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End of the beginning

It's been a week now since I had my last ever lessons and left school for good. I've been at that school for seven years now, and it's a little weird knowing I'm never again going to have to go back there (apart from exams). I'm now on exam leave, leading up to A-level exams throughout June. After that, I'm free!

The last seven years have been fairly good, on the whole. I made some good friends, learnt a fair bit, and amassed a collection of award ties which is almost into double figures. The school does seem to have a fetish for giving out ties.

What's next? A summer of partyingwork, leading up to university next year, assuming I get the grades in the coming exams. For that reason I might be out of contact quite a bit for the next month, partyingstudying.

In other news, I released libgdata 0.3.0 a few days ago, which features a lot of cleanup work, plus an access control list framework contributed by Thibault Saunier as part of his GSoC work on Nautilus.

Coursework finished!

I've finally finished my A2 computing coursework, and I'll be handing in the writeup tomorrow! The program itself was finished (as far as the coursework was concerned; I've since added to it) a month or so ago, but the writeup itself has dragged on until now. I'll try and remember to release the source for the program in the hope somebody will find it useful, but I can't do that until it's all been marked and moderated, for fear of our Microsoft-centric exam board picking me up on it.

Unfortunately, my school have got worse as regards IT in that time. Previously, we only had a print quota system, where each user was limited to printing a certain number of pages — any more and the IT staff would have to extend their quota. Now, we've been told that we're not allowed to use school printers for our coursework, and instead have to print it out at home, as the school's running out of money. I find this a little far-fetched.

Regardless, I've spent half an hour this evening waiting for our slow colour printer to chug out the pages, and I'll be handing them the bill^W^W^Wit in first thing tomorrow, before browsing Wikipedia before lessons. Oh, wait, they've blocked it.