The background reading continues. At some point I need to stop… - John C. Kirk
Aug. 18th, 2003
The background reading continues. At some point I need to stop reading, and actually come up with the damn algorithm, but I don't yet know how... Back when I first spoke to my supervisor about this project, he asked whether I wanted to write a program, the alternative being to write a review of the literature, although he didn't think that would be as interesting (which I agreed with). I'm guessing that I need to include a certain amount of background info in this report, to show that I understand the area, so maybe I can skew it more towards that, and less towards the algorithm.
Meanwhile, when the cat woke me up last night (at 03:30, mutter mutter), I was dreaming in Prolog. Not dreaming that I was writing a program in it, but actually dreaming in that language (as opposed to dreaming in English). This is slightly disturbing, but hopefully means that I'm getting into the right mindset.
I think my biggest problem here is that I have trouble balancing things out - I tend to have two speeds for work, either "flat out" or "slow" (when I'm skiving off to go climbing etc.). Which is why I keep winding up in a last minute rush, and promising myself that I'll start earlier next time... Anyway, back to it.