Woke up wondering what in the world am I doing at this university, and what in the world convinced the admissions people to let me in - much less pay me to attend. It just doesn't make sense.
Spent today and yesterday listening to Jim (yesterday) and Dan (today) at lunch presenting their papers that they're submitting for Flairs. Thursday will be Paul's turn. Jim's paper is about defining an interface to make layered (aka. hybrid) agent architectures easier (hybrid meaning that the agent has a reactive layer, to handle moment-to-moment activity, and one or more planning/deliberative layers, to produce more intelligent-looking behavior). Dan was talking about his master's thesis work, which is a teaching program/environment that detects or tries to detect student's proficiency and modifies the presentation of the material and the pace of the material to compensate for how well the student is learning the material.
The other thing I did today was release Wcalc under the GPL. SourceForge hasn't merged my existing CVS tree into the project yet, but the webpage is up, and the files (and source) are available for download. At some point, I should comment the code a little better - probably before making much headway with improvements, and hopefully *after* SourceForge starts hosting the CVS tree.
Now, I'm going to open a savings account, and, with luck, get a haircut.