Sunday, May 18, 2008


I was here for the CISDR workshop. The work shop went well, which should make Chris happy. (One of the work shop goals was to help Chris get tenure). I met a lot of new people at the workshop and we had some good discussions on future research ideas in SDR. Hopefully, some joint projects come from the workshop.

Ireland is a nice sunny place (the locals do not think the weather has been normal this week). Yesterday, I did the cliff walk from Greystones to Bray. I had trouble finding the beginning of the walk in Greystones, so I ended up walking several kilometers on roads and finally bushwacked to a summit above the cliff walk. The view was good and I managed to re-join the cliff walk proper.

While wandering lost I saw a lot of nice houses. Greystones seems to be a pretty upscale area.

The food is good, however the meat centric nature of the diet is getting to me. It's been good to find things like sausage rolls and Cornish pasties again.

Well, time to catch the train to the bus to the airport.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Travel Plans

I'll be in Ireland next attending the First Collaborative International Software-defined Radio Workshop.

We received a small grant from the National Science Foundation to cover our travel expenses for the workshop. Internally, the group working on the proposal called this the "Ireland Pub Crawl" project. In spite of this, we have a good program and it looks like it will be well attended.

Hopefully, I can get my Beagle Board running with a couple of simple SDR demonstrations and attract some people interested in using this board for SDR.


Yes, I play GTA IV. It is awesome.