Apparently today is the most depressing day of the year, based on a calculation by someone from Cardiff University with too much time on his hands *. To quote:
He settled on January 24 after using an elaborate formula expressing the delicate interplay of lousy weather, post-Christmas debt, time elapsed since yuletide indulgence, failed new year resolutions, motivation levels, and the desperate need to have something to look forward to.
For me personally, today wasn’t too bad. Tomorrow will be worse since I have my (one and only) exam, but today was spent in the pub, revising (honest!) with a couple of friends. I’m actually somewhat chilled out about the exam – while it’s going to be a bit of an uphill battle I know that I don’t have to do spectacularly to get a good mark. Though I was a bit peeved to learn that the hours I’ve spent learning about CGI.pm and HTML::Template have probably gone to waste as apparently Perl won’t be in the exam 🙁 . Still, it’ll be useful for my final year project which needs quite a bit of Perl.
(* = Yes, okay, that’s probably a bit rich coming from someone who saws phone books in half when he’s bored…)