A Conundrum

Monday 28th April 2008

If I try to do any work at my desk in my room, it doesn’t happen. I either gaze into space and listen to music, or watch a dvd, or play a game, or aimlessly browse the net, or something. But if I go down to the library, I manage to get loads done.

I have most of the same distractions, cos I take my Eee and my MP3 player with me. So I can still end up wasting time listening to music and browsing the net aimlessly, but I just don’t. I even sit next to the window, looking out over the green grass (and the train line. Ahem), and theres plenty of distraction there as people walk past on their way to/from lectures, or looking at the pretty shapes in the clouds. But instead I ended up writing a load of notes on English law and the court systems (for my Civil Engineering degree. Crazy talk! Incidentally, this amused me somewhat. The idea of trial by combat being an acceptable way to decide the outcome of a trial is delightfully mad. Shame they repealed the law, would’ve made Paul McCarthy vs Heather Mills somewhat entertaining. She could’ve knocked him out with her peg leg. Anyway, I digress).

Actually it’s not too much of a conundrum at all. My room-desk is just tiny. What with the monitors and speakers and keyboard and mouse and assorted desk-clutter, there’s really no room to work. Annoying.

I mentioned the Eee there, and it’s a really brilliant little tool for revision. Cos of its size, it’s really easy to carry in to uni in the first place, and then when you’re there it takes up a tiny proportion of the space of the desk, so it’s not in the way at all. A proper-sized laptop would be too heavy/bulky to carry in (along with all my other revision materials), and would take up a huge amount of the desk. As it is, the Eee is just the right size for looking up notes or past papers from the intranet, or for looking stuff up on t’net when your notes make no bloody sense (Wikipedia ftw!).

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Best Gadget Evar!

In other news, design coursework is proceeding nicely, and will be done in the next couple of days hopefully. Maths coursework is EVIL, and is probably going to take me as long as I’ve got (and probably a bit longer). Yesterday I did my first bit of ironing… well for years, really. My phone has just run out of credit, I need to go get food (yeh its late cos I got in from the library and started eating biscuits. Fail), and I didn’t get to sleep till 4am last night. Oops.

I don’t know why anyone would care about most of that last paragraph (I don’t), but meh. Meh, I say!

I’m already bored of the way this site looks. Theres a few things I like, a few things I don’t like, and a few things that are unforgivable. Theres also a few things I want to add to it anyway. I’ll probably change it when I have time/can be bothered (not soon then).

22 days till the end! (Excluding the field trip)

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Monday 28th April 2008, 10:55 pm

“or for looking stuff up on t’net when your notes make no bloody sense (Wikipedia ftw!)”

Oh yes!

I want to be able to get into revision like that. Unfortunately all these bloody lectures are getting in the way… *grumbles*

One month exactly, for me. Roll on that month!


Tuesday 29th April 2008, 12:09 am

Mine don’t finish till Friday. I’m just skipping most of them this week.

(not that I don’t usually, but more so than usual this week)


Tuesday 29th April 2008, 10:22 am

The Wiki thing rings a bell with me too, look at that far too often for it to be any good.
I’ve got to listen to music when I do revision, for some reason I just can’t sit there in silence, whereas my housemate has to. Each to her own :o)

16 days for me! Can’t wait!


Tuesday 29th April 2008, 8:23 pm

I’m in the library right now, and I’m trying to wrap my brain around the solution to the Laplace equation (del^2 u = 0, for you mathsy people!) in spherical polars, and it’s absolutely doing my head in.

Bloody Legendre polynomials. And I’m knackered and I want to go home, and I shouldn’t even be on here because I should be working!

But yes, the EEE is fantastic. I agree. I would. A guy on the table opposite has one. Also, Law? Christ, I’m glad I’m not an engineer.


Tuesday 29th April 2008, 8:28 pm

Yay, Andy, you’re still alive! It’s hard to overstate my satisfaction! :-p

I’ve taken a break from the library. Spent all afternoon there (today was Hydraulics day!), and now im having a quick break before I go back and pwn Matlab.


Wednesday 30th April 2008, 7:49 am

What’re all these 20-day-and-under bits?! I don’t finish until halfway through June!

Aaah, a EEE. If only I had lots of spare money…

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