Here’s something that’s been making me happy recently.
Early this term, I proposed to the ACM that they become an organization that connects students with research projects, and a bunch of people are running with the idea. I love it. I posted a couple of e-mails to a mailing list, and said a few words in a meeting, and the thing I wanted actually is happening. It’s like having power, or something, though in truth the suggestion came at a time when people were especially receptive to it. So I guess I’m happy because people listened to me.