Friday, November 28
First Day's Achievements
So, the internet has been running on this computer for about 12 hours now, and has been on solidly. I've managed to get a few things done, such as downloading a few programs I needed (Quicktime, Kazaa Lite, WS FTP and MSN Messenger), plus I've set myself up some bookmarks.
Meanwhile, the others have been downloading (unashamedly and to be expected) porn. Surprise, surprise. I can see my computer being full of random porn by the end of the week, never mind the end of the year. Thank christ we've only got a 56k connection, not broadband, or it'd be full already. Have they nothing better to do?
One thing which did surprise me tonight: we had a Thanksgiving Dinner. Bear in mind that none of us are remotely American, and this seems a little strange. However, Marissa, Matt's long-distance girlfriend, has just arrived here for a week, so her and Matt cooked a big dinner for all of us, which I was thoroughly impressed by. I wasn't impressed, however, by the amount of washing up I had to do afterwards... I guess it saved me the effort of cooking though.
Is this the start of a downturn in my studies? It's half past twelve at night, and I've got to be up at 7.15 tomorrow, yet I'm here randomly blogging. Oh well, such is life.
PS. Check out the (finally) updated RobCam image on the right. I took it when the sun was streaming in through my window a week or so ago, and cast that shadow on the wall. Do you know how difficult it is to hold a camera facing right whilst trying to keep your head facing directly forward in order to get the shadow of your profile? No? It's very difficult. Trust me.