I was awoken at 0300. Next time there are drunks running around on the grass, I hope I am awake enough to tell them to come over to under my window, where I will promptly throw cold water over them. Based on the tempreature recently that'll make them shut up and go inside pretty fast. I managed to fall back asleep. After getting up I did some improving to the orders program I use and went to get brunch. 10 hours later we've finnished WoA results. Yes, ten hours of working stuff out. The reason for this? Arakasi has not turned up at all for a whole week, we're now actually worried about him as if he was indisposed he'd have tried to get a message to us. I just hope that whatever happened is not serious and he's already recovered. During today I managed to dink 2 litres of cheap coke. Apparently that's 4.2267528 pints. Mmmm. I did a lot of push-ups today and feel better for it. Also of interest was some moron that phoned me up, here's a paraphrase of the conversation. Me: Hello, this is Teifion speaking, how can I help you? Them: Hello, this is Jugglers night club, we are calling about an incident last night Me: Okay.... (I've never been there) Them: I'm transfering you to someone - sound of a little giggling - Hello Me: Okay, what's the problem? Them: Who is this? Me: (slightly annoyed). It's Teifion, I've never been to that night club and I'm thinking that this is a prank call Them: No, this is a serious alegation Me: I'm going to hang up now, bye Them: We are going to record this call (beep noise) Hang up I figured that there are a whole host of things they did wrong, the most annyoing thing? I can't get their number to return the joke. They phoned Aaron as well, he just said it was Domino's pizza house and kept repeating pizza, he really annoyed them.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
I got in for my 0900 lab. I spent the entire bus journey there talking to the driver. The lab itself wasn't too bad. I spent most of it talking to the lab tech and some of it answering the questions (which were completely rubbish and pointless, still, free marks...). The lab tech has a great sense of humour and is called Thomas. He managed to bang my knee into a table when pushing past. When he banged his own knee into a table 5 minutes later I laughed at the irony (as did Peter and Thomas). After the lab I went back to halls, got some free hot chocolate, chatted on MSN and recorded some Arl Today (Podcast) stuff. Lorna called me a gentleman because I said nice things about her. She then went on to say that she had never realised I could be such a nice person. When I pointed out several times I had behaved like this or better she basically said she'd forgotten. Still, that wasn't too bad. At dinner Briley came and sat with myself and Duane. After being laughed at by Briley for getting cream over my nose (I was trying to fit as much of the pudding in my mouth as possible, just, as you do...) I turned the tables and took the mickie out of her. She did laugh a lot and didn't seem to mind too much so I think it was okay, still, I'll be careful to not laugh at people too much. After that I did some more Podcast stuff. I have a clip of some stuff from a guy in Hull. Suffice to say my listening to the Ian Lee podcast has proved useful in dealing with it. I'm sure the person will be happy with it. I've also discovered that it's harder to remember to do the exercises that my personal fitness coach (competed in the 1993 swimming youth olympics) suggests I do. On the subject of exercises I've noticed that my arms are a little bigger, I just hope it's not the placebo effect. Myself and WarpGhost are a little worried about the third Custodian (Arakasi) as he's not signed on for a whole week and is normally on at least once a day. We're just hoping that he's safe and it's just his computer that's mucuked up.
I managed to get up in time to reach my 0900 lab. I rushed off the bus as I needed to get there early enough to add stuff to my log book. I got there and copied down what I needed to. David sadly got there too late to copy all of the source down. I stalled the person who stamps the logbooks long enough for David to make it to another page and get the stamp in the right place. We have got several copies of our source in several places OTHER than the computer we were using. This is because last year there was some cheating, apparently there were 45 groups, and only 15 versions of source code. We also had to print out our source code so that any massive changes would be noticed. After the lab I went back to halls and then back to Uni to revise. When Cripps' test did take place it was not too hard. I don't think I got a massive ammount of marks, but I think I passed. After the test I went to an ASK session where I learnt all about Colons and Semi-Colons; I also volunteered to be a test-dummy for their software. Dinner tonight was quite nice, lamb cutlet. Duane and Graham left while I spent an hour talking to Gareth and Briley. Gareth and I traded jokes about each other and Briley (I made sure she knew they were jokes). Briley is pretty good at it. After dinner I went to my room and downloaded a load of royalty free music and started recording some Podcast stuff. I've even figured out how to do an interview over MSN. Simply have the interview in text, then the other party record their arguments/replies/comments and send them over. I cut and paste them in-between mine and walla, an interview. I would have gone to bed somewhat earlier but I was interviewing an American guy. I've sadly got an 0900 lab tomorrow, but It's not as rushed as the digital electronics ones and afterwards I can go home and relax. The post was delayed because last night blogspot was down.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Yeah, I think I'll have to give up on the cookies idea specifically. I'm going to have to try other methods of aquiring a lady. Such as waiting. This sadly means that the blog will become more boring. If you believed that then you've clearly not been following it very well and should have a lie down and maybe even a short snooze. Today I was a student guide for the Creative Technology department. It wasn't as good as being in the ECE department, for a start I had no idea how it was meant to go and as such, didn't like it as much. I was asked not to take as many biscuits this time, so I didn't take as many. I did however get quite a few and I'm happy with that. I got to lead a coach tour as well, this was not as nice a blessing as you'd think. For a start, I have NO idea of where anything is, anywhere. Secondly, one of the halls was locked and I had no key. Do you have any idea how hard it is to tell jokes to 25ish people for 3 minutes without them responding. After almost getting lost in Rees halls we got onto the coach and repeated the process at another hall. i made as many jokes as I could think of along the way (not many) and got some laughs out of them. I would go on but it's 2348 and I've just found I have to go to a lab at 0900 tomorrow so must go to bed.