Monday, November 14, 2005

The End of All Things

It's in. It's done, quest complete.

I've just submitted my final thesis draft. Cue dramatic montage involving volcanos, towers exploding and mass-armies of algorithms triumphing over dark ignorant orc-types.

I'm glad to be with you, here at the end of all things.

10 comments:

steve said...

I hope that link isn't your actual final, final, definitive draft? Because after all my hard work proofreading your Intro and Conclusion, you don't seem to have sorted out the numerous errors of grammar, punctuation, and typography that I helpfully pointed out. It makes this English student squirm, I tells ya! ;)

Stuart Kerrigan said...

Eh? Was just mostly a bunch of commas and a few typos I thought.

steve said...

Aye, I'm exaggerating to wind you up - there was only one or two proper blips...but you ain't fixed them! That's my point.

Stuart Kerrigan said...

I figured the commas weren't a major point to fail me on. The typos on the other hand I flambaed.

steve said...

Well, I pointed out what I thought was a missing "of" on page 25 (page 3 of the intro), but that hasn't been remedied!

"Fig 1.1: Two synthetic views simulating an extreme amount wear over time" - shouldn't there be an 'of' between 'amount' and 'wear'?

They'll be conferring the degree of Doctor of Philosophy upon you, when your external examiner will come charging up the aisle of the Caird Hall screaming "Hold everything! This buffoon has omitted an 'of'! Even when informed of it by a canny English student, he decided to keep the error in! He is not worthy to call himself Doctor!", etc, etc. ;-)

mare said...

'bunch of commas'?

'BUNCH OF COMMAS'?!?!?!

I'll have you know kids FAIL Higher English for comma splicing thse days young man.

steve said...

Mary, you may want to sit down before reading the following... he also split an infinitive and ended a sentence with a preposition.

Not only that, but he has also favoured the American convention of ending words with "-ized" rather than "-ised" throughout the thesis.

Have a stiff brandy, or a hot sweet tea, Mary - I can sense that you've gone quite pale, and are feeling a little weak. Just keep telling yourself that it'll be okay. It'll be okay.

;-)

Stuart Kerrigan said...

Eenuff aboot mah speelling abylyties taht es.

mare said...

*collapses with a thud*

Stuart Kerrigan said...

Aye haff fownd yoor weeknes!