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Year View| Summary| Highlights| Month View| Saturday 5 July 2003 (Day View) – Semester results released
05.07.2003 – Saturday 5 July – I get my university results
- • Mum and I walked down to the markets where I bought an ice cream. They’re very small, not more than ten people. I guess it is the school holidays and many people are away.
- • I went online and checked my results. They’ve now been posted. I have a pass (4) for Mathematical Foundations (MATH1050). I’m very happy with this, as I’d resigned myself to failure in this subject. That two hours of early morning study before the exam is what got me this pass. I’m glad I did it. I have a credit (5) for Discrete Mathematics (MATH1061), which I’m also happy with as I’ve been pretty slack and done less than half the assignments and such. I have a distinction (6) for Intro to Programming (COMP1500) which I am not happy with, as I achieved 93.5%, which is way above the 85 percentile required for a seven, but as I failed more than five of the multi-choice questions I can only get a six. Nevertheless, I’m happy to have a good result. I also gained a high distinction (7) in Internet Interface Design (COMP1501), which I am happy with. Due to the poor and inconsistent manner in which that course was run, I really was not sure what result I would get. I feel that, with the exception of Intro to Programming where I should have received another high distinction, that the results I have here are what I deserved and similar to what I expected – although I had resigned myself to a quite possible failure in Mathematical Foundations. Overall I am happy that I have not failed anything and considering that I did not more than a few hours study for Mathematical Foundations for the entire course, I should be grateful that I’ve passed – which I am. Admittedly, I did not study at all for Intro to Programming either, so I can’t be too annoyed with that result, and I didn’t study for Internet Interface Design either – but I don’t really see how I could have studied for that.
- • I walked down to Dad’s and converted the satellite TV to A/V. It sucks. When the satellite decoder and VCR are both turned on, there’s some sort of interference. I guess they’re using IF that interferes with each other, and as one TV has a long length of cable already run to it, I can’t just change everything to A/V. Vince and Sarah drove by while I was at Dad’s, so I walked back up here and showed Sarah the photos of uni and Brisbane that I’ve taken, and a few of Shan’s girlfriend, Kylie-Anne. Sarah and I walked back down to Dad’s, and then onto the Home Rule Bridge and the markets, where we met Vince and they drove back into town.
- • I walked up to Gary and Marriette’s to see what was wrong with their computer. The telltale beeps on start-up (along with the failure to start-up) made me think the video card wasn’t working. The fact that the video card fan wasn’t spinning sort of helped too. Reseating the video card several times fixed it. They have a pile of videos that aren’t yet released, along with a few that are only in theatres but not yet on video. They’re not ripped copies either – they’re apparently legitimate videos. I’m not sure how they got them but they mentioned something about a friend in America and raffling them to support the upcoming Wallaby Creek Festival.
- Comment by DK – Saturday 5 July 2003, 9:03 PM
- Congrats with the exam results!
- Comment by Ned – Saturday 5 July 2003, 11:02 PM
- Thanks :-)
- Comment by krait – Sunday 6 July 2003, 12:52 AM
- Congratulations on the results. I knew you would do well. Keep up the good work, mate!
- Comment by lulu – Sunday 6 July 2003, 4:52 AM
- Congratulations, Ned!!!!! Wowwww I told you would do it. I can't wait to see next terms. :)
- Comment by Ned – Sunday 6 July 2003, 1:41 PM
- Thanks :-) I am scared of next term.
- Comment by Michelle – Monday 7 July 2003, 7:36 AM
- Hey, congratulations on the marks. You passed everything. How long are you home for?
- Comment by Elvis – Monday 7 July 2003, 12:51 PM
- well done, remember, you only a squillion more exams to go, so concentrate on having fun.
- Comment by Ned – Tuesday 8 July 2003, 12:05 AM
- Thanks :-) I am home for a few weeks and I’d rather not think of any further exams while I’m here.