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    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    Assignments and home time...

    Well, I got my marks back for my software programming assignment. I got 76% which is a first, so far my uni work is looking good. Only trouble is, our lectures are all rounding up in the next few weeks for the year! As in, when we come back next term, all I will have to do is revision for two exams. I've defiantly learnt a lot of stuff this year and i look forward to having the time to use some of it, and read up further on certain points.

    We have a fair amount of assignments on the go at the moment. Another software programming, a 2 minute promotional video, and 2 more which we are yet to receive! I am keeping on top of things though, which is one of the reasons I'm sitting here writing this blog whilst everyone else rushes to finish the software programming assignment.

    Moving away from uni, its been quite a stressful time recently with lots of other things on my mind. Still, I have now got my house for next year sorted, contract signed and deposit paid. We are living in a 3 bedroom flat in a large house that's been split into several flats. If you are interested in where it is, then just click the link below...

    http://tinyurl.com/cz3x8j


    I'm off home soon for a weekend which should be nice. I'm looking forward to some proper home cooked food again, and of course mums pancakes (even if they are a few days late!). A long train journey on the way back though. National Rail tells me it will be about 3 hours! Still I have my iPod so I'll be fine!

    Anyway, its almost 2pm now and I haven't eaten any lunch so I'm going to go grab something to eat, then head over to my lecture at 4!

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Can't think of a title...

    Well I got my studio techniques assignment back yesterday. Our brief was to create two minutes of entertaining content for radio. We were not allowed to use the spoken word and had to use foley effects as well as pre recorded sound effects. This was accompanied with a 1500 word report. I got 87% for my work, which is a first so I'm very pleased with this. I'll upload my work to my music blog in a few days so you can judge for yourself!

    Things have been busy enough down here in Bournemouth, I'm working on a few assignments at the moment. I have to create an audio video sequencer in C++, as well as a 2 minute promotional video, and we have a large business assignment to do in a group! Lectures are winding up though, unbelievably we have ben allocated the time to do our assignments. Next term is a bit confusing, all we have is revision sessions timetabled! We only have 2 exams and my last is on the 28th May! So I'm pretty much finished after that, summer job here I come!

    Anyway, thats all for now.


    Monday, February 16, 2009

    No water...

    We have no water at Purbeck house! It's been out since Friday evening and we have been provided with water storage tanks and a million portaloos! We're still not sure what the problem is but they're taking their time about fixing it, so it must be big!

    I moaned like hell at first, and have heard so many other people moaning.

    It's not all bad though, just think how much water we use in a day. It made me think about the people in Africa and other such places who permanently have no clean water. How can we honestly live in a world today where some people lead such luxurious lives, whilst others struggle for water every single day of their life?

    We may moan about having no running water but it suddenly seems so insignificant when you look at the bigger picture!

    At the end of the day, our water will be fixed at some point in the next week. Some people will never taste clean drinking water. Ever.

    Tuesday, February 03, 2009

    You will never see snow in Bournemouth...

    Seven words i heard when being shown around Bournemouth University on an open day, not sure how or why the topic came up but whoever spoke those words has been proved very wrong this week! Like the rest of the country, Bournemouth has been plunged into whiteness with what can only be described as snow.

    Am I happy, excited, or pleased about this snow. No. Whilst it may be fun plotting (and for some reason always failing) to break out onto the roofs of University buildings and have massive snowball fights, the fact of the matter is that snow is only good if it's a few feet deep, freshly fallen, with a nice hard base, and on a nice steep mountain. And even then, it's only good if I am at the top of said mountain with a nice pair of ski's strapped to my feet. Who said I was bitter about my family going skiing again this year?

    Pushing that aside, news here. Unfortunately one of my best mates on the course has decided that it's not for him. The decision is totally understandable, but he will be missed! Other news, all assignments are done for now, and as you may gather my exam has been and gone (smoothly, as far as I can tell). Emma is visiting this week from good old Winchester, hopefully the snow won't ruin the travel plans! Which brings me onto a very good point...

    [rant] Other countries have snow for 6 months a year, and manage to cope absolutely fine. Yet our useless country has but a sprinkling of the white stuff, and headlines such as "Snow brings chaos to London" and "Snow in England spawns transit mess" are commonplace! I mean come on, sort it out Britain! [/rant]

    Anyway, enough from me!
    Sam

    P.S. Sorry for the lack of updates on the Music Blog front, i have to admit that I stupidly came back to Uni, leaving all my previous creations at home! But have no fear, more are on the way!

    P.P.S Just been reminded that i promised to update you on my cooking. I tried making lasagne, ended up on the toilet for 3 days and taking Immodium! (Don't try this at home kids)