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an hour of SLAC

Went to an interview at SLAC yesterday, to try to solidify a summer job there. I was under the impression that they had the money and everything was cool as long as the interview went well. Apparently, that's not exactly the case. They liked me a great deal, but they still have to do a bit of lobbying to actually get the funding. So I'm still in the dark as far as what's going on this summer.

The very first guy I met there was Paul Kunz. After he introduced himself and then passed me off to the guy I'd really come to see--as we walked away the second one said "do you know, the guy you just shook hands with is the man who brought the world wide web to America?" Apparently, he was visiting Tim Berners-Lee in 1991 at CERN, and when he got back decided to throw up North America's first web-server. One of the jobs I was offered was working with Paul on his current "Hippodraw" project, but it sounded a bit too much like stuff I've done in the past... and I really wanted something different--more physicsy--to work on. So I stuck to my guns and went with the originally proposed job.

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pbrane
May. 23rd, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
Heh - my first job at stanford, back in the summer of '98, was for Paul Kunz, when he was working on GlastSim. I didn't get very much done (I was an even worse programmer back then than I am now...), but the pay was good! :)
spoonless
May. 24th, 2004 01:49 pm (UTC)
What is it with you and these small-world type coincidences? They just seem to follow you around; or maybe it's only when it involves me. I'll be working on GLAST too.

Speaking of which, do you know Amanda Jacob in person? I noticed she is on your orkut friends-list and that to me is mindboggling. Unless she randomly added you through me or vice-versa. I only know her because we lived down the hall from each other about 5 years ago in a Georgia Tech dorm. Used to hang out in her room and talk to her and her roommate about random crap. As far as I knew, she only had east-coast friends. Of course, she was always the type to have coincidences follow her around too.
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