Hello people! Sorry for not writing anything for the past week. It’s just that since now is the Easter break, there isn’t much going on. Adding to that, I’m busy with reports and revision, so I’m at the department almost every day working. It’s basically like term time but without the lectures. For the life of me I don’t know how all those people who went back home manage to cope with the amount of work. It’s just insane.
For my main research report, I’ve decided to use LaTeX this time. For those who don’t know, it is a typesetting program and document preparation system. Whereas in Word whatever you type on the screen will appear exactly the same way when printed out, using LaTeX you just type your report and let it handle your formatting i.e. you don’t have to worry about layout, image placements and the rest. It will do it for you. LaTeX is known to supposedly produce beautifully typesetted documents, so we’ll see how it goes.
On an unrelated topic, you guys noticed recently there’s been an inundation of stupid quizzes on Facebook? They are annoying because they clutter my news feed and make it harder to actually notice other real and more important feeds. Honestly, nobody cares how Malaysian you are or which superhero is most like you. This is just like the time when applications were newly introduced and people got bombardments of invitations to become zombies, vampires, werewolves etc. Remember those?
In any case, this tip is courtesy of Imran a.k.a. Black. First, you need Firefox with greasemonkey installed. If you don’t use Firefox, then why the heck not? Unless you use Chrome, in which case... have they rolled out add-ons like greasemonkey yet? But anyway, once that’s settled, then just install a blocking script like the one found here: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/44459.
Finally, on another unrelated topic, the punting station of Trinity should be open by now. Unfortunately, the weather this week seems to be gloomy (doesn’t it always?) but if it gets nicer then I think I’ll organise a punting trip soon. In the meantime, gonna build up those arm muscles, heh heh.