Neil Turner's Blog

Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002

Life stuff

Today is my fifth and final exam – Computer Graphics. Though it’s only an hour long, it will require writing out actual C++ code in the exam. It’s closed-book too, so I can’t cross-reference with existing code for the structure.
I also haven’t been able to do so much revision for it since I had another exam yesterday (Security, Privacy, Data Protection and E-Commerce… what a mouthful…) which was worth considerably more – 16 credits, as opposed to just 6 for the exam today – so I’ve been concentrating on getting a good mark for that. Thankfully I reckon I’ve done rather well on yesterday’s paper so hopefully that will pull my average mark up somewhat.
On Saturday me, Hari, some of her housemates and friends (including Mr Ben) had a barbecue outside, since the weather was glorious. I also managed to get rather sunburned and was in a bit of pain during most of Sunday. I did take photos but they’re still on my phone – I haven’t been using my camera lately as I managed to lose it in the depths of one of my bags. Thankfully I’ve found it, as it’s the student union annual Beach Party next Friday and I’d like to take some photos while there. You can see the photos from 2005 and 2004 on Flickr.
Though after today I’ll have no more studying until September, when I’ll be starting my dissertation project, I’m back at work from tomorrow. I’m part time for the next couple of weeks, and then full time from the beginning of July. The extra money will be very much welcome, especially as I’m looking at buying a new laptop before the year is out.

4 Comments

  1. Good luck on your final exam. Exams can always be nerve-racking. Great flickr pics too, btw:)

  2. Good luck, mang!

  3. Today is my fifth and final exam – Computer Graphics. Though it’s only an hour long, it will require writing out actual C++ code in the exam. It’s closed-book too, so I can’t cross-reference with existing code for the structure.
    That’s always so useful, isn’t it? I know whenever I code, I do it without using man pages or web searches or any references to K&R…. yeah, right.
    A more reasonable test would be one with reference books at hand to write a piece of code, then count points off for all the bugs, with failure to accurately manage memory being an instant F (most security holes are buffer overrun exploits).
    Hope the test went well!

  4. I graduated last year and now I start missing those great days (no I’m not talking about exams:)
    I want to study more!!