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Just do it?

Have taken some time off from net interaction (sorry gekkou_hayate!) to sulk and indulge my panic regarding the state of my thesis. Two months to go and there aren't really a lot of pages written out of the 150 that should be there once I'm done... and while the software implementation is almost complete, we haven't really documented the results so far.

For some reason, I can't switch between programming and writing and 3D-modelling with the same ease with which other people seem to manage.

I don't know where this reluctance to write scientifically comes from, but I have to get rid of it soon. Somehow I cringe at the fact that hours of thinking up the best (and most elegant) way to formulate a result mathematically yields a few meagre paragraphs -- usually half a page, if that, since we have decided to forgo formal proofs in this work. I suppose I want each page of this thesis to have the quality I would demand from a conference paper, and this is quite the problem considering a paper usually has around 15 pages and the f***ing thesis is ten times that size and it's not supposed to contain filler material.

Gah. I'm a bit desperate here, but I suppose I'll take it one section at a time and hope for the best. After all, I tend to get depressed and run in circles a lot mentally when I should just tackle the problem and do my best and be happy with whatever results I get.

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hardlyfatal
Mar. 30th, 2004 08:02 am (UTC)
Yikes. Complete sympathy from me. Wish I could help, but as with houses7177 all I'd really do is hinder since your field of study is so technical and weirdly out of all realm of my experience. As in, like an alien language from another solar system. You brilliant sciency types are so cool.

Anyway, good luck with it, and try to relax a little. Getting worked up won't help.
technoelfie
Mar. 30th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! You're helping just by being there (online, as it is). *hugs Cinnie*

To be honest, I don't feel too brilliant, but at least I've made some progress today so all is well. Better than it was anyway.

I think I simply haven't been sleeping enough the last few weeks -- that tends to lead to depression and crankiness, at least where I'm concerned. :)
hardlyfatal
Mar. 30th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
As it would for me too-- I've been working heavy hours lately as well, so I know how awful it can be. Try to rest more, even if it's just closing your eyes and emptying your mind for a few minutes.
gekkou_hayate
Mar. 31st, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
no problem
don't worry too much about it. Of course your decreased net interaction will mean less fun, but I'd hate to become a distraction to you when you have something important on your hands! Best of luck with your thesis. I have a 6, 7 page paper of my own to start on and I don't even have any idea what I'm going to do for that, not to mention a 150 page thesis! Aiish. >.< sounds painful.
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