I've been programming most of the week for my thesis. Spent two full working days banging my head against a wall trying to fix a four-level down for loop over a 250k long Python list. Yesterday I decided it was easier to teach myself NumPy and rewrite the entire thing in neat arrays and matrices like I would do if I could use Matlab. I should've used Numpy sooner! My rewrite isn't done yet but the part that I did rewrite is, like, a third of the length and is already faster.
Had a conversation today with someone from the regional transport agency. He brought up 'an article he read somewhere about fair transportation and public transport, how it could be distributed better'. I realized he meant my article, he said his public transport department found it very interesting so now I'm planning to go there and discuss my topic and my thesis. It also seems to be the place where big transport decisions are made, so I'm also viewing it as a bit of an unsolicited application.