Yesterday, I finished grading my midterm exam for Principles of Artificial Intelligence (min score 53%, max 92.5%, mean 71.7%, stdev 11.8%).
Besides working on all four of the Targeted Excellence proposals (especially the information security one, for which I am lead PI ), today I had to prepare the Bayesian Network tools in Java (BNJ) manual (see bayesnets). Actually, I'm still finishing that up. I also have notes from a research conference call on the Thursday before last to type up. Oh, and there's also the journal paper I promised I'd have done in 6 weeks, about... um, 6 weeks ago.
I will be presenting a poster at the Atanasoff Symposium next week. Come to think of it, I still need to finish one little corner of that poster. I'll drive out there on the morning of Thu 30 Oct 2003 (leaving Manhattan, KS at 08:30 CST or so) and return the afternoon of Sun 02 Nov 2003. Trask, I need to record a couple of lectures for my classes on Fri 31 Oct 2003.
So, back to work. Swamped. 
You will die young, and before you do, you will have ulcers... and all will despair.
- Bernard El-Hagin
 There was some talk of combining info security with intelligent systems, but the IS one is all about applications to human security instead of network intrusion detection, fraud monitoring, anti-virus security, and anti-DOS security. Besides, there are already a dozen people on IS since we merged the original AI/machine learning one with robotics.
 I'm especially swamped acos I broke my routine of going to caht at most once a weenk and stopped by today. Everyone was his or her usual teuncy elf.