What I've Been Up To

This seems to be turning into one of those blogs where every other post laments the lack of new content and then promises to be more frequent with updates! Well, I do have an excuse, sort of. Let me start with about year ago.

I took the GRE last year and after that, was pretty busy shortlisting colleges and completing applications and arranging for the finances to pay the hefty tuition! Once I got my admits (Georgia Institute of Technology, Columbia University, University of Texas, Austin to name a few), I had to decide which one I wanted to accept (I chose Georgia Tech) and then get started with the visa process. To cut a long story short, I got done with everything by the end of June, quit my job and then got packed for a stopover vacation at London with a trip to Scotland. That was pretty awesome.

Since I landed at Atlanta in August, it's been a whirlwind of activity - getting settled in, getting used to the education system here, signing up for classes, getting setup with a phone, a bank account and of course, actually studying! Unfortunately (or not), GATech has a policy that requires 12 credits per semester for a student to maintain an F-1 visa status; this translates into 4 courses which translates into a LOT of work (if you try to do it all properly and aim for an A everywhere, which I do,). Most of my friends in other colleges need to take only 9 credits per semester (that's 3 courses) so they've got it fairly easy.

Well, so that's why I haven't been posting. And I'm not going to promise that I'll post more regularly now because I know I won't be able to, at least not until the end of the semester comes by and I suspect I'll be so drained by that time that I'll just while away the entire break doing nothing but catching up on sleep!

On a more constructive note, I did migrate my website content from Google Pages over to Google Sites so you can go take a look at that; it's a lot sleeker than before and much less kiddish. It's also better organized now, with a complete list of projects and HowTos I've created to date.

P.S. I'm working towards a Master's Degree in Computer Science

4 comments:

Mona said...

YAAAAYYY! Nice to see you back! :D :D I was wondering about you!

I am so glad you got to where you wanted to be! :D

You landed in the US when I flew back to India from there after a six months stay!

All the best for a bright & a successful Future!

Pratik Stephen said...

Dhruv Chowdhary.. is this you?

no.good.at.coding said...

@Pratik: Dhruv took the GRE almost two years ago and has been at GATech for about 3 semesters now; I've been here for just one :)

P.S. I don't post under my real identity but you can find that out if you really wanted to and have that kind of time to spare!

P.P.S I am an alumnus of AIT, from the batch before yours.

no.good.at.coding said...

@Mona:
Thank you Mona :)

Well, maybe the next time you make a trip here, we can finally meet! If I can get time off from my studies, that is! :(