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October 05, 2006

Public announcement

Writing about A New Beginning from [TBA]

As hinted on Thor’s blog and for those of you I haven’t bumped into recently or seen my Facebook profile.

Rich and I are engaged

For those of you who wondered why it took us so long, you should know the standards I laid out for the proposal.

  1. I had to be warm / cosy
  2. I had to be able to see the sea
  3. It couldn’t be in Coventry (implied by no. 1 and 2)
  4. No Revvers could be around (which ruled out an Omi – Kev copycat proposal at a Rev event)

Rich got full marks in all of these, going to the impressive lengths of proposing on top of a hill overlooking Barcelona, and hence the sea!

So far, we have:

  • 1 church booked (Westwood)
  • 1 1/2 bridesmaids (one who’s very excited, the half bridesmaid being the one I haven’t asked yet)
  • 1 member of a worship band
  • A first pass at a wedding list
  • Someone to marry
Any suggestions for reception venues would be gratefully received!

September 15, 2005

Spelling standards

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/search/statistics/

I've just been testing the Warwick Search engine and was a bit disappointed that when I typed Skills, Warwick Skills Programmes only reached number 21, whereas if I typed Skills Programmes it came up as top of the list…

Whilst I was doing this I spotted the Search statistics (the mathematician in me gets excited about things like this) and was amused by some of the data it produced.

For example – the quality of spelling in prospective Undergraduates:

July 2005
Top 100 searches
… 575 for 'accomodation'...488 for 'accommodation'

Noting that there were more searches for the incorrect spelling of accommodation (assuming that these are 6th Formers accepted to Warwick visiting the accommodation website choosing their accommodation)

However, the stats for August (assuming these are people who got their predicted grades for Warwick and wanted to know what accommodation they were offered) show:
1,210 for 'accommodation' (no stats for the 'accomodation' version), but 80 for 'accomadation'

Hmmmm…


September 05, 2005

Wehey, Websites and Warwick

Wehey! I'm sooo happy!!!!!!!

All my problems over the weekend with National and Warwick Revelation websites have now been resolved. I have never been so happy to get a text than the one I got over lunch from Tony to announce the happy news :D I'm also pleased to say that, thankfully, neither problem was down to me and it was just coincidence that I happened to be working on the websites at the time they decided to disappear!

On the topic of websites...I'm trying to get all the Skills-related websites updated for the start of term, but the Warwick intranet is intermittently cutting out. Is this just for me or are some other people getting that problem too?


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