Friday, 12 March 2010
Here's a picture I never thought I would see, Shaun Ryder getting married. He's come a long way since selling all that recording gear to buy crack, she must be a tough woman to put up with him. Fingers crossed for the Black Grape reunion I read rumours about this week.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I went through the project before I sent it, made sure I was happy with it and celebrated in true rock and roll fashion with a chicken and mushroom Pot Noodle and a cup of tea.
I got my work back this week and got 80% for it, which is B grade. I was quite happy with this until I read the comments I received for the work. Apparently I'd missed out one of the sheets from SPSS, the statistical package I needed to use to analyse and crunch the numbers from the tests I'd done. I checked in my old .odf version that was output from Open Office and it was in there but when I checked the .doc version that came from Microsoft Word, it wasn't. I really should have made doubly sure it was all present and correct before I sent it in I guess because I lost 6% according to the feedback for not including it because it meant my work lacked evidence that I'd used SPSS to get my results. An extra 6% would have nudged me into the A grade bracket so I'll not be making that mistake again. I guess I'll have to start using Word from start to finish now when typing up my work even though it leaves a bad taste in my mouth to do so.
Next piece of work it due in a fortnight so I'd better make a start on it and try extra hard for the A grade this time, I'm gutted to have missed out on it this time because of a "technical hitch".
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
I don't know how long this site will last, these kind of things never seem to last too long. It's a site that allows you to rip the audio from YouTube videos and save them to your computer as mp3 files. Handy considering a lot of people upload audio files straight to YouTube.
Let me know if you use it, I've found a few things on there that I've always wanted to grab the audio from so now they are on my mp3 player so I can listen to them on the train instead of needing to be near a computer. Happy days!
Sunday, 10 January 2010
- Lose a bit of weight and try to keep it off with a bit of extra exercise
- Try to save a little more and spend a little less
- Spend more time with my family
- Start donating blood again
- Start a blog and post to it regularly
Saturday, 9 January 2010
I decided to take a few pictures and kill two birds with one stone. I made a few resolutions this year and included in them were starting (and maintaining) a blog and also to take more pictures. I think if i can keep up with both throughout January then it ought to help me to form some new habits. After that it should be automatic in theory.
So another cold day but at least there wasn't much of a wind so it was nice to be out in it with the dog. He's a good lad and likes being out in his little Parka jacket.