This post is for those that want to know what’s up with my thesis.
Well, I’ve just handed in two copies of my thesis, with no further modifications since Friday. (I was too late to hand in on Friday.) I was advised to relax this weekend, take a break. The suggestion was I could write some more for another day or two this week, following some more informed feedback. However, I’m tired, and I’ve not yet received more informed feedback. And I think the thesis is good enough. Though how would I know?
Can’t I just decide “I’m done”?
Feedback so far is “how about some more pages or more experiments?”, on the grounds that I did some more stuff than I wrote up. There are currently 13 pages of “front matter”, 90 pages of “main matter”, and four pages of bibliography. Page-count wise that sounds fine? I’m also told the first and the last chapters must be really good. Well, um, I don’t know, are they really good already, or not? I’m finding it rather hard to feel motivated with that kind of feedback.
Everyone’s time being limited as it is, the question is if anyone else who knows something about DSP and HMMs, and has some time available, would like to take a look at my thesis and let me know if it isn’t good enough yet? Also, should I care about 50% vs 90%? Does that really make any difference in the grand scheme of things? I’ve been disillusioned enough for the past twenty years that I no longer really care. Quite a pity if this is the only time that it actually does matter. *sigh*