|3.||Marina & the Diamonds|
|6.||Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell and Michael Z. Land|
|10.||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
|13.||Explosions in the Sky|
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So, what’s new since the last blog? I’ve been:
- Listening to Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust a fair bit, although not quite as much as before
- Finally driving my car now that the log book arrived
- Working on my Google Summer of Code project
- Going to St Andrews for the Graduation Ball
- Playing Team Fortress 2
- Watching more House, Doctor Who (the last few episodes were rather good), Top Gear (the Japanese race was excellent), and other such things
- Driving a bit more
- Turning 21
Yes, the car log book arrived just in time for me to head to St Andrews, which was nice. The car’s a lovely thing, drives very nicely, and isn’t too expensive to run. The ball was very good fun, and nice to see everybody again before assorted people go their separate ways. Then I was back down here keeping busy with Summer of Code and the like. I also decided to take up swimming again, having discovered the local pool in Mold, as sitting on the computer all day is probably not the best thing to do be doing, from a health point of view. I used to swim a lot in Orkney, so hopefully this’ll be good for me.
What else… well, last Wednesday, I turned twenty-one years young. It seems to be pretty much like being 20, except that now I can go and buy a drink in the US if I want. (If anybody wants to volunteer the cash for a plane fare, that’d be most appreciated.) My birthday itself was mostly uneventful, really. On Saturday, I went down to Bristol to see my academic mum, Rachel, as it was her birthday then, so we had a bit of a joint celebration that night – good fun indeed. Apart from that, I’ve been doing some more work on Wine – I’ve got an Add/Remove Programs applet complete, which has been submitted to the wine-patches mailing list, and I’ve been improving the old-fashioned non-shell-namespace Control Panel too this past few days. Last week was mid-term evaluation week, where students had to turn in evaluations for their mentors, and vice versa. I’m pleased to say that I passed (if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have been getting paid!), and hopefully should be getting some money to pay the bills over the next week or so.
I’m heading back up to St Andrews in about two weeks, for the rest of the summer (and, indeed, the rest of my final academic year). Then, a week or so into August, it’s the second annual Transport Tycoon Forums meet, this year in London. It’s looking like it’ll be much bigger and more exciting than last year. I’ll be staying a few days in London, to see some of the sights, and hopefully not be bankrupted by the experience.
So that’s me for the time being. Has everybody else been having a good summer so far?