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We'll call this round 2.  I'm going to attempt to keep this up a lot more regularly, really, I mean it (he says for the nth time).

I'll start with a brief recap of what I've been up to since the last time I posted, which was about a year ago, so there has been a lot.

I moved to Troy, NY to start on my PhD, and I have completed the first of my four years for that, which is exciting.  This summer I still have to put together a portfolio of work demonstrating adequate breadth of knowledge in my field.  Part of what feels like a never ending series of tests I have to pass to get my PhD.

I am in the process of upgrading my computer so that I can play the new Bioshock.  I know its been out for a while now, but my old computer doesn't quite meet the minimum published requirements.  I could play it, probably, but I would rather my fps not be total crap when I do.  I also want to be able to play Shogun II total war without it crashing and without 15 minute load times.  On top of which, Rome II total war is coming out in September, which I am very excited about and I want to be able to play it in a decent graphics setting.  I'll post again later with the new build and maybe some pictures.  Its been rather troublesome.  That'll teach me to go so long without upgrading my build, I've gotten rusty.

Stephanie and I are also going to France in August, which I am very very excited about.  I haven't done any traveling like that with her since I went to Japan to see her junior year of undergraduate.  It will be nice to spend that time with her without having to worry about balancing that time with getting work done.

I also submitted my first article for publication to the academic journal Space Policy.  I'm still waiting to hear back from peer review, but I'll try to keep this updated when I hear back (probably with a revise and resubmit).  My abstract was also accepted for a conference presentation at the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) in...October I think?  That was expected, as this conference tries to be a venue in which all interested academics can communicate their ideas, which I like.  What I like even more is that it is in San Diego.  Last year it was in Copenhagen, which would have been awesome to go to, but waaaaay too expensive.  The year before that it was in Cleveland, which I also presented at, but Cleveland is much less like a vacation than is San Diego.

Well, that is pretty much what has been going on for me, at least that I can recall at the moment.  I'll post again if I can think of anything else.
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