|2.||Marina & the Diamonds|
|3.||Llan de Cubel|
|4.||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
|5.||Bowling for Soup|
|12.||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
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Yes, I missed the actual birthday again, but yesterday, owenrudge.net turned eight! Eight years… time does fly! Eight years and one day ago, back in 1999, I launched “Owen’s Visual Basic Workshop”, and, after many changes indeed, here we are today, with a nice new design, and the odd bit of updated content too! It’s also funny to think that some of the content on the site is now 11 years old (the 1996 archived stuff in the blog) – madness! And apparently, I can’t end a sentence without an exclamation mark!
Anyway, who knows where the site will go over the next year? Probably not too far, admittedly, as I’m rather busy with real life, although I’ll hopefully find some time to finish up the new Repository at some point. We’ll have to see… some exciting things in the pipeline, potentially.
Happy birthday, owenrudge.net!
First off, Bill Bailey was awesome. As I mentioned in my last blog, Michelle and I went to see him perform in Glasgow. It was his first performance of the tour, and a great night indeed. I’ll never be able to think of the Friends theme in the same way again! And his renditions of the Imperial March and God Save The Queen were really quite funky. Or should that be jazzy? Excellent stuff, anyway.
On Monday, I headed off to Amsterdam for a few days, getting back on Saturday. The photos are up, although I still have to add the photos I took on my phone of the Friday night in Sneek (I’d forgotten to take my proper camera out that night). It was a good week, I saw all the usual touristy sights, and met up with a couple of chaps I know over there. My only complaint would have been about the person who snored incredibly loudly (it sounded vaguely like a wild boar being tortured, or at least, what I imagine that would sound like) for three of the four nights I was in the hostel. I didn’t get much sleep.
Since then, well, it’s been a busy few days. I had a practical for Databases due in last night, so was busy finishing that off the past couple of days. Another practical is due on Friday, this time for Machines and Computation. In addition, we have the Distinguished Lecture series on Thursday, which we have to write a report on in the near future. A third practical is due on Monday (conveniently enough, that’s Raisin Monday), and a fourth on Tuesday! Lots to be doing, that’s for sure. There’s also comedy tomorrow night which I was planning on attending (and, indeed, working on), and Rocksoc on Thursday. I could do with a few extra hours in the day. Perhaps double the length of the week and have each other day a day off?
Anyway, I shall go and watch Heroes, I think. And then work on one of these practicals, perhaps.
Did I mention I was busy? What’s that? I mention it in every post? Well, it’s no different here, alas. It’s been a while since I wrote a blog entry, simply because I haven’t really had the time or inclination, or much to talk about, to be honest. It wasn’t even freshers week when I wrote my last post… hmm. It’s now week 6, I believe, and time’s just flying by, as seems to be the case generally. I’m off to Amsterdam next week, as it’s reading week, but not before I see Bill Bailey at the SECC tomorrow. Looking forward to that a lot. Also got all sorts of things to do for comp sci – practicals, team project, presentations, and suchlike, as well as a few entsy things. Lots to do, and not much time to do it in!
Freshers week went rather well – the union was mobbed, as usual, and the events were good fun to work (and on occasions, attend as a punter!). I did catch freshers flu towards the end of the week though, unfortunately, as I did last year, which persisted in some form for the following week. The Computer Science reading party at the Burn was in week 3 or so, which I rather enjoyed – most of Junior Honours, a few other students, and an assortment of staff went away to an old country house near Edzell for a few days, for presentations and general amusement. I got my computer working back in week 1 or so, too – the graphics card was somewhat dead, so borrowed a friend’s and that’s working nicely enough.
Hmm, I’m quite tired. Bed for me, I think. I’ll give you an update sometime after Amsterdam, I expect!