I’ve been having a lot of fun this weekend. I’ve had a 20 page initial document for my dissertation on Web Services to write. I’m still not there, but I’m getting close. It is actually a quite nice topic to research (especially since it directly relates to my job and what I want to do when I leave university). Unfortunately, it means my room has descended into absolute chaos. I daren’t go to bed tonight because my bed is completely covered in books and pieces of paper (yes, even though I am a computer scientist, I still like good old pen and paper!).
The 15 pages or so I have written so far contain an unbelievable number of acronyms – it seems to be a thing in comp sci now that everything is made into an acronym. For those that are interested, here are some of the acronyms that are appearing in my initial document: .NET, COM, CORBA, DCOM, HTML, HTTP, IIOP, IP, RMI, SMTP, SOAP, TCP/IP, UDDI, URL, WSDL, XML and RPC. Feel free to send me the meanings of these on a postcard (or comment). I am sure that by the time I am finished the number of these will have increased dramatically!
Anyway, enough procrastination. I’ll leave you with the picture of the chaos on my bed.