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Back to school [Monday 28th April 2003 at 5:20 pm]

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Well, it's the start of the summer term and I'm using the morning assembly by typing this on my calculator (I got the idea from crschmidt - this post in particular). the line-up for today is maths, more maths, further maths and physics. I've lost my maths folder and so expect to be hung, drawn and quartered by 3 out of 4 teachers today. Oh well.

I've just heard that there's 2 weeks left before study leave, and with a bank holiday next Monday that means I won't see these maths teachers until after the exams. But that means I'll have one less physics lesson, and we need to finish astrophysics before study leave. Panic!

Time for the 1st maths lesson now. It's statistics, and CL is more tolerant than most with missing homework. I've not bunked a lesson yet, and I'm not going to start now.


I survived the statistics lesson. Physics is next. There wasn't any homework for physics, but DJC is convinced that we have done a mock exam. Looks like I'll be very busy this week.


Played Subspace this lunch. Only lost 1 game of soccer, which is good going for me.


It's the middle of mechanics, and YC is going over a mock paper our class has done. I got 28 out of 48, which isn't too bad (it's above average for the class). I messed up some really stupid things, got confused with resolving forces with angles and swapped differentiation and integration round. Oh well.

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[User Picture]From: crschmidt
Thursday 15th May 2003 at 9:32 am (UTC)
That's my name. My name is in your journal.

Um. Hi? :) I'm assuming since you aren't on my joule you added me recently.

Typing entries on your calculator is fun. I don't do it as much anymore: I've been paying attention in class, and this week is finals, so no class. But yeah. It's fun.
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 22nd May 2003 at 12:58 am (UTC)

Re: typing journal entries on a calculator

It's not the typing part that's fun. It's the spending half an hour at your computer transferring it from your calculator (I do mine in the programs section on a CFX-9850GB), converting it to proper case instead of all caps and tidying up the formatting :)

Yes I did add you recently, after I saw the calculator post

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[User Picture]From: crschmidt
Thursday 22nd May 2003 at 1:02 am (UTC)

Re: typing journal entries on a calculator

Transferring from the calculator: 1 minute. (Text section on a TI-89).

Proper case: done already. 89 has upper and lower case.

Formatting: Script to convert "   :" to \n.

Total time, calculator to LJ: 5 minutes. Max ;)
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 22nd May 2003 at 2:14 am (UTC)

Re: typing journal entries on a calculator

My one will handle upper and lower, but it will only let you type upper. For formatting, it's a script to convert "[]" to "<>", and to prompt for a character whenever it comes across a theta (as that's the only character I'm not likely to use for someting else). It takes a minute or two to transfer from the calculator to the computer, and export the program to a text file using some ancient 16-bit utility. Once I get the script done I'll time it for you :)

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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 22nd May 2003 at 2:17 am (UTC)

Re: typing journal entries on a calculator

Oh, and the script has to split the text up into the different sections for the day (it's one file with the name LJyymmdd per day, and I use ======{hh.mm} to split the text, with {MOOD=*} and {MUSIC=*} for mood and music).
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