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I'm Home!

Posted Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 12:54pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, sailing, uni, water
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It's been a little while since the last post so time for an update. Firstly, exams are over! Hopefully everything went well. I'm also home again after leaving my uni accommodation after the final exam last Friday. I also picked up a new computer on the way :D

The fires were put out towards the end of last week and I got to see all the burnt out areas on the way home. A lot of the weed area that was there is now bare (and black) land. The Australian election was held on the Saturday with a reasonably one-sided victory to the Labor Party.

Finally, we also had state titles over the weekend so I spent a bit of time down at the yacht club, which also allowed me to see how the water has dropped.

I know the photo may not show a lot for those unaware of the area, but the water used to be some 10cm or more above that ledge on the log not too long ago so that gives ~20-30cm drop in the last few months. The lake also now has a beach approximately three times as wide as it used to be.


Off to a Good Start

Posted Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 10:37pm by Scott
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This summer is off to a good start - and it's not even summer yet! The weather the past few days has been quite warm although it should cool down from the middle of this week.

Last Fridays exam was fairly good, nothing too unexpected. I think I'm pretty well prepared for tomorrow as well. Hopefully I can be just as happy after the one on Tuesday.

End of year exams 07

Posted Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 10:36pm by Scott
Tagged: everyday, uni
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Short 'n simple. End of semester exams started last Monday. My first one isn't till Friday and then have another 3 next week. Wish me luck!

Also went shopping last weekend - ended up with a case of "There's always a bigger bag" (modified from Qui-Gon's 'Bigger fish' quote in StarWars Ep 1). I had a small bag inside a bigger bag which itself was inside a big bag (each containing items purchased from various locations). Provided my amusement for the weekend anyway :)

What's That Falling from the Sky?

Posted Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 8:44pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, uni, water

The Longest Journey

Posted Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 7:06pm by Scott
Tagged: games, uni

Only posting once per week is a valid option isn't it? Oh well... It is now.

The week started well with our tip across the city. Things didn't go quite so well as the first time (possibly as school was back from their mid-semester) and am sure we were stopped at possibly EVERY set of traffic lights for the trip across, eventually arriving 15 minutes late. Fortunately the prac wasn't as long this time so we still finished in time. The rest of the week was uneventful, with most of the time taken up by assignments and projects (which I should really finish).

Also on Monday evening, I found a new computer game, "The Longest Journey". Not really new considering it was released back in 2000, but a game I hadn't played or heard of. For those who haven't heard of it, it is of similar style game-play to that of Grim Fandango, the Monkey Island series and Full Throttle in that you control a lead character and puzzles are (almost) all inventory based, although the game setting is completely different.

Despite the aging graphics (compared to today's standards), it was very enjoyable and I even stayed up till the early hours of this morning to finish it. The game is heavily story driven so the game-play isn't as prominent but many of the games of the genre are similar to this. Now all I need is to find somewhere in Australia who stocks the sequel, Dreamfall.

I've also recently downloaded the Voices of the Lifestream album (a Final Fantasy VII OverClocked ReMix album). I am yet to listen to the majority of the songs (as they are on my computer, 300km away) however the first and last are very impressive so I have high hopes for everything else.

Only 4 weeks to go until summer holidays - scary.

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