It took a long time to come to terms with what was done to me. I think the fact that I was in the final stages of completing my PhD kept me from completely falling apart – although in truth there were times before I quit when it was touch and go. I know this would please those who were happy to see me go, but they say happiness is the best revenge, and I can honestly say I am happier doing what I do now than I think I would have been had I not been driven out.
I began to publish a lot more work after I left and now have a pretty solid publication record. I even won an award as a grad student for my research from the very same university that drove me out. How’s that for ironic? This is a university that claims to value research and innovation. I also started this blog.
I’ve moved on. I don’t actually want to do “regular” computer science anymore. I’m still heavily involved in tech, but although I still consider myself to be a computer scientist, I no longer feel comfortable saying it out loud.
You can see the kinds of things I’m into now by perusing this blog.
or my farm site: Mink Hollow Rabbitry