I have been feeling a very strong urge to write something (anything) since the last few days. So this will just be random blabber. It’s been too long since I last wrote an entry (the only one ). Now my friends suggest that I should not "kill" this blog. So I promise I will not let that happen and use the blog as a medium to share as much as I can. In the mean time Tiwari has started a pretty decent blog which has its own flavour.
Now, I had suggested to my friends that while we are on our internships, it will be a very good idea to have blogs where we can share our experiences and sometimes talk about our work. It happened that I myself couldn’t stand up to it, and here I am writing for the first time after a month!
One thing that prompted me to write was that I am very pleased with myself over how things have changed over the past weekend. My initial work here involved quite a lot of reading, which I of course enjoyed. But after that I had to switch to the monotonous task of reading a huge piece of Lisp code. It was fun initially as I got to learn some amount of Common Lisp. But the past weak was extremely monotonous as I didn’t get to learn anything new and was just reading code. This weekend I finally emerged out of this cycle and picked up "Analogy Making as Perception" which I regard as the second-best text in the field of Computer Modelling of Analogy Making, the best being the first book to be sold on Amazon. I got back into the reading mode which I like being in. I finished the book yesterday and I am extremely satisfied with myself. Now I plan to read "The Selfish Gene" and "The Society of Mind". I think I don’t want to read any more code. This will probably result in me not doing anything new, in the sense of contributing to the field of Cognitive Science. But somehow that does not concern me too much. I also have a Summer School from the 5th, which means I have hardly 3 weeks to work on whatever I would like to make of this Internship (if you can call it so). The Summer School is really THE bright spot in my visit to Sofia, as it gives me the assurance that even if I continue doing the reading stuff, it won’t be a big blow. I hope though that I don’t get too carried away by this. I would like to make as much use of this opportunity as possible. I hope you can give me some suggestion on this!
Apart from the internship part, I have not done too much here. I don’t like going out much as I am alone. I did go out once to see the city. It has some very old churches. I was very pissed off when the freaking camera stopped working the day I decided to go out. I hope I’ll be able to buy a new Camera by the next weekend and may be go somewhere!
Meanwhile I have also been reading other blogs (a lot of them). Reading gives me a sense of satisfaction which very few things in this world give. I hope I can continue all this as we enter one of the most dreaded semester of our four-year term at IIT.
I would also love to discuss some issues from my research, but that in some later post. I hope I’ll be able to come up with something more interesting the next time.
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