||[Sep. 15th, 2005|06:10 pm]
I feel like Hermione Granger - I've just signed up for 3 optional subjects instead of 2. I'm taking Networks, AI and Graphics.
I was told by two main people in the department - sorry I mean school - that it was OK, but when it actually came to delivering my form to the faculty - I mean college/course/programme - office Kieran, the beligerant fucker told me that I couldn't do it. Actually no, he told me that he wasn't allowed rgister me for 11 subjects, just 10. Gah. I mean, if I was dropping a module I'd understand the hassle, but less so with asking to do MORE work. At any rate, I'm to leave it with him and he'd get in contact.
Thing is, 2 years ago I faced him down when he told me I wasn't allowed take Honours Maths as a Denominated Entry student. The department said I could, and they backed me on this. This time around, I've checked with them first, and so I don't doubt I'll be doing this.
Of course, that means that when exam time comes around I have nobody to blame but myself. But that's another story.
And I shall return to trying to install xmms with mp3 support on these CS linux machines. They've made it difficult for us this time around, but I'll get there. They've apparently not installed the relavent libraries I need to compile xmms with. So I ssh into the CS server and compile it there. First time I did it, I didn't statically compile it. So that meant I had problems running it. This time I statically compiled it but it couldn't find the plugins. Now I think I've struck a balance. We'll see.