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Domo arigato, Mr. ProgSoc-o
January 22, 2009 at 12:08:17
Categories: meta Well, at least the previous post wasn't my last. But this one could be :P Before I continue on my voyage of self-indulgence, I would like to pass on a token of gratitude to the Programmers' Society of the University of Technology, Sydney (or 'ProgSoc' for short) for providing the facilities to allow my dream of having my own blog to become a reality, not because I'm obligated to do so (my membership's all paid up), but because I want to! So, er, thanks :) As implied in the previous paragraph, I am a member of the club. I joined relatively recently in October last year and only started to attend their regular weekly meetings in the dying days of December . I joined ProgSoc mainly because of my interest in computer programming. Perhaps I was in search of inspiration (what program  should I write next? etc.) I also joined simply to make friends. I will say this is a new experience for me, as I tend not to socialise or hang out with a group of people, which is why I have my doubts as to whether this whole thing is for me or not. In the short time I've spent in their company, I must say they are a peculiar bunch, with a president who thinks he's Neo from The Matrix, a vice-president whose behaviour can best be described thusly and a 'key-holder' who's keen on sharing some of his 'interesting' philosophies with all who are in ear shot, amongst others. On the surface, they appear to be the very antithesis of a society (if you've attended a meeting, you'll know what I mean). But you know what? I think I might grow to like their collective quirkiness (and vice versa). After all, I too have my own idiosyncrasies. ...nor has there been much in the way of organised activity. Maybe it's the summer time. Maybe it gets a bit more interesting when most people are back from their semester break. For now, I've decided to stay a little bit longer to see how things pan out. Tom Further reading:
My maiden post to the ProgSoc list  Admiral of alliteration, am I!  Speaking of idiosyncrasies, my spelling of the word 'program(me)' is inconsistent. I use the American spelling only when referring to computer programs, yet I use the British spelling for all other types of programmes. I don't know why I adhere to this convention. Might have something to do with the United States being a major centre of computer science-related research (yes, I refer to pop-up windows on a computer screen with a question or statement and one or more clickable buttons as a 'dialog box', for similar reasons). Last updated: November 23, 2009 at 16:01:33
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Tomislav "Tom" Bozic
a "recovering hikikomori"
and "Croatian mirepoix"
was born on
14th Iyyar 5744, or
27th Floréal CXCII
and spends most of his time within the
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metropolitan area. (the rest shall be revealed in due course...)
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