All entries for October 2006
October 23, 2006
I spotted in the biscuit aisle of Canley Tesco a new addition: Tesco Value Shortbread.
Actually it was better than expected. The packet promised delicious crumbly shortbread fingers, which in Tesco value, means dust. But there were entire fingers of shortbread! In terms of butter content, we had a surprising 20%, oh Tesco you are really spoiling us.
In any case, they cost me 39 English pence, and were edible.
October 19, 2006
I was thinking about how many billions (perhaps trillions or more) of letters I’ve seen in my lifetime. Its just incredible the amount of written information in the world contains. I wonder what data structures my brain uses to store all this information, and how it can access most of it very quickly. Further reading on this subject is required.
Obviously when I want to remember something, my brain decides to store it, but what happens next? I would have to assume that some sort of biological change occurs within my brain, are new cells created? is there a bank of ‘free memory’? Writing about this has really sparked my interest, I’m going to have to go the library tomorrow!
Recent events in my life have set me thinking about my faith. I have begun to consider what I believe and why I believe it.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t really know what I believe, I don’t know enough to make any decisions, so I must learn. I’m going to read The New Testament to begin with, which I’ve never done. I’m going to try understand it, I’m going to ask questions (I’m blessed with many true christian friends, i.e. they don’t mind me rigorously trying to deconstruct their beliefs.)
I don’t feel pressured in any way, and I’m not going to decide to believe in anything that I don’t truly believe in.
October 13, 2006
So today, I can say I did something I’d never done before, and would rather never happened again: I dropped a blackboard on the back of my ankle.
If you don’t realise, blackboards, and especially this one, are very, very heavy beasts.
I now have an extra lumpy ankle, go me!
You know who you are, you know what happened. And yes, it was quite funny, though I’d guess not for you. Just thought I’d remind you, just in case you tried to forget.
October 11, 2006
I’ve not been getting enough sleep, or eating properly recently, and I knew it was coming: at about noon today, tiredness hit me like a wet badger to the face. Then I fell asleep on the bus. Bugger.
October 05, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.mathsoc.warwick.ac.uk
From the start of the 2006/7 academic year, the society known as MathSoc, has become The Warwick Mathematics Society.
Under this new name, we hope to continue to do the things we’ve always done, revision guides, the Mathemagacian etc. But we want to do them bigger, better and with more involvement from society members than ever before. We believe that the WMS can become one of the biggest and most active student societies on campus.
I’m sorta responsible for all that jazz!
Don’t forget to visit us at Socs fair on Friday!