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Even more lectures and examples sessions today. Not much different than the other days. Featuring gems like a lecturer leaving the room to look something up because he apparently lost a page of his notes – with people reckoning he might be on his way to a cab – or a one line exercise that easily kept us busy for most of the afternoon – with help, that was.

I also had the opportunity to get internet access for my own computer. Since there seemed to be a glitch when hooking up to the network at first, I went to the helpdesk and was immediately asked which version of Windows I ran. Not too surprising, there. However, they quickly recovered and immediately asked whether I used MacOS 8,9 or 10 and provided appropriate documentation with screenshots on how to get onto the network. This consisted mostly of setting up the web proxy and DHCP server (and even suggested to set up a particular location for this in the Network preference).

I used said opportunity to get my e-mail and post what I'd written in the previous days, faking the dates afterwards. Is that bad style? I think it's good for the context of the posts to have a date actually related to what's written. Data purists might call for a separate 'date written' and 'date posted' fields now.

In the university pub I saw one of the most hilarious warnings next to the door: Pavement not suitable for stiletto heels.

September 18, 2003, 23:59

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Comment by d.w.: User icon

Data purists might call for a separate ‘date written’ and ‘date posted’ fields now.

That came up in some of the early Atom syndication discussions. I found it a bit silly. I think you did the right thing with backdating the entries (the same thing that I did after the blackout last month, by the way.)

How much longer are you in the UK?

September 20, 2003, 1:04

Comment by ssp: User icon

No longer in the UK at all unfortunately. It was a rather quick visit.

September 21, 2003, 15:03

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