If you are wondering why the posting recently has been sparse. Wonder no more.

Spring semester winds up May 2. My teaching assistantship is more demanding work during the last month of the semester as the project is assigned and then graded in multiple steps. We usually break up the project into multiple steps so that we can provide feedback to the students.

Another reason is my upcoming oral examination for the Ph.D. proposal. Traditionally, the proposal has been done by students later than it should be and I am no exception. I submitted my written report at the end of February and am now waiting for my committee to schedule a date for the oral. In the meantime, I am working on preparing a 45 minute presentation.

Postings on alternate weekends are also light because of my frequent travel to Jersey to be with my wife. This weekend, we went to Akbar Restaurant in Edison, NJ. It is a nice Indian restaurant. The food was pretty good, though spicy (we asked for mild spices, so I can only wonder what the spicy version would taste like). We also saw the movie Phone Booth. It’s a good movie which keeps you on the edge throughout. It’s also pretty short (80 minutes). But I think it wouldn’t have made sense to drag the story out.

By Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer