To be, or not to be….a student

“So I know it’s a confusing time in life.  I’m a post-grad student.  This makes me a student as far as the government, NUS, taxman, uni, my bank and basically everyone else who is concerned.  And I appriciate that I’m not actually taught only further questionning the actual nature of my student status.  Yes I get paid, and yes health …

Stick to the code

[Names and events have been changed to protect the innocent] [The following events are completly fictional] What do you do when a brother in arms succumbs to illness and explosive diarrhea? You obviously stick to the pirate code, mount up and head to the nearest FINE ARTS CENTRE. Which really was the theme of the whole weekend really. Master YOSHI …

Christmas: aftermath crash dieting

Well the relatives of doom made their usual trip Christmas holiday trip down to Norfolk yesterday, and by doom I mean my mum’s brother, wife and 4 children of assorted ages.  And actually I have to say it’s not been a terrible experience, I mean yes it’s a bit awkward what with a 16 and 14 year old that are …

[Geek-post] Why I choose open source

I’m currently using an awful lot of software and getting to the stage where I’m having to develop my own. For this reason I thought I’d keep a little track of what I’m using and why. I’m in the process of moving all of my computers across to Ubuntu for a number of reasons. Really the tipping point came one …

15677 days left to retirement

Well today is week 6, thus day 30 at UEA.  And I gotta say that I’m a bit bored by the whole thing.  Thus far I havent really done anything that I would consider to be work. Yes, I’ve built a website and a file server but I’m glad to see that a solid science degree leads to me passing …

Snow blindness

Well upon Friday night despite the snow in these parts I journeyed back to the remote parts of Norfolk.  This resulted in a good local curry and a pint or two down the pub.  But the real pain came on Saturday.  As part of my mother’s madness and desire for as long as possible holiday, it was decided that we …

House hunting

“So, this past week has been one in which there has been little rest for the wicked.  I got to spend all of last Thursday researching houses online through the wonders of rightmove amongst others.  Having then compiled a list using several criteria: Must be 2 bed Must be both double beds, I think me and JC both have too …

Moving on

Well today after my return from the land of Lady E, I was awoken early to a busy day.  After collecting my things together and having a quick breakfast it was a case of jumping in the car that I practically had to book off of my brother and heading 60 miles down the road to Norwich. Not to fear, …

Am I bad person if…

…when I saw the queues on campus this morning I just laughed.  Knowing full well that all those “students” will be standing in line for a good 2 hours just to get to the front of the line to get a flimsy piece of plastic, which they will largely never use except to get into the library, so as I …

Blog introduction

Updated Hello and welcome to my new blog. Some may remember my original blog  that was hosted for many years on a certain social networking site, through some what I’m sure were some rather self-loathing and hormonal teenage years.  Unfortunately, it was lost to the great nothing-ness in cyberspace as a result of an arguement with a  particually crazy girlfriend. …