A rantbox

Wed 01 November 2006

Life, gotta love it

Posted by Michiel Scholten in posts   

Today it's cold. Last night it has been storming, and today it's not all that much better. I guess it's nice Halloween weather, whether we celebrate that here or not. It's also storming a bit in my head, as I look for ways to finish projects and wrap up my study. First, I apparently flunked an exam I thought I had in the pocket, so I need to do a re-exam of it in a time I already have other exams to do. Second, I need to narrow down the subject of my Bachelor thesis so I can finally start writing larger pieces of it. Damn Alex getting his Master thesis approved, even posting it twice... [congrats dude ;)]. Third, it gets time I start programming at my Parallel Programming Practical assignments, which will slurp quite a lot of time, besides Four, having a nice algebra and discrete maths course frying my brain.

Oh well, that algebra stuff is getting somewhere, as I'm doing it for a second time and it actually starts making sense now ;) Tomorrow is a field trip to the Dutch Mediapark [Flash alert]. This is where most of our radio and tv studios are located. We'll visit the NOS redactional offices and take a look at their all-digital production machinery [no tapes!] and studio. Also, we will visit a project where they process and archive video digitally, for easier retrieval etc. And all that because of the course "ICT in a Social Context". So, that should be fun for a change :)

Also fun is hacking at this weblog a bit. I've been updating the codebase and revamped the template for a more professional looking site. This will come online shortly, when I finish the changes to the editing back end [as I want to be able to save rants, but not yet publish them]. So hang on for a change from these weird diagonal stripes ;)

Ah, also on a positive note, I got an invitation from my work [yeah, I'm still contracted there ;)] for a little party with the Blue Man Group. How cool!