For those of you who didn’t come into the old bar last night (or were only there briefly and didn’t come talk to us) we had quite an entertaining evening :)

The ales were not at all bad and really rather drinkable, as was the cider - although some of it was interesting colours…

We were there from about 8 til closing, and it was an eventful evening…

(edited by B) : nothing happened.

(re-edited by Chris) : So what happened to your head then?.

B: “Nothing Happened, I didn’t try and dive into my house really”

Ok, as Kieran posted earlier, we had something of a large amount of coursework earlier in the term… It’s back again, with SE20 (which actually is programming so barely counts), the mysticality that is AI22 and SY21 all to be handed in in the next 8 days it’s piling up…

People do seem to be getting it done, which is always nice, but there’s so many distractions this time of term: George has got us all on a p*ss-up for his birthday this afternoon (Otley Running it from 3pm at Woodies if you want to turn up), then various other events in the social calendar that may have to be avoided to make sure work gets done…

Anyway, just work, work, work, with the odd little bit of play in-between :)

I’m sure posts will be forthcoming this evening on the subject of the Otley Run, particularly as the consensus seems to be that George will be made to drink unique drinks the whole way, and he may be made to double up in some places :)

So: for now, I’ll shut up, and anticipate the pleasantly alcoholised state I’m sure to be in later :)

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 :)