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University Day 1

My first day at uni. Strictly my second, but if I didn’t attend the first surely it can’t count.

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Thomas Charman, BA, BSc

Now, the extra-letter-police (also known as Andy and occasionally as Captain Sardonica) can lay off. What a thrilling ceremony. It was at least mercifully short.

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Cover Flow

The more astute of you will have noticed the lack of a grapefruit redesign. It’s on it’s way, there’s just a few kinks to iron out.

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Passing Thoughts

All the time, I see things about the place and think — I should write about that in my weblog. And then I forget them. So I won’t be mentioning any of those today.

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Equality for the Gay Penguins Now!

I have had enough of Tom’s torrents of abuse and I have decided it is time to blog. Now just for something to say…

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Library

Tommy did a bad bad thing. Well, not really bad, but reasonably naughty.

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Examination

Gaaah. Worst time of the year. It’s amazing how little revision gets done during the semester. My mindset seems to be split up into a few timezones — during none of these do I actually get work done.

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Dashing

I apologise for the small number of reviews posted around here these days. Uni work has started to seem more important, which means one must spend solid time intending to do work, and a large project like a review simply can’t fit into such improvisational time-wasting.

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Physics

Just a quick entry to say that I’ve finally worked out why Physics is such a hassle to learn — It’s because there are no useful resources (that I can find) on the internet.

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Honour

Ah, such fun for the EMS Orchestra to play at the prestigious Dean’s Honours Awards, where students in the top 3% of their class are given little blue scrolls and shiny keyring lights.

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Pickle

I continue to be under the misguided notion that I am capable of pulling out decent pieces of work the morning they are due. If it were ever true, it certainly isn’t anymore.

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Smiley

I love tax returns. Excitingly, I’m desperately close to not having any credit card debt any more. Just one more pay period… And then I can start gaining interest instead of paying monthly fees!

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Cybercultures

Ah, Cultural Studies. I’ve done borderline Arts/Cultural sort of subjects before but it appears that this time I’ve really crossed over to the other side.

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Return to University, Day 6

Hmmm. Well, my new resolution to be a really good student hasn’t quite kicked in yet, but I remain hopeful that, perhaps tonight, I’ll do some revision.

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Return to University, Day Two

No wonder I’ve been feeling sleepy recently. I haven’t been getting my in-lecture dozes in. It makes them even harder to resist when you’re sitting through lectures from a subject you’ve already done.

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Physics and the insane

Well, here is my first blog entry. How very exciting. I have promised Tom I will update it at least as often as Andy and Jackson so you can look forward to my second entry in six months or so.

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The Case Against Doing Work in Advance

I can’t find my damn assignment that I did 3 weeks ago!

Gaaaaaaaah!

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Hrrrrrmmmmmmmmmm

And suddenly, I’m starting to panic.

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Grumble

How can I be expected to pull an all nighter of lab reporting if there’s no freakin snacks in the house???

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Complete and Utter Lack of Motivation

What it says on the tin.

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hum

A mac parody. This has already done a tour of the web but it’s worth watching if you haven’t seen it yet. Best of all, it’s in windows format.

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On the flower clock.

While busy ‘working’ I came across this article which contains some fairly depressing stats for a mathematics student.

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Sympathy for the Devil

Due to an unfortunate series of coincidences, the Charman household has ended up with a copy of Daredevil.

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Communication Problems

A weekend without the ability to speak properly does not a happy Tom make. Pah.

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Same bat time.

Here we have a creature known as the Andrewius Laziarse. See him desperately scrabbling to build his home.

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Another fruitful day.

By which I mean I sat around on my arse for most of it.

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What time is it on the rocket clock?

I’ve decided to outsource my assignments. Great pay, easy hours, email me.

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In Review

Reviews are peculiar things. I think it’s time to expand their definition somewhat, especially when it comes to the larger items like books and films.

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Ah damn.

Where does the week go. Only a moment ago, it was Saturday night and I was enjoying talking to a cute fellow performer about being nervous before your act.

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So that’s settled then

Once again, I feel a surge of relief as any potential contact with my supervisors is a long way away. At least 4 days.

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3am again

If you looked at a graph displaying the time of day at which I did work, you’d find that it was highly skewed towards 3 am.

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Books

Hey, look! We have a books section on Grapefruit finally! Though of course I’ve only reviewed a Doctor Who book, so it’s nothing particularly impressive.

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Glum and Happy

After spending a rather irritating portion of yesterday rebuilding the whole fricking articles database for grapefruit, it was refreshing and enjoyable today to install MoveableType weblog managing software instead.

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Trepidation

In just a few short hours, the World Wide Developers Conference hosted by Apple Computers will start, and many exciting new pieces of software and hardware will be announced.

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It’s 3pm, time for bed.

All I’ve get stopping from a month of holidays is one exam next Thursday.

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Oooooh Bugger

What’s that you say? An essay due this week? Then it’ll be due in on Friday, at 5pm, yeah? Of course it will.

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Getting Things Done

I’ve finally found a beginning to my script that I’m vaguely happy with. Which is lucky as the due date’s approaching and I’d really like to be honing it for the last day, at least.

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Andy 2.0

This looks like Live Journal mark 2, and combined with TAOKJ season two, it really is the year of the sequel…

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