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Mon, Jul. 5th, 2004, 01:19 pm
First, House and Misc

I've officially got a first (as with Paul and Nidge).

My house is sorted and i'm moving in this Friday

I've got a splitting headache (again), probably being dehydrated again.
Done TV-L, BT still need to do Gas, Elec, Council and Water companies.

I start work at the uni next monday.

Mon, Jun. 28th, 2004, 10:44 am
Birthday

I'm 22, far far too old :)

Visit
http://www.jerseygop.com/index.html
for all your humour needs, including Republican Babe-of the week.

Tue, Jun. 15th, 2004, 02:19 pm
Provisional Result

I've got 70.8% as my final grade (if i've calculated it correctly). Which should be a first.

Fri, Jun. 11th, 2004, 04:23 pm
At the count

So I helped my dad out monitoring the count that took place this morning. Quite interesting the system they used since it all the wards were up for election.
Took from 10am-2ishpm although this wasn't the worse (birmingham is still counting).

Unfortunatly the counters are not allowed to bring food or drink and at 2pm everyone was hungry.

One of the spoilt ballot papers had the letters 'BNP' (for the british national party, a right-wing "we don't like foreigners/recent immigrents" party. One of the conservative monitors said "I can see where he's coming from, It's all very nice visiting the carabian, nice beaches, nice weathers but not a 'white' person in sight.", My step-mom and the counter both appeared to be thinking "Oh bob, did he really just say that?"

BENNETT   Philip John	                Liberal Democrat 	 630 	  	 
DODD	  Graham Albert 	        Labour Party Candidate 	 758 	  	 
EDWARDS	  Roger                         Labour Party Candidate 	 753 	  	 
FREEMAN	  Malcolm David 	        Labour Party Candidate 	 733 	  	 
STEVENSON Joan Mary Catherine 	        Conservative Party Candidate 	3055 	1st 	4 yrs
THOMPSON  Wendy Elizabeth Mary 	        Conservative Party Candidate 	3022 	2nd 	3 yrs
WYNNE     Andrew Geoffrey Duffill 	Conservative Party Candidate 	2972 	3rd 	2 yrs

My dad is malcolm freeman, so he lost by a lot. If you compare it to the previous figures. It's not so bad

Name                          	Description                      	 Votes 	Majority
Bennett  Philip John          	Liberal Democrat                 	   324 	        
Stelfox  Kevin                	The Labour Party Candidate       	   676 	        
Thompson Wendy Elizabeth Mary 	The Conservative Party Candidate 	 2,579 	   1,903
Ballot papers issued                                           	 3,583 	        
Electorate                                                     	 8,995 	        
% poll                                                         	39.83% 	   

These figures are not directly comparable because of boundary changes in the ward however. Edwards (my step-brother) girlfriends mother got in with 1493 votes.

Good laugh anyway.

Mon, Jun. 7th, 2004, 09:22 pm
Dads Election Stuff

Today Tony Blair decided to visit a school in the area my dad is standing in for the local elections. Got two pages in the local rag about the visit http://www.expressandstar.com/artman/publish/article_59673.php. He's a bit chuffed about the whole thing. Distributed a few pamplets for him later in the day.

Rather humorously the conservatives have put their signs up using a yellowy-orange backgroudn to them which to most people seems to be a libdem sign.
And it's far far too hot.

Sat, Jun. 5th, 2004, 09:20 pm
Moved out

I've moved out the house in Leicester, gone to live with my parents for a bit.
Had to hire a van to fit all my stuff in. Still ache from yesterday

Fri, Jun. 4th, 2004, 09:10 pm
Friday: Leicester Royal has solid doors

So anyway, this was the last day for me to give my three-monthly sample of blood.
I had to go to the leicester royal to give it because of staff-shortages in my local GPs. the blood test i have to give requires me not to eat since midnight the previous night. A doctor saw me, asked me if he could also take a sample for medical research purposes which i agreed to and signed the form.
Anyway, he took the sample and after a minute or two, stood up to leave, my vision went fuzzy and I apparently walked into a door and collapsed on the floor.
When I came to the doc gave me some water and checked I was okay. My glasses were unfortunatly bent and I had to go to spec savers to get them unbent.

My shoulder and knee hurt for quite a while afterwards.

Anyway, at least the doctors didn't have a boring day.

Tue, May. 25th, 2004, 03:09 pm
Python Threaded UDP server in 10 lines of code, lol

Only in python :)

>from SocketServer import ThreadingUDPServer,DatagramRequestHandler
>import time
>class Foo(DatagramRequestHandler):
> def handle(self):
> j=self.rfile.read()
> print j
> time.sleep(20)
> print "Geek"
>
>j=ThreadingUDPServer(("localhost",3773),Foo)
>j.serve_forever()

Tue, May. 25th, 2004, 02:31 pm
Python

I need to do some remote method call, but I don't like the latency that XML-RPC provides so I'm gonna have to hand roll my own protocol, *sigh*.
SimpleServer looks interesting.

Tue, May. 25th, 2004, 02:30 pm
University

So 4 years have passed and i've finally finished (I hope) this university thing.
Trying to think what to do now, and so I code and code and waste my printer credit.

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