I have watched in dismay for the last six or eight years as various extremely rich people bounced around clapping their hands with glee and congratulating themselves on keeping me out of home ownership.
To expect sympathy from me now is, shall we say, optimistic.
So we had snow and ducklings in the same week. Don’t you love British weather?
[Edit] I’ve added an awwwwwww for you too
A few things to catch up on since the last blog…
The head of school is back on Monday so the things mentioned in the password protected posts should start to move along from the 31st. There seem to be people who we barely know coming out of woodwork to give support and to quote someone from the school “He won’t be without ammunition will he?”
I have a new favourite song of the moment. It’s only 1 minute 45 seconds long and I’m sure my father (as he works in Physics at a University) will appreciate it.
Yesterday we went to the Archaeology, and then the Maritime, museums in Southampton. It’s one of those things that you don’t ever get round to doing until you have someone visit. No-one was visiting, but we just thought that 4 years was a bit long to not go and see it. Both places were very interesting and worth the visit, we just should have gone earlier I think.
Finally, I’m having another go at touch typing. Every time I try and learn how to type I fail. I think the big problem is that because I know were all the keys are and I type so fast that I can’t de-program myself into doing it properly. There are certain finger positions for each key and because I don’t use them I type very fast but with very little accuracy. I’ll demonstrate by not using the backspace key
Finally, I’m having another go ast touch typoing. Everyt time tI try and learn how to type I fail. I thinkg the nig problem is that because I know where all thekeys are and I type so fast that I can’t de-program myself into doing it proerply. There are fertain findger pisitions for each bey and becasuse I don’t use them I type fvery fast but with very little accusracy. I’ll demonstrate by not using the backspacekey.
The other thing I’m bad at doing is that I read ahead and end up putting the first letter of the next word in front of the word I should be typing. “fertain finger” is an example.
Anywho. The sun is shining, the blog is on a new version and we’ll get round to booking our holidays soon.
I do love the new PG Tips advert
Also, I’m fed up of mistyping mediaguy.co.uk nearly every time with medaiguy.co.uk (because my left hand and right hand hit the keys at the same time) so they both now work.
My tummy hurts… but at least it’s better news than the last two blog posts.
Hotel Chocolat has come to Southampton and they do some fantastic chocolate. With that chocolate comes fantastic Easter Eggs. With Easter Eggs comes my hugh eyes and medium sized stomach. Yummy, but I really should pace myself more.
I’m starting to get somewhere with C# now.
I started learning this language with learnvisualstudio.net, a video-on-demand type site that shows you how to do things. It is good and gets you started very quickly but doesn’t really explain much. I’ve coupled this with with a For Dummies book and a Microsoft Base Class Library book to give me an idiots guide to why things work (dummies) and lots of example code (class library). These books have cost quite a bit, but altogether it has given me the help I need.
At the moment I’m trying to build a anything-in-anything-out style loans system. I’d written one in PHP already for someone at work so it helps me build a real-world project but without having to worry about requirements or design (as I’d done it already). At the moment it is looking like this
Plenty of work to do, but at least it actually looks like it could do something.