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Blog Neglect

I realise that I haven’t posted much at all this week and I do apologise for that. I’ve just been very busy lately and haven’t had the time to blog.
This weekend I’m at my parents’ house in York with Hari – we did a spot of shopping today (bought a few CDs and lots of cheap chocolate from the Cadbury’s Factory Shop). On Wednesday I was back in Manchester, this time for a graduate fair. There weren’t many employers there and most were offering managerial positions, though I have since made a job application to one of the companies that was there. The job sounds good and has good pay, even if they are not specifically targeting graduates and it has very little to do with forensic computing.
My course is going okay – I’m now finished the second week of the second semester. The 4 new modules I have all seem interesting, though my hopes of learning PhotoShop have been dashed somewhat since we’re using a program that the lecturer wrote instead. Which sucks so badly that I’ve taken to modifying some of the resources using Resource Hacker – things like redesigning the dialogue boxes and adding keyboard shortcuts for menu items.
I do have some entries to write for next week – reviews of IE7, Songbird and AppZapper are on the way, plus any other general randomness. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to find time to post them.


  1. Neglect, naughty…
    That songbird looks pretty sweet. And the potential of extensions FOR the extension!

  2. Don’t go out of your way for Songbird. It’s a resource hog.

  3. Go on, give us a hint as to what the lecturers app is called or where we can go get it. Be interesting to see how it ‘sucks so badly’ 🙂

  4. It’s called MDIPro32. You can get it from here, but that’s the only place I’ve found it to be publicly available. I also think that we use a slightly more recent version than that one.