Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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Rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated

I envy those who can post on a daily basis.

Anyway, what have I been up to? I've now sat my final exams, and they for the most part went quite well. There was one sour note, as always - in the Distributed Systems exam, a couple of questions were on topics that I'm not sure we actually covered in the lectures. General consensus is that we ran out of time a couple of lecture's worth of slides before those topics. This is somewhat complicated by the fact that the lecturer thinks we did actually get that far, and remembers giving those lectures. I'm pretty sure that he genuinely thinks we got that far, which is suprising (both to him and to the students). Ah well, time will tell.

What else? Oh yes, the other day I trundled up to London in suit and shirt to have an interview with the BBC. They're looking for techies to generally keep their equipment ticking over, and a dozen or so of us had interviews, numeracy tests, and a group exercise involving making a ball turn a corner (one of the usual "here's a bunch of random materials, here's an objective, make it so" tests). From what I heard the other group's contraption worked, except for the going round corners part. Ours apparently became a mouse ball dematerialiser of all things. All in all, I think it went well, though I'll find out in a couple of weeks when I get the yea or nay phonecall.

Hmm, I have a rather small spider trying to make a web on my speaker. Not sure how many flies that'll catch.
Tags: exams, life, university, work

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