Tom Lachecki

(Tomalak Geret'kal)

Accommodation Nightmares

Another term, another accommodation nightmare at the University of Nottingham.

Trial By Proxy

I explore the foibles of DNS lookups with proxy servers in Firefox 3, and try to determine why they cause my browser to hang intermittently.

Second Invite

Letter from the University of Nottingham's department of "External Relations and Communications" I received in the post this morning…

Leaving Democracy Behind Us

I'm not going to be here next year, so none of the new Exec's policies will affect me. Is it right for me to vote?

Female Drivers Needed

Sometimes it seems that every other week there's a new invitation going around the University mailing lists, offering female drivers the chance to earn money by sitting in the Mixed Reality Lab's fake car for a few hours. I guess the psychologists want to see how women drive under certain conditions, or perhaps they're researching the well-known fact that men are better drivers.

Eight Hundred Grand to Aspire

As the University of Nottingham's new campus project continues to push on, at least a part of it has become more high-profile. BBC News is reporting that "Aspire" — the planned steel girder sculpture on the Jubilee expansion — will be 60 metres tall, making it "Britain's tallest free-standing work of public art".

Windows Is Brilliant

Microsoft are once again in the midst of a scandal involving their self-awarded right to access their customers' PCs without permission.

How To Out-Earn The PM

In spite of staff strife and whilst Nottingham Hospitality struggles with various unpopular cost-cutting plans for student food, the Vice Chancellors have been awarded a 7.9% pay increase ostensibly for no reason whatsoever.

404: University of Nottingham Not Found

This article is directed towards Information Services at the University of Nottingham, as a partial follow-up to their ongoing dialogue with representatives of the student body.

Modern Inquisition

Next up in my series about discrimination, religion and all that tricky stuff, a (Christian) friend of mine recently discovered a Christian-bashing Facebook group and, naturally, took particular offence to it. This is such a common argument that I simply must add my tuppence to the pot.

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