A whole different world
Two week in Manchester already. It is much more different than I originally expected. I thought I will be missing Greece but I am really happy that I proved myself wrong. The atmosphere here is spectacular. With all the freshers around I feel like 18 again :p.
The first week was like a 7-days party. Plenty of events around the University area ( and not only ), plus the big Erasmus party, made me understand that having fun in UK is exactly the opposite of what we call “party” in Greece. People here dancing everywhere, doing theme parties and they do NOT need huge amounts of alcohol to have fun. They have fun because they feel like it not because they are wasted. Anyway…
I also took a couple of Salsa (O_0) lessons. I would never thought I would do that. It was quite fun in the end I must say.
This week was the first week of semester. The courses are quite fair, but they are moving quite fast, so unless you want to study like crazy in the end, you need to start studying early enough. The university is quite amazing. The lectures are pretty cool, and the labs even better. I really enjoy it. They require many hours of self-studying but, hey, this is why I am here after all :-)
Gentoo-wise, I had to drop my activities in many areas like retiring myself from kernel and Qt. I will keep doing amd64 and QA/treecleaning work for as long as I am capable to. Furthermore I am about to join the recruiter area. This is actually good because I can recruit more and more people so I can slack more :-). I am kidding of course, but it is good to try and bring more and more motivated people to Gentooland.
You may see some photos here.