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Yay, my new RAM arrived today, so I’m now happily brumming along with a gigabyte of RAM. 🙂 It’s quite nice, and it makes Firefox a lot snappier. Other than that, not got much to say at the moment. Our house is in the paper now, so we’ll see if anything happens there.
Well, today was my second driving lesson, basically doing the same as last week, plus some more stopping and starting – again, it seemed to go OK, I was a bit smoother on the clutch this week, which was good. Not going into town next week for a lesson (that getting up at 7.30am to catch the boat was pretty horrible), but I’ll be back at school on the 11th April so I’ve got one booked for then.
Hmm, what else? Well, not that much, really. It’s April on Friday, I think I’ll have a bit of fun on tt-forums then… 😉
Hmm, and it’s Tuesday night. Hard to keep track of days in the holidays, one day often just seems like the next. Well, anyway, tomorrow I’m going into town for a driving lesson, got various other little things to go and get too. Hopefully my memory should arrive tomorrow (according to the Royal Mail tracking site, anyway – whether it will or not, who knows), so I should be sailing along with 1GB tomorrow night. 🙂
Heard reports back from various people at the Easter Study School: Tom, Kirsty, Abigail, Clazz, and they seem to be surviving… well, I’d best go, got to get up early tomorrow to catch this boat!
Well, Tom’s in town now for the Easter Study School so I’ll have some peace and quiet for the next few days – until Friday, in fact. I’m not going this year since they don’t offer courses for Advanced Highers, so in some ways, it’s hardly worth coming in for just two subjects.
Our house is now on the market, if anyone wants to buy it, offers over £105,000 please… it’s on Lows Orkney somewhere. My days here are numbered… we’ll be leaving sometime after the 5th June. 4½ weeks of school left, then exams, and then that’s it!
I have added a new page to the GEM Workshop about the FreeGEM Webring, which is now under new management (I’m the new Ringmaster). If you happen to have a GEM-related site, or want to find one, take a look. 🙂
Yes, it’s the Easter holidays at last! And already they’ve been quite productive, TTDAlter 4.3 is nearly ready for release, just need to get the translations back, work on the plug-in API and do some general tidying up… other than that, just been doing the usual sort of stuff.
Rich has posted some interesting photos of his new case, it looks quite good. I’ve just ordered another 512MB of memory for my computer at the rather cheap price of around £36, which will bring me to a total of a gigabyte. 🙂
OK, gotta go now, phone line is wanted… that’s the downside to being home, 56K!
Well, I finally created a new poll, after quite a long time of having the “Bush or Kerry” poll active. The results of that, by the way, can be found here, with 55.6% of voters preferring Kerry to Bush… the new poll is a bit simpler, asking where in the world – or outside the world – you live. 🙂
Only two proper classes left now until the holidays (my Friday timetable consists of free period, free period, Biology, English, free period and Guidance)… been needing this holiday, it’s been a long term! Today wasn’t too bad a day, prepared for an essay when we come back in History, read some more of the Hogg novel in English and went over a Textual Analysis paper. Was doing some more stuff on (hmm, *consults Abigail’s blog*) physiological homeostasis in Biology. As she says, it’s a relatively complicated name for a relatively simple thing. And then we read some “Petit Nicolas” stories in French, as only half the class is actually here this week. Did I tell you that my French oral went OK? Well, it did, anyway.
Ken has updated his site with some new stuff again, including some interesting safety notices… check ’em out.
Right, that’s me for the day. Ta ta.
… until the Easter Holidays! More specifically, two days. 🙂
I saw “The Aviator” on Monday night, a very good film indeed. I’d write a longer review, but I can’t really be bothered at the moment. I’m likely going to see “Ladder 49” tomorrow night, looks good from the trailers. Some of us are maybe going to watch some of the “Naked Gun” films on DVD tonight back-to-back, so we’ll see how things go. Also got some homework to do, so’d best do that too!
… and I am incredibly tired. Unusually so, in fact… didn’t do that much of interest today. My friend Jono has just arrived, and says “boo.” Exciting stuff, eh? Did I mention he has a web site?
Yes, well, I’d best go… very tired and all that. Yes.
Had my first driving lesson today… it was an interesting experience, quite fun really. We basically drove around the East Mainland on some quite nice long roads, and I managed not to kill anyone. 🙂 But I’m not quite perfect, funnily enough… got another lesson next Wednesday anyway, so that should be good.
Other than that, what have I done today? We did part 2 of an experiment involving mustard seeds and IAA in biology today, some random stuff on violent black movements in the USA in history, worked on Specialist Study in English (I need to cut parts out of mine to make it under 5,000 words, ideally closer to 4,500), and not a lot in French. So that’s that!
