My exams have now finished as of yesterday! Which means my first year of University is now over. Went out last night for one last big piss up before going home this saturday.
Was a good night, lots of dancing, meeting new people and drinking. It seems a bit sad leaving everyone at uni for the summer but looking forward to next year living with Ben, Luke, Chris, Wayne and 1 random person!
Going to spend the rest of today and tomorrow packing all my stuff (to which there is a lot)!
Hopefully next week I will get some time to work on the switchweb site. After reading [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3793825.stm[/url] today it looks like we are in a good market and hopefully a new design and a bit more marketing will increase our profitability even more.
I have been using SuSE Linux 9.1 over the past couple of weeks, most of it seems good though I'm having problems with media players atm. Will be sticking with Winblows for a bit longer. I tried out the MS Longhorn beta last week which is still pretty poor.
Anyway until next time - Laterz
Shrewsbury based ImAFish.com will soon be bringing an insight into the new scene of Blender Pimping taking off in their home town. ImAFish.com's documentary production team have been following around one of the most dominent figures in the movement finding out about this new and upcoming subject.
The short documentary from the makers of s***t Shrewsbury will be available exclusively to download on ImAFish.com in the coming weeks, along with extras and information how you yourself can get into the scene.
Keep tuned to ImAFish over the next few weeks for previews and inside dicussion into the new documentary.
Last night we had the Vice Chancellor, Professor Madeleine Atkins on the Monday Night show, we spent about 30mins talking to her about student issues in and around Coventry University.
Our discussion included the new student centre, crime on campus, scholarships, online services and her 2010 vision for the Uni.
You can listen again to the edited interview below.
www.imafish.co.uk/pwhite/MondayNightVCSpecialImAFish.mp3 (18mb) 23min MP3
Hosted thanks to www.switchweb.co.uk
Castaway is the BBC reality show where fourteen people were put on a remote island near New Zealand and expected to live off the land for three months.
It's now almost six weeks into their ordeal and it is us, the small but dedicated viewing public have the chance to change the future of the island and help write history. There are four lucky individuals fighting for the chance to fly out on the 23rd of April to join the castaways.
One of our most active forum members, Robina (Beanie as she likes to be known) is one of the final four and she needs your vote to get her on the island! You can find out more about her, watch her video interview and cast your vote on the BBC website.
If you were watching BBC 3 last night you will have seen Robina win the castaway quiz and you may even have seen me in the audience.
More pictures coming soon!
Update: Robina was featured in the Shropshire Star last night.
More on ImAFish.
Knowing what to wear for a fancy dress party is always a pain, I normally try to keep to something topical. With the recent Transformers film out it was the perfect opportunity to come as Optimus Prime!
I recently came across this video which gave me the initial concept for my Transformer. The idea is that I could be both the robot and the truck of Optimus Prime.
Here is a video of how the costume worked.It's basically made from one cardboard box split open apart from one hinge. I've then attached it to my back with a belt and added two other boxes to support it on my shoulders - this way its high enough above my head to close and the weight is evenly distributed.
I've then attached another bit of card to the shoulder boxes so that I can freely move up and down (if I had strapped it to my chest I wouldn't be able to bend and you would be able to see my feet.) The slots in the bottom of the card are so I can move my legs while crouching.
It looked the following while crouching:
Half way up:
And standing up:
Benjie had come as a giant Tetris piece - it made a handy drinks holder.
Here is a better picture of the side of the truck.
Who would ever have thought this was not a real truck...
Group photo - hint: I'm in the middle.
The giant wings proved difficult for getting through doors.
A full set of pictures of the evening can be found on my Flickr account.
Much love to Beanie and Nej for hosting the party.