Celebrate the end of the week

Heh, I wrote this up on Friday, but forgot to press the “Publish” button. Better late than never, I guess :-)

In my case, the celebration is more that I’m feeling much better today. My cough is lessened, my headache only slightly debilitating, and my desire to get work done is much increased.

Something momentous happened today – Mubarak finally bowed to the public pressure and announced his resignation. Good luck to the people of Egypt. I’m happy for you, and you’ll need all the luck you can get. Now go and do some partying for me, before you get down to the tricky business of deciding “What next?”!

Back in my own little world, today I applied for a travel grant for the APS April Meeting, a large physics conference which is being held this year in California. I’m very much looking forward to seeing a small part of California; I should make sure to schedule something touristy in along with the conference. One part of my submission was a letter of application. Now, over the past few years, I’ve learnt to use LaTeX for basically everything, to the extent that I really hate booting up Microsoft Word. However, today, it just seemed that writing a letter was just an easier task in Word than LaTeX. There’s probably some way to do it in LaTeX, but I don’t know it, and therefore, Word got some attention for the first time in ages. One of these days I will be free of you, Word!

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