Ravi Mohan's Blog
Friday, July 21, 2006
Status Update aka Thank You for the job offers
In my last post, I wrote "Aaargh! someone give me a job in the USA (or even better, an admission into a good PhD program) please! I give up on this country!" A few readers (4 in all) were kind enough to write in with job offers in the USA! Nice! Even better, no one offered me an "enterprise" job. Two were in AI (related) companies and two in compilers.One of those jobs is veeeeery tempting. Must-resist-temptation :-) Thank you all. I've written to all of you individually. That reminds me.Here is a long overdue status update. I will be working on the "compiler project" (this needs a good name) till about the middle of November. Then it looks like I will be working with KD building some stuff for his startup. KD and I think very differently so expect some fireworks. He will probably throw me out of the company the very first day :-) My decision to leave India in 2007 is unchanged. I plan to try for a PhD rather than a job. That way I don't have to play the "H1 game" and sell myself into wage slavery immediately:-). Having said that, one of the job offers had a "higher education allowance" perk. Hmmmmmm. Update: The "blogspot ban" is partially removed. The "dangerous" sites are still blocked. Most of them are terrible and not worth reading (Of course I read them all. The best way to get people to do something is to forbid them to do so!). The only (somewhat) interesting nugget was Nathuram Godse (Gandhi's assassin)'s speech from the dock. If the Intelligence Bureau thinks these sites are going to "incite violence" they need their heads examined.