Monday, September 29, 2008

An Early Start

I have been able to get hold of some of the course text (blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6), in electronic form, for M366 and even though the course does not start until Feb.09 I have decided to make an early start on it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Some People Will Eat Anything

I promised him a squirrel sandwich and that is what he's gonna get after school. You've heard of tuna melts or patty melts, well why not squirrel melts.

WARNING!!!  Fluffy creatures were harmed during the making of this video.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The New Donington ?

Donington race circuit has won the contract to host the British round of Formula 1 as from 2010, whilst hopefully still hosting the MotoGP (Silverstone is so flat and boring).  Donington will require a lot of modernisation and as part of this the track is being redesigned.  Below are links to an article and a plan of the proposed new circuit.

Article and new circuit.

M450: That was quick

As previously mentioned I posted my ECA on Monday (8th Sept) at about 3:00pm, and I have just checked my StudentHome page and it is saying that my ECA has been received by the OU.  The wonders of modern snail-mail.


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

M366: Registered

This afternoon I registered for M366 - Natural and artificial intelligence, and have already started to search the net for useful information.  Apparently we use an application called NetLogo during the course, and I have found the home page here.

M450: Finished !!!

I finally submitted my ECA for M450 yesterday.  Three copies printed, bound (Staples did a very good job, £9 less £3 discount) and posted (First class £4.30), plus not forgetting to obtain the proof of posting.

This means for me that the course is now finished and all I have to do is wait for the result, which apparently can take some time.

Over the next few weeks I am going to try and put together some advice on how to tackle M450 for those students thinking of taking it in the future, especially as it is not the easiest of courses.

Now I have to register for my next course, M366 - Natural and artificial intelligence, even though (having done a quick search via Google) it seems that it might not be the easiest of courses.  This will hopefully be the last course of my degree.