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I got up at the early early time of 0800. No, I tell a lie, I woke up then. I got up at 0830. As I had run out of milk yesterday and forgotten to get more so I had a fried breakfast in the refectory. I got into Angelsea and Ben wasn't there. This was as expected and I chatted to some other people. When Ben arrived I went through some of the test questions with him and explained stuff. I was also asked (not by Ben) to be a Student Guide for another department. I said yes. We found something very interesting out in C and I couldn't answer it. It wasn't part of the test, but I was interested. I went to see Chi and even he couldn't figure it out. I take this to mean that I've done well at the test (when you can stump the lecturer you're good). The test itself was as easy as expected and I'm rather sure that I passed. When I got back I did some chatting and eating of dinner. After dinner I went down and did my laundry. While the laundry was going I uploaded my Podcast. If you want to know the full details of getting your hands on it, goto this forum post and read it. If you already have iTunes and suchlike, the XML feed is at http://woarl.com/podcasts/feed.xml Adding it is easy, jsut goto the Advanced menu and add it from there (there was no need to put it on the music store and it requries I'm a member first). I think I shound really rubbish, but so far all the listeners have said I'm really good at it and have a very good news presenter voice. On the news of ladies, I offered lots of cookies out today, I even offered to carry something that looked VERY heavy. Alas, no luck so far. Duane thinks I need to change tactics. I tihnk Duane just needs more patience. I must admit though that I've recieved a lot of people saying to me on MSN to just 'wait'. Here's a question for you to ponder, you don't have to answer it, but pondering is good fun. If I just wait and do nothing, how will I meet her?. My philosophy Yes, I have a philosophy. Yes it was influenced largely by HTWFAIP and I like it. If you don't, feel free to complain, but expect me to not care an awful lot. The basis of the phillosophy is that people care more about themselves than about others. Therefore I must appeal to people's sense of self importance. The best way of doing this is to lower myself. I would like to point out that I in no way think I am less, I'm quite aware of what I am capable of. I used to be the opposite of this. I was somewhat big headed and really annoyed a lot of people with my attitude. (note, just as a test I typed the enture scentence here with my eyes closed). I did of course check for spelling errors (well, obvious ones) and found none). So, that is why I always say things that you'd think put me down, I really don't care.
I got up at around 0900 and went into Uni to chat to some people and revise for the exam. It was amazingly cold today, I'm worried that I'm not eating enough as I really felt cold. Myself and some friends walked around to find the way into the Exam hall only to find the door was closed (it's a fire exit type one). When we were finally allowed into the room we all sat down and waited. The examiners had looked at the exam and said that we could leave after the first half hour if we wanted. Remmeber now that the test is an hour long. After 10 minutes EVERYBODY had finnished. The reason? It was a set of 10 multiple choice questions and two Acronyms. The module is a joke, I can pass (apparently) simply by handing in that CV thing I did a few months ago. It's ridiculous and I plan to bring it up at the next Course Rep meeting, it's a waste of our time. Anyway, onto more interesting things. I got back to my room and started recording a podcast for WoA. I never realised how hard it is. My voice is much more monotone than I ever realised and I had to spend about an hour or so recording 5 minutes of stuff. Dinner was a delicious chicken Kiev. I got to the CU meeting at about 1800 and helped finnish setting up the sound stuff (Sam had gotten there at 1700). After the service I helped lug the two big and heavy speakers down to the cars. They're very heavy. In the pub I played Greg at Chess. He's a very good player and I had three very challenging games with him. After that I sat and talked to some other people, I also doled out three packs of cookies (all I had on me) and got them to accept my MSN address. For those wackos that think I'm a stalker, note that I so far am trying to get people to talk to me first. I got back about 0000 ish and have just agreed to get into Angelsea building. Duane has a blog here, it'll be interesting to see how his style of writing changes over time as he gets better at it (remember my first posts?). just as I was about to post, a player from WoA said that he's got a blog. It's here if you want to see it.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
I got up at the early early time of 0900. I also had very loud music on. When I actualyl got up at 0930 Sam had his music on. Lorna was waiting outside the building at 1000, I told her about the idea for the mockumentry, she liked it. Sarah also liked the idea and they've both said they'd like to be in it (there'll be an episode on asking girls out of course). Briley was ill, tired or overworked and couldn't come this morning. Once we got back from chruch I sat in the refectory and talked to Nicholas. He's quite an okay sort of guy. Sadly I was not offered any free food. That meant I had to guzzle some tuna fish, mmmmm, tuna. I decided that maybe my desk could move, I'd managed to wobble it. I tried using my arms to move it, but that didn't work. Then I crouched under it and pushed with my legs. My legs get somewhat more exercise than my arms and as such the painted screw (hence why I hadn't seen it) poped out and the desk moved nicely. I now have the subwoofer on the floor (lots of cardboard so as to not keep people awake too much). If through some fluke of luck whoever is in D8 reads this, feel free to ring me and complain it's too loud. I can't garuntee it'll go down, but I will at least listen to the call. I spent the evening thinking about making a WoA podcast, I doubt it'd be of much interest to a non-WoA player so I'll leave it there. I spent some time talking to various people over MSN, including Abi from the CU. She wants to know why I keep putting myself down, I've told her I will explain my philosophy tomorrow in the pub after the CU meeting.