por la libertad, así como por la honra, se puede y debe aventurar la vida, y, por el contrario, el cautiverio es el mayor mal que puede venir a los hombres."