Is this the standard model for thesis writing? If it is, I
> am jealous. In my case, I spent three years building an
> experiment which now requires 3 week spurts of around the
> clock work, with a lot of maintenance and writing of
> papers in between. I really prefer programming to playing
> video games. With programming you get to define your own
> puzzles and you have something useful when your done.
I decided to learn python when my thesis was due. Productive
procrastination is the best kind.