Had some guy calling me about working for NetApp yesterday. We'll see how that goes.I have to say, this minor business with Northumbria is as absolutely nothing to what I went through with St-Andrews. That could be the subject of a book.Time-and-again I've observed that higher education in many areas is completely divorced from the realities of life and completely morally bankrupt, quite frankly. Even my housemate who took Chemistry (and French in his sub-honours years) had unbelievable experiences in the Science Faculty.The computer science school on the other hand was brilliant there.Northumbria has worked-out pretty well up until this point.I think this expansion in University numbers, the clear, artificial simplification of A-levels and the increases in fees has just played right into the Universities' hands and provoked a complete feeding frenzy at the prospect of funds.I mean, in no possible reality should it cost £9,000 per-head, per-annnum to run a humanities course. It's a complete scam and because of that, in the interests of value-for-money, if I were starting my degree now I either wouldn't bother or I would take a sciences course, in which case and that would mean one less German and French-speaking graduate, which is a commodity that is in very short supply.Last night I started writing my own bloggy-thing for my site. I'm a bit tired of Cutenews because it stores all the data in separate files, not a database. So, it's a bit messy. The rest of the program is great and if they were to release a version that used databases instead, that would be pretty ideal.Anyway, I'm writing a custom job. I also was going back before the exams and digging up all the 'old news' with the wayback machine etc ... and I compiled a single document with the whole history of the game (albeit with a few gaps that I couldn't fill).I've got my little blog-thing adding new stories to the database. That function is totally integrated, visually and logically, into the site.The easy, next part is to write a script to display the stories, which is much simpler.
Dream big and bold and daring.