Hmm, do a Google search for “Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.” with quotes, and who’s the number 1 result? Likewise, search for it without quotes, and who’s the number 3 result? I’m quite proud of that really. 😉 I’m also the proud owner of the #1 spot for Zernebok (naturally)… as well as “Owen Rudge”, and “Transport Tycoon” too, at the moment. Yes, I’m slightly bored.
Well, I’m off for now, may report back in at the hostel tonight.
Well, the upgrade to WordPress 1.5 appears to have gone OK, I need to tweak something on the main owenrudge.net homepage, but apart from that, things appear to be OK. Any comments now have to be pre-approved the first time one is made: ie, if you make a comment, I have to approve that, but then all future comments are automatically approved (this may vary depending on your IP address, etc, I’m not sure). Other than that, see if you can spot anything new. (There isn’t that much new on the client-side at the moment with the options I have selected).
Well, I had my French oral exam today, and it didn’t seem to go too badly… could have been worse, anyway. Won’t know for sure how I did until August when I get my final mark for AH French back, but oh well, it’s over now.
It’s the holidays in a week time! Should be fun, could do with a break after this very long term. After that, only 4-5 weeks of school left until exams and The End™!
Right, I’m off to upgrade WordPress to version 1.5. Wish me luck!
LugRadio seasion 2 episode 11 is out, if you’re interested in Linux and/or open source stuff in general, have a listen to it. Remember, that I was mentioned in episode 10! 😉
Well, today has been a reasonably not-too-bad day… it started off with me really not feeling all that great about it (I had a history essay period 1, which wasn’t great but it could have been worse), but particularly after period 4 where I did a practice French oral – and then again period 6 – it’s not so bad. I discovered I actually do know most of the sentences, moreso than I thought I did before. 🙂 Just need to work on the Un sac de billes stuff a bit more, and go over everything one last time… wish me luck for tomorrow!
Yay, WordPress 1.5 is out! For those who don’t know, WordPress is the blogging software I use, and the new version has many new features which will make the blog easier for me to run – and help deal with all the spammy comments that I end up with, most of which get filtered before you see them, and will generally make the place better. I’ll likely upgrade at the weekend, so stay tuned!
… actually, he’s sitting next to me. I’d link to Fat Boy Jono here, but it’s down. It’s a cruel web site anyway. </disclaimer>
Right. Yes. Anyway. Tuesday. And I still have my French oral (don’t be disgusting) on Friday, with the visiting examiner lady (stop it! You too, Kirsty). Right, if these twonks will stop twonking around, I’ll get on with it. Yes. Well, anyway, must go and revise for that. Yes.
Well, so I hoped it would be… but as usual, wake up, loads of snow outside, turn on radio… “all schools are open”. *sigh* But school wasn’t too bad anyway… Mrs Ward didn’t turn up in Biology until the end of the period as she was snowed in, Mr Ewing is away on paternity leave this week, in English we’re starting on James Hogg’s “The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner”, and in French we did, well, French. So, could have been worse.
I woke up this morning, didn’t feel like getting up, stayed in bed a while, eventually got up, opened the curtains, and it was snowy, for the first time in ages! Of course, it’s a weekend, so no school anyway, but maybe it’ll stay until tomorrow…. The boat journey into town tonight was delayed by about 45 minutes between Stronsay and Eday, and it was really quite something going outside… waves going everywhere, the passenger bits outside flooded… quite fun, really!
Also, after waking up today, I got to watch the full Star Wars Episode III trailer, having set it downloading the previous night. It’s really rather good, and I’m looking forward to Episode III in May/June/whenever I get to see it. 😀
Well, I’m off now, things to do, places to be, and hopefully snow to wake up to tomorrow!
Well, the observant amongst you might have noticed a new category here called “Archive”, and a couple of “new” months added to the list of stuff that’s here… October and November 1996. As you can see, I was ahead of the game when it came to blogging. 😉 In actual fact, back in October/November 1996, when I was but nine years of age, I started a little computer-based “diary” if you like, on my good ol’ AMSTRAD 1640, and rediscovered the printouts of it last night. Today I was bored and so typed it all up, and placed it here, spelling mistakes (the relatively few that they were) included. Most of it’s not that excited, but if you want to see it (I’ve password-protected it for now at least), give me a bell and I might or might not let you. 😉
Oh well, Weird Al’s playing at the moment (Ken, you’ll be pleased) so I’ll say adios on that note…