Last week, I had the unique opportunity to interview with Microsoft (yeah yeah, 1 week before dead-week, missed material, classes etc). And boy what a place Redmond, WA is!
The trip was extremely informative as this was the first time I got to see such talent (inb4 LOL MS). And boy were the problems beautiful. At one point I hacked up a solution by cheating (I analyzed the time using the recursion tree and figured out a solution). The interviewer seemed amused by the solution!!
And guess what:
I GOT IN !
Also, this is probably the first "thing" I have achieved in a long time so that was one of the positives. I guess I will be in Washington in the Summer.
Another positive coming out of my research - our poster in the Kihara laboratory gets to be displayed in GIW 2010.
Now, it is time to get pwned in the finals. Incompetence, unethical behavior by nutters who call me a friend have been very harsh on my performance this semester and have severely affected my final exam situation (i.e. no fucking time to prepare - thank you "teammates").
I only hope I can keep the good news coming in and not have to suffer at the hands of the super-parasite types in the CS department at Purdue (this rant merits its own post and there is one coming).