Due to complaints in the comments about the illegibility my recent journal post I have submitted this edited version. The spelling and grammar changes appear in bold so you can all point and laugh and think, gee, this guy is a total dumb arse. I have also correct the informal tone to make it less offensive for those of us who prefer to honour proper English when writing. Although I do not claim it is perfect, it is the best I can do in the time and space available to me. Also, please understand that I am using other people’s computers that don’t work properly. They have ‘insert’ keys that get in the way and spell checkers that don’t spell check due to missing .dll’s. Anyway, the original work (called ‘falling under’) remains in the archives and even though it conveys the same ideas, for all intensive purposes it should be disregarded due to the lack of professionalism which renders it less worthy, the work of an imbecile.
To conclude this series about uni results, today was notified that I gained a 52 in physiology which is reasonable. I was also noticed that I have not yet received a mark for the practical component of Biochemistry which I expect should be satisfactory.
Let us start at the start though. Today I rolled out of bed and dressed myself in lycra riding shorts, ready to go for a ride. As I was collecting the final things I needed together, my mother and I struck up a friendly argument concerning the state of the weather. She wanted me to take her car because she held concerns about the “misty rain and ridiculous temperature”. I was protesting that “the rain does not get you as wet when you are moving”. Then, at the very moment that I was saying “and it is not that cold” we both overheard the radio presenter from the AM station 891 finish the bulletin with “it’s 9.3”.
This temperature was enough to strike fear into my heart. I took her keys and walked out the door. While driving it rained continuously, at times very heavily. The trucks and cars sprayed water as they drove through puddles and the temperature continued to plummet. I was extremely glad to be warm and dry. It turned out that the news at the end of the day reported that it was the coldest day since 1986 and the temperature peaked at 9.5. I made a sarcastic comment about how this was proof of global warming.
I was dropping of my iBook at NextByte’s service store. I purchased tiger the previous day but it refused to install because S.M.A.R.T. was failing. This means the harddrive has probably suffered physical damage (perhaps while cycling with the laptop on the rear rack of my bicycle). I advise any person that values the text, photos, music or movies on a computer, to back their data up. I am really glad that I back up all my data. Losing data is a nightmare I have faced in the past but it is not hard to avoid.
Handing over my laptop for 5-7 days was reasonably painless. It is not going to cost me anything, however, they offered to reinstall an operating system for me for $75! I find this price absurd because software installation is a trivial task.
Afterwards I went out the front and talked to a man on my telephone that I had mailed a resume to a few weeks ago. I had felt reasonably pessimistic concerning gaining employment because I had sent the resume over two weeks ago and heard nothing. To my surprise, he was rather apologetic. He had not received anything, so we blamed Australia Post and decided to try again.
The rest of the day was fairly boring, but for that, I can only blame myself.