Blogsnob trial

I’ve decided to give Blogsnob another trial on my blog (I used to have it on my Upsaid one and it worked reasonably well). Basically this is a system whereby I display links to other peoples’ blogs within the exchange, and a link to my blog gets shown on other sites. It’s an interesting way […]

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Site redesign

I’ve finally put the finishing touches to the site redesign and pushed it live. The old design looked quite nice but it got a bit wide on large resolutions (anything from 1024×768 upwards really) so a lot of paragraphs consisted of one or two lines and were getting a bit difficult to read. The site […]

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Exams finally over

I had my last exam (Imperative programming with C and C++) yesterday afternoon, so now I’m free of the shadow of tests that’s been haunting me for the last fortnight. Hurrah! The C/C++ exam went okay as well, although I wasn’t too worried about it anyway because it’s probably the module that I’m most confident […]

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Exam and new site ideas

Today’s exam (implementation and power of computer languages) was quite possibly the worse experience since taking Continuous Mathematics last year. I just had a total mind blank when I was looking at the questions, despite the fact that one of them was similar to a lab exercise that I got good marks on. I don’t […]

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Places I’d like to visit

Kate got me thinking about travelling with this LJ post, so here’s the list of places I’d like to visit before I’m say… 30: Empire State Building (would love to take a picture from the top) Great Wall of China Great Pyramid of Giza Statue of Liberty Eiffel Tower (I’ve seen it, but not been […]

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Finding it hard to revise

Despite having an exam tomorrow morning and another the day after, I’m still finding it really hard to revise. All my work seems to fit into two categories, either it’s something I don’t like but have to do (e.g. software engineering) which I hate revising because of that, or it’s something I already know a […]

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Exam panic part II

Well, I’ve got a networks exam to look forward tomorrow, and once again I’m in a state of minor panic because I don’t think I know enough to answer the questions that I’m sure I’ll face. I can deal with advantages/disadvantages of one system against another, but I’m dreading any technical questions about the composition […]

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Software engineering exam

Well, it didn’t go quite as badly as I feared yesterday, which was a big relief. Two good questions on Z, which I had actually revised, gave me a decent and encouraging start, especially seeing as one of them was based almost entirely on the lecture notes case study that I’d looked at the night […]

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Exam panic

My first exam, Software Engineering I, is tomorrow afternoon. Usually I’m reasonably calm about exams, even though I really dislike them, but this time round I suddenly feel really apprehensive and nervous. I don’t know why, perhaps it’s because these are probably the first exams that really mean something (A levels were important, but mainly […]

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Labour poster campaign slogan

“Lowest mortgage rates for 40 years” Correct me if I’m wrong, but last time I checked the Bank of England started setting the base rate of interest independently of the government as of 1997. Given that variable-rate mortgages are based on this figure (they usually rise/fall within a month of it changing), how the hell […]

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