I had a "little" lie in. Then I got up and went to my lecture. After the lecture I found that there really was nothing I can do about the group project. I place the blame wholly on John Geddes, partly because he is partly to blame and partly because I reckon he'd be disappointed if I didn't, actually, mostly because it's John. On the plus side there should be some programming involved so it's not all bad. After the lecture I went over to return some borrowed DVDs to Lawrence then walked home. At home I did a lot of programming, some gaming, watched Equilibrium and played some Warcraft. I did some more programming for WoA and then went to bed. Tomorrow one of the players from WoA is coming to visit so that'll rock.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
I got up in time for my 1000 lecture which was not cancelled. The Group Project is just that, a group project. However, myself, Gareth, Chris and Henry are meant to be doing the Digital Electronics project, this is annoying as we'd rather do the programming one. So we have fired off emails to the unit leader asking to be moved. I received a reply saying I couldn't be. My plan? Find out why, I await his return email. Software Systems is led by Martin Cripps, he has the ability to turn a boring lecture into something amusing, it's very impressive and hopefully will help me learn the unit. In the afternoon I did a fair bit more PHP, watched Jarhead and played some DOTA with Gareth. Despite what my timetable apparently says, I only have 1 lecture tomorrow and that's software systems.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I got up and ready quite on time for my 0900 lecture. I walked the walk into Uni and... It was cancelled. So, I walked to the Union to wait for the CU to arrive and help them set up for Re-freshers Fayre. On the way I walked with Tom, he had a broken Umbrella, I offered to fix it and found he had actually found it lying around, discarded by a group of chavs and that if I wanted to fix it, I could have it. I am now in possession of an Umbrella, a decently sized one too. Considering how much walking I do I reckon it might come in useful. Re-freshers fayre did not involve as much in the way of free stuff as the first one did. However, I got enough sugar (sweet wise) to keep me going for quite some time and it was all good. In the afternoon I had a Course Rep meeting but before that I had a talk with David Ndzi, he's starting up the Student Knowledge Group thingie that makes websites, I am of course going to be in it, this time he's got the full backing of many University Deans and whatnot along with several Student Support Services. John Geddes came into the SSCC meeting and was immediately cynical and sarcastic, so no different from usual. He demanded I not blog about him but umm, I forgot ;). For the rest of the meeting we discussed various things to the sound of John's continuing sarcasm and dry wit. I found it very funny and combined with the Cream Cakes it improved the meeting quite a lot. Shame he left early. I went home, did some more programming and some web-authoring for WoA, played some Warcraft 3 with Gareth and played a game called Battle for Wesnoth. It reminds me a lot of Panzer General.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I got up very late and didn't attend either of my lectures or my tutorial (I'm going to catch up, don't worry) because I was ill. I wasn't up for getting out of bed before 1000 and didn't feel ready to leave the house much until this afternoon. Sadly my post on the ECE forums about Haskell on the Mac has gone unanswered so I could not begin learning that (we're told to use specific libraries and they're all Windowz based). I did the next best thing, I re-wrote a WoA page, not one of the HTML ones, but a PHP one that actually does things. It's used to work out Economical logistics and it was good to work my mind and try to improve my programming style. In the evening Huw came over and we played a load of Warcraft 3. Tomorrow I have 1 lecture, and two meetings, yay for being a Rep.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I got up in plenty of time for my morning lecture. It wasn't overly useful as Hassan told us that the average mark on the test was 40%, I know that if I get at least 30% I pass the unit and it was never one I thought I'd score highly on. After that I went to Tesco for some food with Chris and Henry. Formal Computing is going to involve the learning of a whole new language and then there was more Digital. There was no Formal this evening, it's an in class test that is on every other week, there will be 5 tests plus a 6th optional one, the best 5 marks will be used to calculate your mark. I'm not quite sure how the 6th is optional if it can give you more marks... The afternoon consisted of setting up PA for the CU, being at CU and then going to the International Cafe thingie. It involved Free Food so I think you can see why I went. Afterwards I not only walked Siän home but fixed her smoke alarm, the battery died and it's been beeping every 30 seconds in a very loud manner. The house were so annoyed and angry at it that they threw stuff at it and hit it, not being tall enough to get it down properly. I found it hanging from the ceiling by two wires and after a search got a flat-head screwdriver (okay, I tried several other things first and made sure I was insulated) I unscrewed the connectors. To reach the ceiling in such a comfortable manner I did not use a chair, the ceiling is quite high. Instead I climbed the wall, see, it has a practical use beyond scaring people. Currently I feel a little poorly, Lauren brought back a bug from her break and I'm starting to show symptoms. I doubt I'll make the effort to attend the 0900 lecture tomorrow, it's almost certainly not containing anything of key importance and the two extra hours of lie-in will help me recover.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday involved no work or effort for anything. Sunday morning I got up walked a mile and a half to Becca's halls, walked three miles to Eastney Church. I was not in the morning service because I was helping with Discoverers. Helping to run Discoverers is very satisfying and rewarding, two of the girls have really taken a liking to me (no, they're far below my age to those that are about to suggest I find some cookies). After the service myself, Becca, Jo, Lizzie, India, Steve and Phil went to the Tenth Hole (went there last week for breakfast) and had a meal. I looked at the menu and realised there was no Half Roast chicken, I got a little worried until I found there was the equivalent of a Full English breakfast which I of course chose. It was very nice but our group had to be split into two because it was so large, I wasn't too keen on the Tenth Hole. After that we went for a walk along the sea-front and then went to Steve's House. In total I probably walked about 2 miles between then and Church. The evening service was about why we should be telling our friends about Jesus, the answer? Because nobody else will. At the end of the service I helped clear the chairs up as usual and stood around as Helen insulted me for no real reason (not Helen from the CU, this Helen is a lady from church. The insults however were poorly crafted and I barely cared enough to respond to them. Afterwards I walked Lorna and Brierley home then Becca. After getting home I suppose we should add about 4.5 miles onto our total. So that's 4.5 + 2 + 4.5 miles = 11 miles. Not too bad I think. My Timetable is also up for those that want to know what I'll be doing.