It has been a busy day as usual, for my youngest daughter Ditta. As you know, she is in the end tip of her undergraduate program at the Department of Geophysics, Bandung Institute of Technology..
She has finished 143 credit hours so far. So, 8 credit hours she is taking this semester, i.e. Final Project with 6 credit hours and Colloquium with 2 credit hours, will make her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) aka Sarjana (S.Si) in Geophysics..
The problem is, she said recently, her final project is a no-joke project. She is about to process a bunch of seismic data to figure out a 2D view of oil reservoir (she said a 3D view will take a lot longer than 6 months), using a famous seismic data processing software named ProMax, a product of Halliburton..
She said (almost with tears), just to process one data set it will take 2 days processing time. Just imagine if she entered a wrong set of parameters, then the software will produce an erroneous output, and everything will be started again from the beginning. Garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) !
So I said to her, be patient, sweety. Everything is gonna be all-right. All you have to do is keep your mouth shut and pray. Work hard, and eventually your work will be done successfully..
Trust yourself and first and foremost, trust your advisors. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of your seniors who has experience working with ProMax before. Most of the time, if a senior is questioned by a junior, he/she might help. Given he/she has enough time or free time…
How is about graduating in July 2008 ? Is that nice to see yourself in the mirror wearing a graduation gown of the best technological school in the nation ?
I must have been proud of you, by then…
[Disclaimer: this is not a standard english. It contain errors here and there. It is your duty, readers, to correct this lousy english…]