||[Tuesday 7th March 2006 at 10:35 am]
So, today the AUT is striking. Which as a nice side-effect means all my lectures are cancelled, owing to the lecturers being on the picket line.
Which I did cross today. To be fair, a) I am a student and therefore not a member of the AUT, and as such do not need to follow their policies, and b) I personally consider my degree to be more important than their strike.
I fully support the AUT in what they're doing, especially here for the basic reason that the administration has screwed up impressively to the point where they ran out of money for some of their new buildings half-way through the prelimiary works. However, when you get down to it I'm here to learn, not to strike.
On the subject of that, I've just come from my Natural Language Processing seminar, where the total attendance was two people: myself, and the guy running it. Since the lecturer for NLP sent an e-mail out saying that while he was striking, the chap running the seminar wasn't and would be taking the seminar as normal, this seems like everyone decided to use the strikes as an excuse to skip the seminar. Their loss.
Anyway, I'm now working on the Software Engineering, which will probably result in my shouting either at my code, someone else's code, or Java. Fun.