Finishing a PhD

Warning “work” in progress. Last update: 09 jul 2015

Abstract

Introduction

Materials and Methods

Rescuetime

Rescuetime is “A personal analytics service that shows you how you spend your time and provides tools to help you be more productive.” [2].

Beeminder

Beeminder is “reminders with a sting! Or, goal-tracking with teeth. Mind anything you can graph — weight, pushups, to-do tasks completed — by replying with data when Beeminder prompts you. Or connect with a service (like Fitbit or RescueTime) to report automatically. We plot your progress on a Yellow Brick Road to your goal. Keep all your datapoints on the road and Beeminder will always be free. Go off the road and you (literally) pay the price.” [3].

Results

So here’s the only thing that is my working (literally) in this post: Drawing

This is the curve of my efforts for the last 8 months. You can see I generally obviously only did the bare minimum (or less) with some short-lived bursts of motivation. I’m hoping when I look back at this graph, there will be a last (impressive!) burst of this type around the month of July.

Conclusion and future work

I have come to the conclusion that in the future, I will not be doing another phd.

Also, that this (post? PhD?) necessitates more effort that I am willing to put. But I had great intentions and good ideas (Yes, I know this can work with both post and PhD).

References

  1. Shit Academics Say
  2. Rescuetime
  3. Beeminder

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