3 Jan 2003 fscked   » (Journeyer)

Friday.

Hmm..

University
Finally the second Data Structures assignment is finished, report written, wrapped up and sent professorswards. Just so I don't have a minute to catch my breath the specification for the third (and last) project is already online. This one is due by the end of the month.

On the Computer Architecture's front, there's another project to turn in. It's supposed to be written in MIPS assembly which is a pain, not the kind of thing I'm looking forward to do right now. The project in itself is extremely simplistic, just so you know I got it working in around 10 minutes but... in C. Need to read some papers and spend some time on this to make it run as efficiently as possible which of course is one of the things to look for when writing in assembly.

So all in all, January brings two tests (data structures and computer architecture), two exams (algebra and probability, though the latter is unlikely that I'll actually go) and two assignments (one data strucutes and one architecture). On my signal, unleash hell...

Championship Manager
Work on the translation has grinded to a halt. After Sports Interactive upgraded the translation database (adding more tables and strings to translate) I haven't been able to update accordingly on my end and that sucks. There's still an awful lot of work to be done and I feel tied up being unable to do it. Emailed them but got no reply. That sucks too. I wonder if they email actually found its way to London... so I'm left with the only chance of downloading this 20MB file which is newer than the one I got on my system in the vague hope that it will magically solve my issues and let me work again. Hmmm, needless to say it's agonizingly slow to see the ftp transfer considering I'm on a 56k dialup (and to add insult to injury, the dialup provider is sucking hard these days). As Frank Costanza would say.. "serenety now!"

Linux kernel
Did I tell you how sick I am of the everyday Nvidia-sucks-dead-goats-cuz-they-dont-release-their-drivers-as-GPL threads? Well, I sure am. Once again, some weenie troll decided to post on linux-kernel regarding this and, obviously, it's total mayhem. I started reading it when it popped up but honestly I can't take it anymore.

BUT! But, never fear, because there's always good hidden deep down. Richard Stallman himself decided it was a lovely day to get bashed once again so he just posted the newest iteration if his lovely GNU/Linux rant. Sorry but I can only laugh. Some things never change.

Social life
Went to see The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers yesterday. I'm impressed. Being a fan of tLotR and having read the book I was a bit skeptical about the movies. The Fellowship of the Ring didn't impress me much (at least not as much as to the majority of people who totally freaked out with it) but this new installment is actually quite thrilling. I was especially impressed with Gollum. It's very well done. Now let's just wait yet another year ;)

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