I’m back home, feeling particularly jet-lagged after my trip to Reston VA this week. I put the finishing touches to my TMA04 essay on the plane and I’m just about to submit it, after I’ve read it through one last time. I’m still not totally happy with it, but it’s got to the point where playing with it further will either necessitate a complete rewrite which I don’t have time for or it will simply be a case of trimming or adding the odd word here or there. At 1,495 words (from around 100 or so more than that before I made my final sets of tweaks) it suggests to me that I’m probably ok. My main concern is that there was so much material to chose from that I’m worried I’ve left something important out that would have supported my argument, rather than the argument I’m making itself.
Time to stop procrastinating and hit the ‘submit’ button!
This time tomorrow I should be getting into the swing of Residential School at Bath University. I’m looking forward to it and meeting other DD303 inmates students there. I had a play with E-Prime for the first time in weeks on the plane too – I’ve forgotten nearly all of it, it seems. When I chose my project (T4), I had grandiose plans of trying to put together a skeleton E-Prime application based on my proposal before I arrived. How naive those plans seem now! Fortunately, it looks as if there’s plenty of support in both the form of tutors and coffee to keep me awake if it turns into an all-night programming session! I’ve not done one of those for a few years.
Not related to Residential School at all is that I’ve noticed that a number of people find this blog while searching for information on coins. Not surprising, given the title of the blog I suppose. It reminded me of an Alan Coren book I read years ago called ‘Golfing for Cats‘. In the introduction to the book he explained that his publishers seemed unable to promote his books properly and that he had determined that as the best selling books were on Golf, Cats and Nazis he could influence the market. The cover of the book had a large swastika on it, which combined with the title he argued would give him the best chance of selling more books as retailers would now put it in the pets, sport and history sections as well as in humour.
Now, how do I give this blog a subtitle?!