Chavez and war

Watched an amazing documentary about Chavez, the elected leader of Venezuela on Saturday. In April last year the opposition started a military assisted coup. The people weren’t happy at all so protested against it and Chavez was re-instated. There’s more info at this site. Absolutely fascinating.

It was also Patrick’s Day yesterday. Didn’t get up to much but thats mainly because I’m up to my neck in college work. This week is a real nightmare so I’ll be glad when its over. Not happy about the prospect of war in Iraq. Blair and Bush really don’t know what they’re getting into and I really think this war will backfire badly. ๐Ÿ™

Rag Week!

Rag Week kicked off this week in college with my team getting our arses kicked my many different teams. We’re not too happy that there was a pro side in it though who went on to win. It should have been the college people only. Anyway, twas great fun and yours truly made a couple of good saves (we won’t mention the rake of other goals). ๐Ÿ™‚

The rest of the week is looking good. Not gonna get involved in too much tomorrow cos I need to attend classes. Wednesday is pretty quiet too with the majority of people going on the Rag Trip to Athlone come Thursday. I’m working on a few CDs for it so we’ll see how they go down. Till next time…

Book Worm

Dropped into the library in college today to renew a book that they got from England for me. There were 2 other books waiting for me so I took them aswell. One of them seems very detailed so I’ll probably try and learn as much as I can from that. Also got chatting to the SU president about the Rag Week next week, looks like its going to be great craic.

Am up to my ass in course work at the moment with Distributed Systems, Strategic Management and E-Commerce all demanding a lot of my time over the next few days. Hopefully I’ll get through it all. That’s not to mention the fact that I have to speak to my editor about selling my ILM article to other newspapers. ๐Ÿ™ Maybe they’ll invent a new day….

Welcome to Jackass

Well, I saw Jackass: The Movie yesterday and have to say I thought it was brilliant. Some of the stunts were outrageous. Favourites include: rocket skates, golf buggies and golf air-horn. ๐Ÿ˜† I had to write up a review for the Voice and have to do the other piece about ILM tomorrow morning.

I rang California yesterday and got to talk to Rob Coleman, Lead Animator with ILM, so I was chuffed. We’re talking about maybe getting it syndicated to the Irish Times or the Irish Independent. I also have to learn all the material for DAPPS tomorrow so it’ll be a busy day. Later.

Tell Me Why..

…I don’t like Mondays. Well, mainly because I had an AI exam today. It didn’t go too badly and I think I did alright. Will just have to wait for the results. I also have another test on Thursday for Distributed Applications and I’ll put work in over the next few days covering that.

I have to go over to USI HQ tonight to phone Industrial Light and Magic the company behind the SFX for such films as Star Wars and Forrest Gump. I’ll be interviewing one of their artists for the magazine. Ryan, my editor, has got a ticket for Jackass today so I’ll probably head along to see that. Oh and before I go I better mention the site re-design for Sitepoint, one of my favourite sites. Step by their site and make sure to check out the forums.