Another Thursday, another early morning SY21 lecture. As we were walking in Michelle asked the question that we’ve all asked ourselves; “Why do they put his lectures so early in the morning?, its not fair”

It isn’t fair, Kevin might be a good person, but he isn’t the best lecturer [no offense Kevin if you’re reading]. He knows his subject material, but he isn’t great at conveying his knowledge. His constant pauses, memory lapses, goofs and reiterations makes for a very dull lecture. So when we are all sitting there at 9am, its a miracle we manage to stay awake.

I don’t believe in miracles, and I was proven correct today, as Michelle demonstrated a whole range of “sleeping whilst seated in a lecture theatre” positions; the ‘leaning tower of lectures’ pose, the ‘hollow gorge’ pose and the ‘Poirot investigates’ pose.

Ok, so today in my business lecture we focused on the importance of communication and understanding the role of personalities in the workplace. In the seminar afterwards we had to do a little activity aimed at allowing us to discover the roots of some of our personal traits and preferences; essentially what fundamental things cause us to act and respond in a certain way in given situations.

Get to the point I hear you say! Well, the point is that to do this we were asked to write a short story about something we did yesterday which we would then pull apart and analyse to achieve the above. I found myself sitting there with pen over paper wondering what on earth I could write. Then I suddenly realised that this was extremely odd; I blog and never have any trouble coming up with content or writing about things I have done so why then when asked to essentially write a paper blog entry was I unable to think of a single word? It would appear that writing in the same style of an electronic blog but on a piece of paper is actually much harder than its computer counterpart.

I’m not going to spend ages dwelling on possible reasons but if anyone has any ideas I’d be interested hear about them :)

Much as I’m aware not all that many people care on the subject of OS’s there is a definite free theme going on today, many people preparing to throw off the mantle of Microsoft ™ and step into pastures new, where open source grazes free and programmers roam the land on their compiler steeds, herding software forward, ever-changing to green lands where all will be Free…

Anyway, enough of that metaphor, I fear I’ve already managed to go somewhat deep…

The point of this post (I think so at least) is that today in the SoC there is an “Installfest” organised by the knight errant that is CompSoc, rushing to save those poor “damsels” in need of a decent Linux install (ok, I really should stop with the metaphors I know, but they just sort of slide on in without me mangaing to notice, flowing throughy my fingers… ).

So who knows what will have happened by the end of today, which students will have started a love affair with which distro, who will have been seduced into the arms of another… We shall find out come tomorrow…

Myself, I’m happy to just go and get suggestions on light-weight distros for my aging but oh-so-tiny Portege 3490 (shameless plug) They really don’t make them like they used to…

Anyway, apparently there may be further goings-on afoot after this developmental extravaganza, as there’s some sort of alcohol-induced stupor being organised at Sarann’s house… This may give us more cause for gossip, but that is what this is for :)

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