Archive for July, 2006


Well, classes have started and I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.  It should prove to be a much more rewarding semester this time, although I don’t know if I’m hanging around the right crowd these days… but then I guess it’s too early in the piece to be sure.

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I passed everything!

Imagine my horror when I got my results for the last Software Engineering assignment (it was baaad) and remembered that assignments are a hurdle and that I did poorly on the others.  Imagine my trepidation at the thought of having to undo months of planning and rethink my entire degree while waiting on the final outcome.

Now imagine my relief when I found out for sure that I did manage to just pass that hurdle.  Looks like I’ll be sticking around as a Software Engineer after all.

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Worst. Semester. Ever.

For many reasons.  I don’t plan to elaborate too far or even mention everything—suffice it to say that:

  • I miss everything about Bundoora: the simplicity, the atmosphere, the quiet, the people (not to suggest that I don’t appreciate and genuinely enjoy knowing the people that I have come to know here)…
  • I took on way too much teaching work; and
  • at some point I conveniently forgot why I was actually here, and my priorities flew out the window.

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First post.

Just testing, mainly.  I love Perl—have I ever mentioned that?

I make absolutely no promises as to how often I will write things here.  I’ve never been good at writing fluently.  I suppose it depends on how much actually happens to me and how much I want to talk about it.