For the next 23 days, I'll be posting updates to this blog about the progress of my dissertation research. I have decided to take 3 weeks off of my day job to focus on dissertation research, a period of time I'm calling "Intensive Dissertation Research" (IDR).
The purpose of this series is incredibly selfish: I believe that I will be more highly motivated if I'm posting updates back to this blog ... even if Dad is the only one reading them.
One awkward thing is that I shouldn't really share the core idea of the research (since most of it hasn't been published yet). So these posts will most likely focus on the "human side" of academic work, with some high level overviews of the technical side.