So I know its been a while since my last post and I know you all lose the will to live if I don’t post anything on this blog, so here is your long awaited fix.
The masters I started in October is going well…i think, having bought a new computer…well that’s a topic in itself; ordered the computer, it came, with no graphics card, and only 1 screen (I ordered 3!), so they sent out the graphics card, but wouldn’t send out the rest of the screens because apparently we only bought one…the screenshot below begs to differ…
Screenshot of the ordered screens
so after several emails, and phone calls later they finally caved and accepted their mistake but couldn’t give us 3 of those screens because 1 alone costs £319, so they gave us 20% off any other screens, Result!
The teaching is going well, teaching about 10 hours a week, and a bit of marking on the side, still get the odd “so if we buy you a pint later, is that enough for top marks?”…please…I’m not that cheap! Got to have at least 3 😉 Compared to what I was teaching this time last year when I was working for Technocamps, it’s a lot easier in the respect I’m teaching nearly the same stuff but to adults rather than children, but I think the kids pick it up quicker 😉
So, a few weeks ago me and Ben got to my car and find that the passenger door is on the latch (when its half closed half open) I UNLOCK my car and find someone has jammed a screwdriver into the passenger side door
and broken into my car, and stolen my radio, my USB battery charger, and one of Matt’s walkie talkies. Fair play to the police, I went to see them on Saturday morning, by Sunday morning they were out by my car dusting for prints.
Shame anything didn’t come from it, but with any luck the little sodd who broke into my car will get whats coming to him…or her.
And finally, you may have seen i went to Paris for IEEE Vis conference in November, that was a laugh.
The Eiffel Tower
Meeting some very interesting individuals, creating a few contacts in the visualization world, making a few friends along the way, and a bit of sightseeing obviously.
One thing that has to be said about Paris is the bike rental system they have in place, bit like Boris Bikes, but a lot better, in the fact that the roads are set out a bit better to accommodate bikes. Surprising i didn’t die! which is always a good thing.