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20.04.2004Tuesday 20 April – Tired

I’m so tired, having stayed up late last night. I had to be at uni by nine o’clock, which I was despite the train being fifteen minutes late. I then sat through an hour “Operating Systems” lecture, and two hours of thrilling, edge of your seat, “Software Specification” – the language of arrows, before heading down to the labs where I had to wait two hours until I got my “Systems Interface Programming” assignment passed.
Getting the assignment marked was, as usual, something of a disappointment. After all the hard work I put into it, they didn’t even see or test most of the application. I should learn just to do the bare minimum required instead of doing the perfectionist thing and trying to get it all as good as possible – it’s just a waste of time. I’ve not yet done an assignment at uni that was marked based on its excellence (or lack thereof). Oh well, I guess that’s just how it is.
After getting a kebab from a new place that’s opened down at the Ville, I went and saw “Spanish Apartment” at the Schonell. It’s a brilliant movie and I really enjoyed it – definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen lately.
Comment by krait – Wednesday 21 April 2004, 10:52 AM
  Your assignments work, that's step one. Learning along the way writing them, that's step two. The more "elegant" your solution, the more you learn. Therefore, it's not "just a waste of time".
  Keep up the good work, mate.
Comment by Ned – Wednesday 21 April 2004, 1:58 PM
  Yeah... I guess I shall try.
Comment by hodjpokol – Wednesday 21 April 2004, 6:53 PM
  Just had to ask, Ned; how does it feel being a cult hero in the UQ IT department? Has fame changed you?
Comment by Ned – Thursday 22 April 2004, 11:49 PM
  In subtle ways my friend, in subtle ways.
Comment by clint – Saturday 24 April 2004, 11:58 PM
  I am tempted to rewrite my food review thing that you stole, but I fear that commercial outlets such as that awful kebab shop will sue me. Maybe I need a pseudonym.

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