One week back in Cambridge complete. That makes another eight or so until it’s back to the rainy Midlands in time for Christmas. But that’s a long way off.
As lectures get back into full swing, so will the science. A weird effect of the first year is that it made me less confident about the amount of science I thought I knew. This isn’t to say I learned a negative amount last year, but more like the first year was rather eye-opening to the extent of the subject.
Continuing for a fourth year are the revision posters - the same lovely design as ever: fits nicely on the screen, lots of colours, pleasant fonts, licenced generously. Expect these to begin emerging in the next week or so perhaps.
You deserve a little update since I haven’t posted on Tumblr in a long time.
I’m now a Windows 8.1 user, after reluctantly moving away from Windows 7, which I was previously a long-time user of. I have to say, I’m impressed with what they’ve done, although it does look a little bit silly on my computer. It’s much better suited on touchscreen laptops and tablets.
I’ve been learning German on Duolingo for over a year. Duolingo is the best online language service in my opinion and you should use it right away.
I’ve begun reading Lord of the Rings after being ranted at for not already having done so. The first chapter kinda saved my bacon at uni as well - funny story, maybe later.
The driveway is being done so we can park more cars. I can hear the builders from here - what a racket they’re making.
I’ve begun a series of Downfall parodies entitled “Hitler’s Hit Markers” in which a pro-gamer Hitler obsesses over the in-game hit markers in Half-Reich 2, which manifest themselves in the material world. Watch it on YouTube.
And finally, I gotten around to reorganising my blogs:
main one, Ayraethazide, is for science posts
this one, Ayraethazeigen, is my personal diary
a new one, Ayraethazone, is for gaming posts
Ayréthazide is still my French blog
Ayräthaßeid is my new German blog.
So everyone, what are the best and worst things about being in the lab?