Well, I've just survived another one of the presentations of doom. Sadly the fear I had of them is starting to wear off, so they're becoming shorter and more relaxed. My supervisor currently seems to think this is an improvement, but he'll get a bit of a shock when they get down to one slide with a question mark on it and me sprawling on the floor going "yeah, dude, no-one really knows about this...". Which is what the net result will be in a few more of the dratted things...
Oh well. I have another two to pluck out of thin air before next Thursday, which given I'm planning to spend all my weekend having fun and large chunks of time in lectures may be difficult. At least I've confessed to my supervisor that I'm going to the flow instabilities lectures now. Because he tried to plan the meeting to clash with them. I feel better it's out in the open. Although I'd have fought tooth and nail over giving them up, because Matthew Juniper is God, or at least a small God of lecturing.
Am a little annoyed - I'd just become really engaged with the problem of spike like stall inception, and had made a great breakthrough of the "so *thats* the point of why it happens" type, which had lead me wanting to read another 3 papers and a PhD thesis to try and get to grips with the exciting 3-D stuff that happens between the very fast moving tip of the blade and the very stationary wall. And my supervisor has very plainly stated that if I wander off into tip leakage flows I'll never surface again, that there's a lifetimes worth of study there, and that it's not what Siemans are paying me to do, all I need to do is have a rough idea of what's going on. Which is true. But a bit depressing
So much for writing an interesting LJ post :-) Oh well, this is my life. (Or at least the sanitised version of it)