Life in Dublin

Created 15 years ago by Matt,
Last updated February 27th 2018, 1:51:55 pm

Life is pretty nice here in Dublin, we've been here for about 5 weeks or so now, and seem to be settling into a routine.

The holiday feeling is wearing off now, and so I've actually started to get down to some work. I'm really exited about embarking upon the interesting but long and lonely PhD journey, which I realised today, I wouln't be on without the help of my project supervisor from Hull University, Dr. John Whelen, who I understand gave me a really good reference for my IRCSET Scholarship Application, and of course guided me through my undergraduate project and along with my general supervisor, Dr Darren Mundy, gave me a really good opportunity.

I now have a new supervisor, Prof. Paddy Nixon, who will hopefully be a guiding influence on me for the next few years.

Tom and I have been working on a project together; Ubitracker, which visualizes objects/tags moving through our building, into a (not so) simple web page, to which Tom has been applying his extensive JavaScript skills to.

Its still in development, so I had better not link to it just yet (it might break) but maybe Tom will link to it when he's completed his testing (extensive testing is what makes Tom a happy coder :S)

I've added a couple of video's to Facebook of where we live and of our Lab, but for those of you that dont do facebook, this is 3rd flr CASL (approx 3MB WMV file)

I was asked to make up a biogrpahy for myself, but instead I made one up for the group, which Tom wanted me to post:

Ten minutes ago / In 2007, a crackpot PhD unit was sent to CASL by IRCSET/SFI/AdAstra for research they didn't yet understand. These men and women promptly escaped from the maximum security nut house on the 3rd floor to the belfield campus underground. Today, still wanted by their supervisors, they survive on coffee beans and guinness as postgrads of UCD. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can be tutored by.. The SRG-Team.