Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Feeling a little unsteady?

That is to say, did you notice the earthquake?

I almost didn't recognize it. Since I'm working from home due to the G20, I don't have the benefit of a tall building that would react to the movement (if you want to call it that.)

Anyway, thanks to Elizabeth's favourite Web 2.0 app, Twitter, check out this cool USGS site, over here. Realtime data about earthquakes all over the globe. What's really cool is this Did You Feel It? map where people can report what they felt, and it graphs it over the region.

Now if only they could fix the text encoding in their database. The website appears correctly in UTF-8, but some accented characters from some fields are incorrect. Ah, well...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Look! There! A New Graduate!

So right about now, I should have just received my diploma. Which means this post is coming to you via a new-fangled technology that creates posts directly from my brain.

Or, well, maybe that's not a reality just yet. It's more of a thing called scheduled posting.

Anyway, back to the real topic. Convocation is today! Four + PEY years of studying and sleeplessness have come to an end. Sure, it was painful at times, but I still think it was a lot of fun. But now, it's time to move onward to bigger and better things, I hope.

We'll just have to see whether that comes true, won't we...

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Off to work I go...

Yep, that's right. Work. In the summer!

Well actually, I started on last Wednesday, though I haven't really done too much yet. They don't have a proper laptop for me yet, so I can't login and don't have email. Which turns out to be pretty limiting, actually. The temporary computer doesn't have access to most of the (internal) network, for stuff like printers and such. Basically, I've just been reading random documents in the meantime.

I'm not doing anything too glamorous, though. Pretty much writing documents. Apparently, they seem to think I was good at that.

Oh yes, I forgot to mention where! At Merrill Lynch.