Waiting for a train…

Thursday 17th September 2009

So the WordPress iPhone app has suddenly decided to work for me. I have no idea how or why it’s happened, but it’s probably best to just accept these things and move on…

I realise that I’ve somewhat gone off the boil with the htpc thing (thankyou Callan :p). I spent a few days tinkering as I was writing the entries, then had to go to Cardiff for a day and since then I’ve sorta been distracted by other stuff. Ironically, as the project started as a way to reuse an old pc, I’ve essentially ended up building a bespoke system for it. Really I need now to finish doing that, rejig Windows, then actually install it in Cardiff. Anyway, I’ll continue this in another post…

So I start back at uni next week. Well, it’s freshers week and lectures actually start a week on Monday, but you get the idea. It’s been a good year and an especially good summer. I’ve been doing a job which I enjoyed, travelled up and down the country for various reasons, spent time with various friends that I don’t generally get to see much and just generally had a good time. I’m really reluctant to go back to student life. Really i’m dreading having to motivate myself somehow. I keep telling myself to treat it like a job; get up, go to uni, spend the days working or in lectures and then go home and forget about it. If I do that I’ll enjoy it. I’m worried that I’ll do my usual trick of leave it all to the last possible minute, do crap in exams, then not be able to get a good job…

There was some point I was gonna blog about which I’ve now forgotten. Frustrating.

I think I’m gonna miss driving this year. I’m still gonna have my car, but I no longer have reason to do a few hundred miles every week. I used to really enjoy my Monday morning 6am drives to work. Driving through the dark with not much else on the roads and some good music on the stereo, it’s a really good way to relax, gather your thoughts.

I generally find driving therapeutic though. I think it’s because driving is partly automatic; you pay attention but part of what youre doing you basically don’t think about, so you take a step away from thinking about Whatever, but can still churn things over in the back of your mind until suddenly something clicks and things seem clearer.

Also, driving is really fun…

Anyway, I ceased to be waiting for a train about 10 minutes ago, and I’m worried that if I keep writing I won’t notice my stop. Also Ive basically been rambling, and I probably shouldn’t embarrass myself further by continuing…

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Thursday 17th September 2009, 9:52 pm

I think that there was a bug in the way that the blog software advertised the XML RPC interface the app needs to work, and it made the app fall over. I think it was fixed a few updates back.

Yeh, I know I need to get my work ethic on too, what with this being big scary final year, and all that…


Saturday 26th September 2009, 10:10 pm

3rd paragraph? Ditto to most of it.


Saturday 26th September 2009, 10:44 pm

3rd paragraph? I’m not sure what you’re asking :p


Sunday 4th October 2009, 3:08 pm

I’m doing the same as your fair self – starting uni again that is. And I know what you mean about the reluctance to become a student again, it’s almost as if I nearly don’t really need to worry about the workload despite the fact this is the most important year of my life to date. So far so good, the motivation to read hundreds of pages really isn’t there!

I think Flix was just agreeing with your sentiment in a sort of ‘You know your 3rd paragraph? Yeh me too’ type way.

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