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York

  • Steps: endless.
  • City: miles away.
  • University: full of ducks.

What's the least romantic activity possible to take part in on Valentine's Day? What? Maths homework? Okay. Good job nobody was doing that, then. Oh wait.

Went to York Uni today. Since it's the second place I've been to I probably won't be able to judge it on its own, but that's kind of the point as I'm aiming to make decisions in the end.

The interview was a bit harder than Manchester, but they seemed reasonably satisfied with my vague answers. The York campus is out of the city, which is a mixed blessing - it's a nicer-looking area, but feels a bit cut off from reality (not that that's always a bad thing). There seemed to be a bit more of a focus on lower-level/hardware stuff, and I lost count of the number of times I heard the term "embedded systems".

Other random notes about York? Erm... bars on campus, with large print signs telling you where they are, good idea. Accommodation about 2 minutes' walk from lectures, I think even I could manage to be on time. Safari on Windows Vista is an abomination. Not the university to go to if you don't like ducks.

Got a couple of other things to write about, but I need to get some sleep. In summary: the world is magic.

⇐25 Feb 2008 - Hull / 14 Feb 2008 - Manchester⇒

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Yeah but could you program a thing to split plastic and metal ball things? COULD YOU?! / Comment from Gill on 17 Feb 2008 at 11:58.

Yes, that's the exact demo they showed us. / Comment from Robert Marshall / [Admin] on 17 Feb 2008 at 13:56.

Id never have guessed ;D / Comment from Gill on 17 Feb 2008 at 20:18.

Sure.
(Though why they don't just use a simple magnet is beyond me.) / Comment from Robert Marshall / [Admin] on 18 Feb 2008 at 02:30.

A word from the wise: look before you leap
A word from me: i know a few people at York uni, the general concensus is that its a great place to visit but a rather lacklustre place to live (since its essentially a village with a city charter) / Comment from Glen Mailer on 24 Feb 2008 at 19:42.

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tH