Sensational Dissertation and J2ME

First update batch, this one will be about Sensation and how school turned out.

Sensation 2009 I went alone to Amsterdam. As the years before I only stayed one night. Before going to sensation I had a burger with Steven and two of his friends at some place I don’t remember the name of. Two quite nice girls but haven’t met them since so haven’t really got much to tell about them. At sensation Annie was not with me as we didn’t become a couple until May. By then all Sensation tickets was sold out. At Sensation I met two local girls and a few guys from Argentina. The girls had purchased a Hello Kitty balloon before going to Sensation and had it with them inside, so they were dead easy to find. I don’t quite remember what drug it was that made them feel bad, but the GHB they got later saved the night at least. I personally stayed away from all drugs. Day after I had another burger with Steven, now at the restaurant which I had been two both the years before. They make a really nice cheeseburger. I headed home in some point in time, don’t really remember.

Sensation Amsterdam 2010
Sensation Amsterdam 2010

In the fall, last of October I think, it was time for Sensation again. This time in Copenhagen. This time it was me, Annie and grabs (friend in Malmö). Two of grabs friends were also going to join us at Sensation. Sensation itself was so, so. It’s never as good in Copenhagen as the Parken is quite a lot smaller than the Amsterdam Arena. It’s of course the same theme, wicked wonderland this year, all over the world each year, so I had already seen it once in Amsterdam. Unfortunately we never found grabs friends so we spent the evening as one couple and one friend, which is not the optimal mix of people when being at a party. At least if the friend is not looking for something to become a couple with.

Redwood in Amsterdam
Redwood in Amsterdam

This year I and Annie went down to Amsterdam and stayed for five nights. Went to the last Sensation for me as I really think they are loosing the Sensation feeling. It have become to much a matter of money and no longer a matter of spirit. We had a very nice stay in Amsterdam though with terrific weather. Visited the national museum, Van Gogh museum, diamond museum, took Annie to the purses and handbags museum (low ration males). We also went to Madame Tussauds and to the Amsterdam Botanical garden. Of all the places I liked the Botanical garden the best, especially their very nice redwood tree. I’ll write a longer post about this when I’m back home in Sweden and can attach some pictures that Annie took.

So over to school then. My dissertation went fine, got a C on it if I recall correctly, which I am totally satisfied with. I have now gotten my degree and I have only spoken with the partner once since we finished writing it, happened to run into her at the bus station. I have started to get over that part though and have mailed her a few times when she wanted to get in contact to get my as a reference for her job application as we wrote the dissertation together. But overall I’m happy to be done with that part of my life.

I got in on the Java for mobile devices course that was last summer. I attended class a grand total of two times. The first time was when we were to show the professor our project that we had made during the summer. I hadn’t put very much effort into this project and got a D, which I’m so very fine with. The second time I attended was for the exam, which I nailed with an all correct. So summer working with something and having a course about it at the same time is winning combination. Out of  the 200 study hours the course was, I might have spent around 40 on it.

Falsification

Falsification is the process in science of proving that a theory is incorrect by providing empirical proof that contradicts the theory. This Monday, I falsified my previous post! I yet again spent the evening with the same nice lady but this time there were no bad aftermaths. After I left her place, I sort of expected them, but as time passed I got more and more relieved when they didn’t show up. So I guess I’m left with the unknown reason for feeling like crap from time to time. I’m starting to get really fond of the blue sweatered girl, she’s nice to talk with, has a good sense of humour even if she does not always keep up with what I find interesting and thus funny. Being with her also feels quite demand free, which is really nice.

Today, I went to visit the law, which I probably not have written about in quite some time. She’s been busy, I’ve been busy and thus we have not had the time to meet up much lately. Today was kind of a disappointment. It felt very stale and uninteresting in general, and it does not seem we have that much in common to talk about. Her main interest seems to tell me about her life and especially the things that are a bit weirder, as if she’s seeking approval for still being accepted as normal or something.

Today was also the day the final assignment in the current course was to be handed in. The final lesson in the course is on Tuesday, a 1 hour seminar in smaller groups. As I have behaved well previously on the course, I only need 21 of the 70 points on this final assignment to pass the course. So I feel quite safe that I can put another course behind me, something that feels really good. Unfortunately, this does not mean it’s time for a bit of rest. The bachelor dissertation needs writing and looking at the schedule for the checkpoints and final seminar for it today, I got a bit worried about the time we have for it and getting all the pieces together. The next step for us to do is to decide what we really want to do and formulate a good problem around this. I think we quite agree about where our interest lies, but it needs to fit together with the schools demands as well. I see the most important part as getting a proper structure for working with it though, and I think the best way to get there is to start with proper 40 hours weeks at the office we were promised at the company where we’re conducting the research.

Tomorrow (today) I’m going to purchase a ticket to Sensation the 3:rd of July, so if you fancy meeting me, I’ll be there. It seems like I’m going alone this year. Last year I went with the law, which had both benefits and drawbacks. It’s nice to go with someone, but at the same time you don’t get to meet as much new people, which I really did the first time around when I went alone. Another drawback is also that you get bound to whoever you’re going with, if they’re not in the same mood as you about dancing and relaxing periods, it gets a bit annoying to have to adapt a bit. I had really nice company at Sensation in Copenhagen in November, unfortunately he can’t really afford a trip to Amsterdam this summer. Ticket release tomorrow is at 10:00, so I intend to get up at around 9:30 and fix some breakfast as I know by experience that it can take 1½ hour or more to actually be able to book a ticket.