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Poor old Wigan [Mar. 6th, 2006|11:04 pm]
At least they got close this time. I wish they'd won today, it would be nice to stay second for more than a day :P ... even if that goal did gain me three points in the old predictions game.

You know, if games were only 85 minutes long there'd be so many results that were different!
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Was I right? [Oct. 11th, 2005|10:36 pm]
Well, let's see when the kick-off comes around, but the Guardian seems to think so:

Eriksson hints at team selection

King and Wright-Phillips stand by to face Poland.

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All done [Jun. 10th, 2005|05:52 pm]
Yay, finished! I finished yesterday at lunchtime, actually, but I spent all of yesterday drinking and stuff and today recovering, so it's only just time to get around to updating. Results come out on Wednesday but until then I've got plans to do a whole lot of nothing! There might be some progress on Seria, too (serian_fiction), depending on if I get in the mood for writing.
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Argh! [May. 31st, 2005|09:39 pm]
[I am feeling |stressedstressed]

The eve of Judgement Day. Ok, the eve of my first exam, let's not go overboard on the melodrama, but scary enough all the same. "I'll never get it all done" is winning, because half of what I look at goes in one ear and out the other, but hopefully I can blag sufficiently to do OK.

By Saturday I'll either recover or be in the pits of despair, as this week I have all the written exams, which are hard. Next week it's the practicals, and I can usually do pretty well in those, but it could be damage limitation by then.
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(no subject) [May. 19th, 2005|07:24 pm]
[I am feeling |worriedworried]

It's really getting close, now, and I'm alternating between 'OMG I'll never get all this work done' and 'it's nearly finished'. I'm not sure which is more dangerous, to be honest, but neither involves getting as much work done as I suspect I should be. I'm pretty resigned to not getting a I, but I don't want to cock it up so badly I come out with a II.2, which is a possibility no matter what the parents and El think of me.

Tomorrow, the day of the BAA AGM, I am meeting Morten (over a beer, by the sound of it) and we'll see if there's any chance of getting something sorted over summer.

Can't wait for the 15th.
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Oh yeah [May. 13th, 2005|01:15 pm]
[I am feeling |accomplished]

Warning. Intense geekiness ahead.

Yesterday and today I finally mustered up the courage to fight off System.Reflection.Emit, after finally convincing myself that it really was the only way to get delegates to work. (The text in the namespace description – "... of use to script writers" – was the clue that there wasn't something hiding in the Framework that I was missing.)

So, for your (OK, who am I kidding, my) edification, here is gui.rws in its full glory.

#using "System.Windows.Forms";

gui.createForm⍅{// Create a simple GUI testpiece
f←#new $Form [];
f:Text←"Rowan form";

b←#new $Button [];
b:Text←"Press me!";
b:Click←#delegate $EventHandler b_onClick;

b2←#new $Button [];
b2:Text←"Hello, world";
b2:Click←#delegate $EventHandler b_onClick;
b2:Location←#new $Drawing.Point(b:Size:Width, 0);

f:Controls:Add b; f:Controls:Add b2;

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(no subject) [May. 9th, 2005|06:20 pm]
[I am feeling |depresseddepressed]

Bleh, not a good week; I've been feeling pretty crap and unproductive, and so as a result not much has got done. Rowan has gained a lot more primitives (and a bug fix or two), but that is because it's a great way to procrastinate!

I'm getting a bit worried because I don't quite know what I'm supposed to do for these exams. I might not be doing it anyway, but at least if there's a clear list of things that need doing it's not possible to waste time doing the wrong thing, whereas our course is so open-ended and somehow vague that it's impossible to know what we're supposed to know.

The weather has been bizarre – cold clear days and convective storms, even thunderstorms yesterday. I guess it's because of the clearer air and hotter sun, but I'm sure it never used to do this in May, certainly not for a week straight.
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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2005|08:07 pm]
[I am feeling |weirdweird]

Well, now I have used my bed for its recommended purpose. I'd forgotten how soggy and uncomfortable it is; if I thought I was going to use it a lot I might actually take up the maintenance department on their offer of a board to put across the base.

I've felt really weird today – I'm not even sure what I'm feeling! I was a bit depressed last night, for no good reason, and whilst that's gone away today I've been left ... kind of empty. Oh well, there's not a lot that can be done about that.

I'm trying to write a good little website for Rowan to promote it to the big wide world, and it's surprisingly difficult to step back and write about it for someone who doesn't know the first thing about it, having been so deeply indoctrinated in APL for so long.
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(no subject) [Apr. 28th, 2005|08:42 pm]
Hehe ... I haven't slept in Emma yet this term. Not bad going considering it's the 7th night tonight.

I've managed a reasonable blend of work and laziness the last couple of days, creating condensed notes for the C1 course so far (I plan to go through each coures and make 6-7 pages of essential notes for each one). While 2 pages might not seem that impressive for a day, when there's thinking behind it it's probably useful to do it slowly so it has a chance to go in.

The first Parker's Piece Kickabout was yesterday, and good fun, although I wasn't really fully in the mood for it. Hopefully this year will be like my first year, when we had kickarounds every couple of days; the weather's certainly good for it at the minute.

Must go, there is food on the stove for me :)
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:D [Apr. 25th, 2005|04:14 pm]
[I am feeling |satisfiedsatisfied]

Ah yes, another long absence from the virtual world ended by the first post of the new term. Tim and I did survive the week of managing the house on our own, with the only casualties being the amount of gas needed to relight the Aga once, one strike of the church clock and one piece of broken wingmirror glass – Tim's fault, that one.

Unfortunately El couldn't find the time to come up, which left me disappointed and also slightly worried that she just didn't want to see me that much. However, the daffs weren't even that good: Tim and I went up to see them just before I came down South and they really weren't as good as they usually are; it would have been slightly sad to show El them in a bad year.

The past Friday I came down to make use of my return train ticket, dropped my hefty cases in College and promptly went back to the station for transport to El's house. It's always weird going there because there's a lot of things (mostly sex-related!) that you just can't say there, but it was very nice and we didn't embarrass ourselves!

Yesterday the two of us came back to Cambridge, leaving me with two rooms to sort out as I've taken to helping El with hers since we've been going out so I can spend more time with her. Last night, of course, the five week break was broken in style :) ... damn, it was good!

I'm having to get back into some sort of working mood now, and I should probably try to spend at least an hour a day or so in the library from now on. There are no scheduled sessions for a while yet but I really need to look over the stuff we've done this year. I've never really had to revise before so hopefully I can work out how it works!
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