It's a very nice feeling to see people at their "mission accomplished" moment: relaxed, proud, happy, with a smile of a face and contagious feeling that missions could be accomplised.
Elmine Wijnia finished her Masters. I'm not sure about the exact title in Dutch, but to get an impresstion in English check BlogTalk 2.0 abstract Understanding blogs: a communicative perspective or slides. It's about weblogs and Habermas, and Elmine knows well how to explain it in a language that normal people can understand :)
Robert Slagter is done with his PhD research, Dynamic Groupware Services: Modular design of tailorable groupware. For a few month since Robert moved in a room next door I had many chances to observe his work through the last stage of his PhD, hard time writing and joy of finishing, happy face when the book arrived and preparations for the defense. It's a bit like learning from Jill's PhD journey, but this time more than online...
It's a nice feeling - being able to congratulate friends with their achievements and getting more energy for my own work.
So - Elmine, Robert - my congratulations!