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Posts Tagged ‘University’


Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Hard to believe it’s already the year 2008. I wanted to write some news earlier but haven’t had the time to. :(

I started my internship in August as a software developer/tester with Cognethos and have been flat out with work ever since. At the end of January I will have completed my internship but having proved myself worth keeping I have been offered a position to continue working there. :)

I absolutely love working at Cognethos so I accepted the position. My time wasn’t wasted with trivial tasks. I work on real projects for customers and do my best to keep everyone happy. Right now I’m involved in a project worth millions of dollars. This has to be one of the most interesting projects that I have worked on. A system is being developed which involves a number of organisations and everyone is working on different tasks simultaneously and in the end things are supposed to come together and just work. I found it extremely interesting writing hundreds of lines of code that didn’t even compile because I did not have other parts, which I was waiting for someone else to complete. At the end it just worked. I can’t describe the satisfaction I got when I saw it working. hehe

I go back to university at the end of February, don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing :p

One thing is certain; UTS administration isn’t making it easy for me. I’m trying to swap some subjects but apparently it will take weeks before its processed because they have a large number of these requests to get through. This is all nice and good but doesn’t really help me if the registration closing date is just around the corner. :(

On the social side of things, I have started going out with Vanessa and spending as much time with her as I can. She also goes to UNI and works in IT, which makes things easier for us since we are on the same wave length :)

Being summer in Australia we spend a lot of time at different beaches in and outside of Sydney. It’s refreshing to escape the city, relax and just enjoy yourself :)

I could go on and on about my life and the last 6 months but I should stop here. hehe

I think it’s safe to say that this year will end even faster than last year. :( Now I have to juggle work, uni, soccer, gym and my social life in general.

End of semester

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I have been doing UNI work flat out that I haven’t had time to update the site.

The semester is finally over but I still have exams and a major project to complete. Once that is over at the end of the month expect another update from me :)

I need to complete my internship so I have applied for a few places. Fingers crossed I get one of the jobs.

If anyone is wondering how football is going, I can tell you that we are 1st on the table.

On the weekend friends and I went bowling which was fun, it always is. After playing three games we went to the city for dinner. I got myself Chicken Laksa and it was the best Chicken Laksa I ever had :D

I have also made a new Website (CyberTone Systems) which you can find in the portfolio > web section.

Well, this has been a small update brought to you by Beno. Now back to my exam study, wish me luck.

Keeping busy

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

It seems that my life revolves around UNI work :(

I have so much work to get done in a short period, everything is just full on. So I haven’t had the time to write anything new in here. I spent the night last Monday at UNI finishing of a lab for Embedded Systems. In case you are wandering what the lab was about – I had to write some low level C to write/read from an EEPROM.

I should mention that football is going well; we had our first game for the season a week ago and won 3:2 :)

If you take a look at the guestbook you’ll see that an old friend from Germany found me through Google, it’s been nice catching up with him. I haven’t spoken to him in over 8 years and was surprised to hear he moved to the USA a few years ago.

Back to UNI

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

UNI started two weeks ago and there’s already a lot of work to be done but on the bright side some of it is very interesting.

In a subject called Embedded Systems our project is to develop a simple operating system for a Motorola chip using C.

I’m also doing Software Architecture this semester, don’t think I’ll enjoy this much hehe
but let’s see how things go.

The third subject being done this semester is Database Fundamentals, an easy subject :)

I should also mention that Google has indexed my web site :)