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It's all go now...

Latest happenings:

1. My PhD has started!

I've been in Anglesey at the beginning of the month, looking at the rocks I'm going to be studying for the next three years. Being Wales and the time of year...yes it was very wet. It was very interesting even if I found it rather difficuly to unterstand what was going on most of the time.

Paul is away in Assynt for this week and melanges, but it hasn't been going toooo well. Google and the Web of Science have been letting me down! Also, it's VERY annoying when you find what looks like a vital journal only for it to have been published in a journal that you don't have access to.

Next week I will probably spend looking at carbonates in the teaching collections to get up to speed with textures, terminology and basically what they look like. Will be very useful when it comes to looking at my own samples.

2. I have a car!

A friend of mine is going into The Salvation Training College and was selling her car, so I am now the proud owner of a Peurgot 206. And I have named her...Fi Fi La Ren. Very french sounding, hehe. I think it suits her quite well. I'm sure I have heard the name beofre, so if anyone reading this knows the origin, or someone of the same name let me know. Otherwise I'm going to take the credit for it, heh.

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Other than that, everything else is pretty much normal. Been playing on the PC, 360 and PS3 a lot lately. Also, been working on my Oblivion section of my website quite a bit, so quite pleased with that. Still needs lots of pictures and work, but am happy with how it is coming along.

I'm thinking I might have a section devoted to my PhD (sad I know) so people can stay updated, (see how depressed I've got!) and just basically a log so I can look back on it too. I've already uploaded references and work onto my FTP server to I can access it pretty much anywhere. Yes, I'm that sad, lol.

Oh, I may scout out the local gyms for costs and stuff. Went round the uni gym which is dirt cheap (only £16/month) but it isn't the nicest, and rather cramped and hot. Some friends go to a local one, so would be nice to have a variety of people to go with.

Anyway, think that's enough for now.

Cheers.

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I feel your pain, the web of science is horrible for journals! We had it at Leeds - so I switched to google scholar. lol. If theres anything you cant get try this thread (http://www.phdcomics.com/proceedings/viewtopic.php?t=8022) ... they are pretty helpful! Really good for super-obscure references.

Smart ftp client is pretty cool. Have been using my geocities as a dumping ground. My website got 1 hit last month (me checking the number of hits!.. lmao). Did you do yours with dreamweaver?

Yeah, the "find it at bham" thing used to be great, but now it just sucks real hard. I think in the last week or two I've only found 2 that were really useful, and then there another ~5 that were listed but I couldn't get! So annoying. Gonna see if Paul can get hold of them somehow.

FTP is awesome. I used to use Smart FTP, but I use FireFTP which you can download as an add on for firefox (if you use internet explorer you should be shot). My website actually gets quite a lot of hits! *goes and looks* I had 153 unique visits last month but most of them are for my Oblivion fan site pages at the moment. Still, the site is only oing to get bigger so I'm hopeful! Also - I didn't know you had a separate website of your own. What's the URL??

And yeah, dreamweaver and fireworks (I don't understand photoshop, lol)for the win!

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