All entries for February 2005

February 28, 2005

I like deadlines

You can be creeping around the kitchen late at night, and if anyone asks why you're awake at such a dumb hour, you can just say "have a deadline tomorrow" and all is fine.

If desparately bored, simply break into someone else's room and take anything you feel like. When you are confronted, simply say you have a deadline and the owner will nod in sympathy and you'll likely be able to keep stuff.

February 27, 2005

Hate liking computers

Computers take up far too much time and it's not a happy thing to think what could have been done instead. Managing movie/tv series watching time is far easier because these things can be avoided but computers are vital for so much here.

Depressing as hell!

February 25, 2005

Cheap scientist's trick

You need to get a graph or plot of some data. You don't know how to program or do this properly.

Output to text file and plot using Excel.


Bet all the MOAC people do this .. lame!

How can you change everything and have it all be the same?

It's rather sad but I've never bought new clothes down here until recently. Didn't think it was worth the trek into Coventry and all that lost time that I could used for work or lazing around doing nothing.

Inspired, I rushed out to get various styles of things I've never worn before and I've avoided so much from my old lot of clothes. Is this what girls do all the time? They always seem to be shopping for stuff to wear. I shuffled stuff in my room around and tidied up and basically changed a whole lot of stuff but it's slowly becoming clear that it's all the same stuff in different places.

It's only term two so there's not too much to worry about but I can see this becoming an issue for me .. unless I work really hard and just stay in the library all the time. Stranger things have happened.

People who delete their blog entries

should be shot on sight. It's very much the same as deleting a good photo that is not quite what you want. The mildly embarassing photos are oh-so-important. Never planned the way they turn out (kinda like children really but I wouldn't know anything at all about that). Once they're gone, you never get them back again.

Glad I get to take photos this year. One of the perks of the job ;)

February 24, 2005

One never does any work by pure accident

Ok, it's decided then. I'll start doing some work.


If you are discontent, listen to "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman who people assure me is a woman. Go girl!

Pieces of paper on my wall

Does sticking stuff up on the wall ever work? Do we pay any attention to stuff like "I will do some work" or "I will not mess around"? Or do we do the opposite cos, even though it didn't occur to us before, it actually sounds like a whole lot of fun.

There's some work-related stuff drawing-pinned to the noticeboard in front of me and I hope I'll take the time to figure out what all the weird words and terms mean that I see on there.

Throw Altec Lansings out of my window?

I'm not entirely sure if these speakers and the random tracks I play on them are actually any good for me in terms of work an other things and life. Actually it's just the work and time factors that concern me. Feeling vaguely content may be a bad thing. Perhaps what I need is worry and stress. This may be as simple as playing dark and meanacing tracks to make me feel bad about myself so I work. (This of course would not be the same thing as playing something I have no opinion of which would just make me plain suicidal.)

I'm toying with the idea of working in the library as all the people who live around me seem to get up so early and work so hard and sleep so late and have so little sleep yet get stuff done.

Drat, but my speakers are soooo nice!

Let's read the Economist

Is there really any point in keeping up with what is going on in this world? My three year subscription to the Economist is coming to an end and I wonder if FHM will be more useful to me as the next thing I blow my money on.

Sometimes it's nice being away from the world (so, for example, taking a holiday in some secluded part of Wales) and coming back to find that so much has happened in the world and been reported in the news but you had no idea. Not knowing what was going on was strange and sometimes worrying. People would die and whole countries would come into being.

Then again, there are some things in this world that you find out but wish that you had used your time elsewhere. Anyone in the department with the fountains may occasionally feel this.

It's been fun having a reasonable idea of the randomness that goes on in this world but is it time for a change? FHM anyone?

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