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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.