Visitors who came to my blog yesterday would’ve, quite unexpectedly, found themselves being redirected to RA RA AH AH AH ROMA ROMA MA GAGA OOH LA LA. Did elicit a few “Yo maan yor blog bin hacked lol” emails / messages being sent to me, but I assure everyone that no personal details would’ve been stolen as it was merely a spur-of-the-moment idea of a joke. It sounded a lot more hilarious when I staggered home at 6am.
The first of April. Ah, that day. The day this blog shifted to WordPress. The MAD TV releases prank-ing videos for. The day technology companies around the world vie to make the best jokes. Sources assure me though that Photoshop CS5’s content-aware fill feature is not an April Fools’ joke intended to ‘content-aware fill’ your homework for you. (If it could do that, I’d buy it the day it was released.)
It’s also the day when many of you who’ve applied for US colleges and universities would get your application decisions. Much joy and exasperation will follow, and I wish all of you best of luck. Rejection letters seem doubly bitter when served on this day. Whichever way your decisions swing remember this – the best few years of your life are soon to follow. :)
So, Easter break has started at my university. When I expand on this definition and tell you that ‘Easter’ break is a whole goddamn month long, you’ll wonder whether the definition of the holiday has been redefined here. Last heard nobody’s complaining though. This break is also meant for students to revise for the exams…which come six weeks or so later. We also have an electronics design project to work on, where we have to build a specified device from scratch. Prior to the Easter break, I also got a pleasant surprise in that I was one of the students who got the departmental international student scholarship. UK universities, being government-run and funded institutes (UK residents essentially don’t pay upfront; they pay it back after they graduate), don’t offer much support to international students but as a gesture it’s nice.
I quite fancy travelling a bit during this break but will see how everything works out. For one, I’m working at SCEPTrE on a week-long national education conference. I wonder how much time I’ll have left for anything beyond within-borders travelling, given that I must revise my academic stuff and work on my project too. I’ve a whole pile of books ordered from Amazon that I need to devote my attention too too, and I’ve slowly started attacking that pile over the past few days. Expect some book reviews. Those heading off to US institutes (well, even UK too) should definitely buy The CollegeHumor Guide To College – you will find it full of utterly hilarious and ultimately useless take on college/university life. ;)
I’m addicted to strudel too now. And I’m listening to these songs on repeat currently: Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet; Supermassive Black Hole (cover) by Tiffany Page; Team Drama by The Automatic. Also, I never noticed until now that that Moldy Peaches song mentions the Konami Code.
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