As you’ve no doubt noticed, I haven’t posted on this blog in over two weeks: in this age of e-mail, instant messaging and text messages, this would probably mean I’d died – or worse, lost my internet connection. I have, however, reached the milestone of my 21st birthday (on February 19th) with much partying, a fair amount of drinking and the odd thought of “But I haven’t even invented a massively popular blogging system used by millions”.
Due to this abnormally long period of silence, I feel some kind of explanation is probably due. Why have I remained silent for quite so long? In a word, work. You see, Cambridge isn’t the most easy-going of universities at the best of times, and I have recently discovered that in the penultimate term of the final year, with a project to finish and revision to worry about on top of the usual complement of lectures and supervisions, not a huge amount of time is left over for other pursuits.
The good news is that my term finishes in less than a fortnight, so I should be able to get back to a slightly more regular blogging schedule. In the meantime, I leave you with the news that the slides for one of my lecture courses (a series of five lectures on the architectures of various peer-to-peer systems) are written entirely in Comic Sans. I fully plan on staging some form of protest.