Hello, welcome to my personal blog! If you couldn’t already tell, my name is Dan Harris and this is the blog where I post thoughts or discuss non-technical topics. Technical posts can be found on my technology blog.
A little about myself, I am 20 years old and currently in my third year of Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Next summer I will be
moving to Bath to work full time for Netcraft as a software developer.
Last time I said i’d report again in two weeks, well it seems that I managed to miss that too! I really need to be better organised at this. However the last 3 weeks haven’t been particularly exciting so you haven’t missed out on much.
I think its fairly safe to say that the last 2 weeks of term were pretty stereotypical of a student, as I was either doing one of two things.
Yet again I missed out on a post for a week, although this time it was due to… lets say… the repercussions of alcohol. I may have had slightly too much to drink last weekend which left me in a slightly sorry state on Sunday (and yes I know I said i’d start pre-writing but procrastination).
This week in particular has been what I feel quite a stressful one. These deadlines are not getting further away and with some I reached a mindset where I thought they weren’t going to be able to be completed on time as we were completely stuck.
It’s already reaching that point in the semester unfortunately, where things are starting to build up. Before I would worry about not doing anything when there was no work to do, but now its worrying about not doing work when there is work to do. The first deadline for the major group coursework is coming up, so the week has been spent frantically trying to piece all of our separate documents together into something that we can hand in, making sure that it ticks as many of the boxes as possible.
I managed to survive a whopping 4 weeks before skipping a post, however I was quite preoccupied last weekend so had zero time to write a post. As a result this week’s update will cover the last 2 weeks of activity.
Last week was the beginning of semester 2, which meant getting back into the routine of getting up, going to lectures and not being home for most of the day.
I can’t quite understand how it’s the end of January already, it seemed like yesterday that I wrote the first post on this blog and yet here we are. I think that so far 2018 is off to a pretty good start, apart from exams of course, by trying to fit as much in as I could with people around me. This week in particular was filled with two birthdays that I joined in the celebrations for.