April 26, 2007

Prospective Student

Just got a phonecall.

My sweetheart and I have now been officially accepted as students at the University!

April 25, 2007

Intermediate application and test impressions

Yesterdays application-marathon was quite exhausting. Four hours for the test and afterwards 30 minutes for an assessment-style interview with two professors and one psychologist.

I personally think that I did quite well with the written test and also in the interview. They didn't manage to talk me into a stressing or defensive position although they tried.

My darling had difficulties with the technical parts of the written test but I think that this doesn't harm her because she did a very good application letter and performed quite well in the interview too. Both of these are also counted.

And since yesterday fewer people applied in our chosen course than seats were available I can't think of a reason why someone who applied for yesterdays date wouldn't get accepted.

We'll be informed by the final results probably by the end of this week but at latest until May 2nd.

April 23, 2007


Tomorrow is the important day. My sweetheart and I have to take the ordering test at the FH Joanneum, an university of applied science.

I've been cool so far but today I feel a bit of uneasiness creeping up. Well, understandable because it's a test which will affect great parts of our future and decides if we're allowed to attend the university for the next five years or not.

Our chosen course, "Software Design", lasts six semesters and equips us with the degree "Bachelor" (BSc) and allows us to complement our education afterwards with the master degree programme "Advanced Security Engineering" which we will finish as "Master of Science" (MSc).

Since these are courses which run independend from our work, we'll have to take them in our personal time. Notably Thursday evenings, Friday afternoon and evenings and Saturday all-day. For the next five years...

So you see, we're trying to load as much stress on our shoulders as we can :)

April 17, 2007

Wii games pickup list

Just to write down a quick list of games I'd really like to acquire so that I don't forget it until they are available.

  • High Possibility

    • Mortal Kombat Armageddon
    • Metroid Prime Corruption
    • Super Paper Mario
    • Super Mario Galaxy
    • Zelda - Ocarina of Time (VC, incl. Classic Controller)
  • Low Possibility

    • Godfather: Blackhand Edition
  • No Possibility

    • The Rest (until a review or tryout changes my mind ;) )

April 16, 2007

Another end of a quest

Last weekend another journey found its end. On Saturday I finally finished Zelda: Twilight Princess. Yes, I know that it's been almost four months since I started to play it but the 72 hours of puzzling I needed to complete mean almost 45 minutes per day.

Final thoughts after the game are that in the whole it was a quite enjoyable experience and that it was worth every single second. Brought back sweet memories from my times with Zelda on the NES, SNES and GameBoy.

Now I'll take my last savepoint and try to solve the remaining mini-quests and puzzles which are still lying around all over Hyrule.


For a Zelda veteran most of the fights and puzzles were not too hard although some of them have kept me quite busy for some time.

  • In the Forest Temple, quite at the beginning it took me some time to find out that I have to throw the "living bombs" to blow up a rock which blocked the entry to a necessary room. Dunno why I didn't get the grasp of how to throw the bomb instantly...
  • Ganondorfs second form (the monster) was easy at first but then I didn't get Midnas hint to morph into wolf-shape and beat him down through grabbing him like goats or Gorons.
  • The hard-to-see switch crystal at the bottom of the right wing in the City In The Sky escaped my eyes very well...

These are the only hard obstacles which kept in my mind till the end.

And just for my personal reference, if I ever think I can read it without spoiling much:

April 13, 2007

Stargate SG-1 completed

Over at the Stargate Blog the latest entry tells that the Stargate SG-1 series doesn't continue after its 10th season. A little bit of research brought up that SG-1 has already been cancelled last August according to this news-item on GateWorld.

But this ending of SG-1 brings us not only sadness but also two final feature movies (on DVD, targetted by Fall this year) called "Stargate - The Ark Of Truth" and "Stargate - Continuum" as well as a third entry in the Stargate series franchise: Stargate Universe.

So there's new hope for new galaxy-wide entertainment, let's hope that it works out better than "Enterprise" did for Star Trek.