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June 22, 2007

More workk but this weekend…

Follow-up to Praise Report from Counting blessings

Hurrah it’s Fridayy.. off to Birmingham tomorrow for a good rest at me mate’s!!! Anyway, I’ve finally completed my Intuition full paper and progress report. I’ve submitted the paper today. Praise the Lord!!!!!! I’m not sure if I should email Kevin my progress report now. Maybe I just wait till they ask for it. Yeah i think I’m ready for my review. All in God’s hands!!! In the best of hands definitely! In Jesus’ name I commit everything to God. I pray that our PhD (JC, Runnie, Fitri and I) will flow smoothly with daily major breakthroughs as well as significant knowledge discoveries and contributions!!! AMEN!!!!!

Ok tonite BB, I don’t really watch it this year but I really want Carole to go tonight but am sure half of the Uk population seems to love her. Anyway, yeah still the twins to win!!!!!! Or Channelle.

Next week? More work!! Have to start fixing the bugs with my breast modelling.. well not MY breast… MY breast MODEL. :) I’m sure God will inspire me and off I fly like a bird surfing in the air!

Ok ok its the coffee or I think i’m so excited that the weekend is here!!!! Not that I’ve not had enough break…. I’ve had too much and yeah am lovin’ it!!


June 17, 2007

Praise Report

Gosh I’ve been away from any real substantial work for nearly 2 weeks now (Amsterdam, Birmingham, Dublin, London). I’m sure I would need some time to get use to my experiment platform again! I might have changed some variables and I was silly enough not to write them down. Anyway, I am happy that my paper submitted to Intuition 07 has been accepted and I will need to submit the full paper by 7th July. I will keep it simple for this conference as I need the juicier components for my other papers. Plus I have one main chapter left for my progress report: Further Works. I will complete it tomorrow as well as the conclusion chapter. I hope to email Kevin the completed copy by end of this week for my annual review. Oh and I have to attend a writing clinic tomorrow. So I have to remind myself to print out a few copies of my paper so that the experts can review it there and then.


June 06, 2007

PhD Conference

ProjectThe conference went considerably well. I nearly ran out of time. I shouldn’t have babbled on about the state of the art and I should have focused more on explaining my experimental findings. I hope to get encouraging reviews!! All in God’s hands!!! The questions I get were on:
i) incompressibility
ii) isotropic and anisotropic
iii) user perception

I’m so mentally exhausted now.. but I have to soldier on with my French class later!! Then back to the comfort of my own bedroom. Need to catch up with the Apprentice and BB.

Might take half a day off tomorrow and go and get myself Mutya’s new LP. Her single went up to no 2 on the chart hurrah!!!! But I would need to complete at least 80% of my progress report before I dash off to London enroute to Dublin!!


May 26, 2007

Praise Report

About 4 days since I last tried the 3D def and failed. But I thank God for giving me a breakthough. I believe it is quite novel but I shall do more experiments. God inspired me to come out with an idea for my centre of gravity problem. Amen!!!!!! More things to attempt!

What else need to be done by end of June:
i) texture and E test
ii) breast border
iii) CofG
iv) Progress report for annual review (will add findings to date)
v) read and plan for incision

Plan for next 2 weeks:
Tues + Wed: Presentation Slides
Thurs: Document current findings (Volume preservation)
Friday: Complete report (write paper version)
Sat: Prepare for presentation + Reading
Sun-Tues: Amsterdam (Sister+hubby)- Gawai!!!
Wed: PhD Conference + French
Thurs: Reading + Edit progress report
Frid: Read + Progress report
Sat-Sun: Rest + Church

I commit all these to God in Jesus’ name. Amen!!!

“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jer. 29: 11-13.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6.


May 18, 2007

Lost momentum

A bit downhearted this week. Lost my momentum and I’m not doing any work today. Did some work the past few days. Submitted another paper to a conference. I don’t put high hope in it. I just want to get the review so I can improve my work. But who knows, God might bless me with this one. If it gets accepted, all glory to God. Yesterday, I wrote an algorithm for my next experiment. Am thinking of looking at the local + global deformation of my model. I have combined different weighted constraints and I do pray that the algorithm will be successful. All in God’s hands. But for today, I shall pack my bag and head off to my mate’s in Birmingham. Another break :)

More things to do next week:
i) 3D local and global
ii) E extraction
iii) Homogeneity and timestep
iv) texture test
v) more volume test

Commit all these to God in Jesus’ name!! Amen!!!


May 09, 2007

Back on track

God has been teaching me to trust in Him more these past few weeks. I’ve said a prayer on praising Him rain or shine… and things went wrong. God reminded me on my prayer and yes, its a wake up call. It’s easier to feel grateful when things are going well but the real test is when things are falling apart. But God is a faithful God. He will never put those who trust in Him to shame. I’m still learning to trust Him more and stop rationalising the way God is going to work. I shall not try to Trace His Hands but I shall Trust His Heart instead. His ways and plans are beyond and above my understanding. He knows what’s best for me and His timing is always right. All glory to Him!!!

I thank God for helping me with my research. I managed to experiment the refined methods based on the design I came up with last week. I’m sure it was 100% due to divine interventions. And today it worked wonderfully. Managed to get better results and I pray that God will continue to guide me. Trust trust and trust!!! I can’t do it without His help. So all glory to Him!!!!!


May 03, 2007

Third year

My third year starts on May day!!! 1st of May it was. Not a good start I must admit. Reviews on my last paper were a big blow to my confidence. I’m glad for quite a detail review. I can pick up some tips on how to improve my work. But I can’t deny that I was rather shaken. Felt so down for about 5-10 minutes. Prayed about it and I felt at peace after! Such a good wake up call! It makes having faith more real. Blessed is he who makes the Lord his trust! And that is exactly what I’m going to do. If not I’ll lose my sanity over my research. Seriously, PhD iis such a challenging thing to do! Ah well I shall not dwell.. I should move on and commit everything to God!! All in His hands. Amen.


April 28, 2007

Non–linear method

Attempted non-linear approach to my deformation yesterday. There are a few set of equations from different literatures that interest me:

plastic(x,y)=0
e(x,y)
elastic(x,y)=e(x,y)-plastic(x,y)
if (elastic(x,y)>yield) plastic=plastic(x,y)+creep.elastic(x,y);

or

restposition= restposition+(offset*plasticity)

I assume offset is the length displacement (currentlength – restlength)


April 25, 2007

Mid Week

Did some work today. Discovered that my previous distribution method has a bit of a discrepancy when dealing with regular mesh. Adopted phong method to correct the distribution. Now it is much better with a slight improvement from the previous method. Now I need some facts to back up this new method. Now I have a new section to be added to my progress report.

Tomorrow, I really need to start on the non-linear method. Will study the plasticity example from H3D.

All in God’s handsss… blessed is he who makes the Lord his trust!!!!!!!!


April 11, 2007

Out of theme

I’ve received a feedback from one of the conferences. Apparently my paper does not really address the conference theme which is Applied Perception. I might have submitted it to the wrong conference or it is basically not good enough. I reckon the later is more of the major reason. My paper does really need lotsss of improvement. However, I do need to shop for the right conference at the same time. Ah well, my first international paper. Hope to submit the revised version to another ACM conference. Will make sure that it addresses the theme this time. OK one down, 2 more to go and the next conference deadline is in May.


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