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Start posting you losers
Have to try to remember this for next year.
feeling good and grateful for stuff and all that. Hoorah. Otherwise, little to report. Oh, feel like i've been bummed by eurostar for christmas but that's how it is with that goddamn company of thieves.
About £100 total, not too bad (though would have been cheaper obviously if I'd booked earlier, but whatever).
Happy to help!
been good past couple of days, done some ironing tonight, just about to do some juicing and go to the gym. Not steroids
Probably best to not have any beers tonight. And nothing stupid this weekend douchie!!
I'm trying to cultivate a strung out, unhealthy look at the moment which the ladies really go for
beers can help that look but only when taken in binge form with the bare minimum of food consumption
gotta work hard for this body!!
Who's good with shoes around here?
Sorry. Also sorry for accidentally clicking 'report this thread'.
Was it in that wooing poetry thread?
it's very romantic and poetic
Should I enter an Azealia Banks remix contest (1st prize $10,000 & a release)
little wussy wuss wuss
The chances of winning are practically zero
Actually, I'm a bit sore from a recent remix rejection - I probably ought not to bother
pick yourself up
dust yourself off
and st- *dawson cry.gif*
And use them at a later date.
recommence hazing until he breaks
So, all positions apart from winning are merely handmaidens to her viral marketing stratagem
Which seems a bit 2009 if I'm honest
And call it done
Is that still a thing?
Actually I could slow the vocals 800%, the keys 400%, the drums 200% and the bass 100% and then kill myself
And it's still freezing.
Just settling in for the Apprentice with a nice cuppa.
been watching that tedious thing about liberty of london
but it's gone down so I'm listening to terrible 90s metal on my own instead.
but I don't want to be one of those people.
got a really good mark for an essay, which means i'm now sitting on a rough 70 overall. so as long as i can average at least 70 on every other piece of work for the rest of the year, including my dissertation, i can get a first. NO PRESSURE THEN
(this seems to be more common - people tend to do well on the thing they've chosen to write loads about). good luck guntrop.
than they had averaged up until then. Dragged mine up to a 1st too after having gotten, for example, a 47 in one third-year module and a bunch of (lol) 69s and lower. You can do it!
I got some really good marks during my last semester of uni, partly on the basis that I had the opportunity to write about things I was already really passionate about (I did an essay comparing Mulholland Dr. and A Wild Sheep Chase that I really enjoyed); and, to sound like a wanker, I opened my own mind more as a result of writing my dissertation (on post-modernist representations of the Second World War).
Best of luck! And remember the purpose of education is primarily to expand your knowledge, and not to put too much pressure on yourself and all that business.
my dissertation is the last thing I have to submit
NO SLEEP 'TIL APRIL
(I'm actually getting to take two whole days off next week. It's going to be brilliant.)
The documentation is always available somewhere in the university web pages, normally in a handbook of assessment regulations or something similarly worded. At my previous university, I was shocked at how few people knew how their degree classifications were calculated (mine was calculated as a 50/50 average of second and third year OR 33/66 split second and third year, and you get whichever one turns out higher). I haven't heard many other universities that work in the same way but it's worth checking it out and being totally clear on it nonetheless.
Equally, as to where boundaries lie. So at undergrad 68.5 would be rounded up to 69 which would be rounded up to a 70 overall. At Master's level (different university), falling within two points of a boundary (i.e. overall of 48, 58 or 68 would be rounded up to the next).
Love a good few academic regulations...
Mine is 25% third year, 75% fourth year and I think I got something like 68.4 last year. I got a 70-odd average in everything except one module, where I got a 61. Regional & Strategic Planning, I curse thee!
the essay in question was on the relationship between urban design and crime, i hated writing it and thought it was terrible, so the mark was a nice surprise. clearly drawing a link between Baron Hausmann's redevelopment of Paris and the police being consultees on housing estate design was worth doing...
I can't remember what my conclusion was, although I think I didn't like the implicit suspicion and profiling that it produced, especially when the police were heavily involved in design.
but how they both have a lot of shared ground as both revolve around the idea of the stranger being an interloper who must be managed in some way. Newman's ideas are just really tied into American individualism (odd as he was Canadian), I couldn't get hold of Defensible Space but I got one of his later books and he actually said in it that one that he'd devised his work to enable people to cheaply secure their own environments and not have to rely on government.
and acknowledged the limitations of his approach. Jeffery's CPTED work is a lot deeper, cross-disiplinary and has subsequently been the one that's been adopted and revised to suit changing theories. Or it was fifteen years ago, at any rate.
Interesting that you've drawn that distinction between them. The way I read it, I think a lot of Newman's ideas come from his experience of American cities in which the Projects were being built but the municipal authorities/governments weren't able to maintain them as functioning communities. America in the early-70s saw high levels of city debt and aferwards the oil crisis.
I took it that Jacobs saw the problem as being a paternalistic state breaking apart long-established communities, whereas Newman saw the problem as an inability of the state to do enough to overcome the poor designs through policing and employment.
If anything, Defensible Space fell out of favour with Architects because it was seen as too totalitarian: profiling and dividing people into desirables and undesirables, while also advocating 'hard' design that discouraged activity, especially the kinds of activity that make criminality unattractive.
idk, these days much of the squabbles seem to just be tinkering - like the ones about 'shared space'. In this country so much of what CPTED advocates was just smothered and then ignored by blanketing the entire country in CCTV.
i'm just trying to have some me time. gonna have a really horrific week starting tomorrow. mixture of job interview, working four nightshifts in a supermarket and getting dental treatment when i've had no sleep.
Currently at Penrith.
Trying to decide whether or not get a beer?!
Stay on the train
occasionally been feeling a bit rubbish; the relative directionlessness and all that, but I feel like my confidence is upping a bit.
so i can be geldof
the right choice will make it about a billion times funnier than it would've been otherwise
Dress them up as Adele.
this is going to be perfect
Taking the girlfriend to Rome in the morning. She's on her way round now. Haven't seen her in almost 4 weeks. Very excited.
Taking the girlfriend to Amsterdam in the morning. She's in the living room now. Haven't seen her in almost 4 minutes. Very excited.
i've never been to italy :(
not sure i could deal with winter if hot chocolate didn't exist
for my teacher training application so feeling quite pleased. got work tonight then observation at my old school tomorrow morning which is semi intense but all good. had a big old drama at work the last couple of days which would be tl:dr. short version is i got royally screwed over, then vindicated big time last night, which was nice.
looking forward to the weekend now, plan on finishing this statement (i want to apply by the end of next week) and getting some work done on a script i'm writing. fitting that in around the usual boozy festivities is always a little tough but feeling quite energetic right now so bd
my wrists and knees and ankles and ribs and stomach are all really bad though and i just managed to bash up my bad foot
swings and roundabouts
thinking about making some porridge and going to bed
bought a huge Kafka collection with all the stuff i haven't read in it, starting with the Castle
i had porridge yesterday
i didn't have any breakfast today
i need to remember to have breakfast tomorrow
working until 9pm tomorrow so I'm gonna go in a bit later than usual I reckon so I'm gonna stay up a bit later tonight yay