It’s been a while – exams and schoolwork have taken their toll, and it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on this blog. So, instead of doing lots of posts about small topics, I’d do a round up post of various different things.
The next versions of Microsoft’s main operating systems – Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 – are coming very soon, with so many changes that I can’t cover them here. Check out the Windows Team blog, The Verge etc. for more information. The public preview is shipping one week today (June 26), and will be available, free via the Windows Store, to all existing 8/RT users. The final version, shipping later this year, will also be free to the same customers.
Matt Smith is leaving this Christmas! John Hurt is playing an as-yet-unknown (spoiler: it’s likely the ninth) incarnation of the Doctor! And series 8, with the 12th Doctor and Clara, is rumoured to start in the Autumn of next year with only 12 episodes. What’s wrong with the good old 13 episode series that started in April and ended in June, with no long breaks? The random scheduling is getting annoying.
iOS 7 looks reasonable, except for the icons. Luther returns soon. Sherlock may or may not be broadcast later this year or next year.
“Exams are over! Life begins…” (Pramface, series one episode one). Not quite. They’re technically over until November, but there’s lots of coursework and many internal ‘important’ exams to be done very soon. Plus, there are essays to be written and normal homework to be completed. It’ll only be over when school finishes for the summer… and the homework set for the holidays is out of the way. It could be worse. On the plus side, my GCSE ICT course has been completed a year early (AS time now), and a lawyer seems a potential career path. If you’re interested, my current A level selection is as follows:
- English language OR Business Studies (both are good)
- English literature
So, that’s the post. I hope that there will be more content on this blog regularly, but I’ll have to see. Thanks for reading!