Monthly Archives: September 2008

Passed my GBO

I had to take a “Graduate Board Oral Examination” — typically called a GBO and synonymous with “qualifier” — in order to be able to get a Hopkins PhD. It’s necessary and not sufficient, of course, as I still need to do a thesis defense. I was fairly worried about it, and with good reason, but things went very well and now I’m one step closer to graduation.

Now all that’s between me and the PhD are a few simulations and a lot of writing. I think I’m going to employ Anthony Burgess’ Martini Method. 1000 words per day, after which I can have a martini, relax, etc.

There’s also the small issue of my baby arriving soon, which will certainly complicate matters.

phpmyGTD Demo

phpmyGTD is not under active development at the moment. I certainly have a list of things to change, but it’s a low priority for now, especially since it’s working fine for Amanda and me.

On my friend Rob’s recommendation, I’ve finally put up a demo here.

It resets hourly. Please email me or otherwise notify me with comments (see my contact page for info). You may also look at the source code on the site. At some point I’ll set up a proper web page and wiki.

Also note that at the moment I don’t have the iCal feed set up for the demo, but it is an option and it’s there if you do an install.