I tried out some of my latest ideas on handling the acoustic side of my thesis experiments this weekend. There were a couple of surprises involving the dynamics of periodically driven pendulums and acoustic impedances, but even with all that, I have a way ahead. Hopefully, this summer, I can get the balance of the experimental work done and then write the thing this fall. I might end up taking a week or so of time off work for the experiments; first, though, I'll discuss strategy and requirements with my supervisor.
In other news, for those who have been assailed with news of the open-source boob train wreck, here's a pretty good take on it by Ursula Vernon.