Saturday, May 19
Him: "The problem is that Sir John owns our college. So at all the other colleges, student union presidents say 'Yeah, we'll do this and institute that!' but at our college it's more like '[sigh] Well, uh, you know, we can't really do anything but hey! Having a college bar that closes at 8PM can be good for, uh, some... things..."
Me: "So when Sir John dies -?"
I wonder if it's indicative of my character that I would say such a thing. Hmm.
Thursday, May 17
I'm having a bit of a problem remembering what day it is. Considering that I have three lectures on Saturdays so that they're just as busy as my Tuesdays, every day of the week seems to run into each other. It's gotten to the extent where I have to consciously think for a few seconds to work it out. Mind you, this isn't as bad as one of my friends who managed to happily live out of step with time (one day ahead) for the better part of the week.
After getting a bit irritated that my last two posts have received a minus karma score, my suspicions that the minus points were from the same person were confirmed when I went to check up the IP logs. Hah, I bet you didn't think I could do that, eh? Naturally, I'll mention no names (cough wfp2.almaden.ibm.com cough).
Wednesday, May 16
Horribly short update, blah blah blah, but if you're bored you should have a look at the hijinks going on in the forum.
How private radio stations in Ghana are transforming the democratic process and promoting transparency. Now this a truly heartening example of the good that media can do. It puts the Internet to shame.
Monday, May 14
You'll have to forgive me for talking about the A.I. game again, but...
I've recently written an editorial about the game, which should be perfectly comprehensible to anyone who has the most basic knowledge of the game. I think it's pretty interesting (but then, of course I would). Also, it turns out that the interview I had with BBC World Service was aired last Saturday and Sunday during the 'Arts in Action' programme, so that was a bit of a blow. Anyway, they're sending me a tape of the programme so I'll probably get around to writing a transcript of it sometime.
Sunday, May 13
Shamelessly lifted from a post I read from Slashdot - this is the episode list of the new Star Trek: Enterprise series, starring Scott Bakula (he of Quantum Leap fame):
You just know it's right. I mean, the cliffhanger is perfect.