Monday, April 25, 2005


I've discovered that I am amongst the worst students in the world when it comes to studying (well, of those who actually DO study... those who just don't really can't count). Here's my typical study day:
  1. Wake up late
  2. Check the forums
  3. Check my e-mail
  4. Play around on the 'Net -- Can involve eBay, /., etc.
  5. Play around with portage
  6. Possibly repeat steps 2-5, until I get hungry
  7. Take my time eating breakfast/lunch, possibly read the paper
  8. Go back to my room, and repeat steps 2-5 until either I realise how much I should be studying, I get interrupted by dinner, I get a phone call, or I get really bored
  9. Either study or play SNES, depending on the urgency
  10. Start studying seriously
  11. Get a call from Leilani, and talk on the phone for a good while
  12. Try to get back to studying, but the lure of steps 2-5 can take over -- again, depending on how much I should be studying
  13. Either realise that I can't absorb any more material for the evening or get really distracted
  14. Either call up Phrook for some Kung Fu movieage or repeat steps 2-5
  15. Go to bed (usually at quite a late hour)
  16. Repeat steps 1-16 until the exam
And that's how it works most of the time. Sometimes I get more serious and actually study, but it frequently winds up as above.... It's a good thing I didn't get my computer delivered during exam period -- It'd be a terrible influence on my studies... Now Reading : Human Molecular Genetics - {Peter Sudbery, Strachan and Read} (Two textbooks, same title, different authors) Now Playing : Best of Nintendo - Unknown Stage (Double Dragon 2)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

I have a blog?

Well, so it's been a while since I last blogged. 'Bout time I did. So my new obsession has been the purchase of a sexy new Powerbook. They're fun little guys that really have more or less what I would like in a computer for a lower price... Namely:
  1. Motion Sensors detect sudden changes in movement, locking the hard drive heads to prevent damage if it is dropped.
  2. It's a powerful computer with a 15" screen, but it still weighs only 5.6 lbs.
  3. OS X Tiger turns me on -- Spotlight lets you find anything on your computer in seconds, even searching within files (PDFs included!), it has awesome international support, and Bonjour is just brilliant, allowing two computers to connect just by being next to each other.
  4. It's quite nice to look at.
  5. Nice integration of hardware and software -- the OS is created by the same people that make the computer, so there are no worries about optimisation and stuff, since it's all built for the PowerPC processor.
Besides, they're quite common in the Biology world, so it's a smart idea to learn to use them properly. And now the wait begins... I bought it this morning. :D Now Reading : Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual - David Pogue Now Playing : The Big Band of Rogues - Theme of the Dolphic Town (Super Mario Sunshine)