Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yeah baby!

Back from Oktoberfest and found a lovely present sitting on my desk upon my return...no not the buxom blonde I was hoping for but rather the box from the university with my materials for this year. Now I can begin to study in earnest. The only piece of the puzzle which is missing is access to the course pages on the university's website. Hopefully this will come in a few days. As I wrote previously, enrollment this year was a fiasco so getting these materials so quickly helps to make up for it a bit. Oddly enough in the box was a book about land law, given that I am not taking land law this year I can only imagine that this is compensation for my pain and suffering. In any event, quite happy to have it and get rolling.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Denning stikes again...

Another good one from Denning which made me laugh, this time from Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd [1971]:

"None of those cases has any application to a ticket which is issued by an automatic machine. The customer pays his money and gets a ticket. He cannot refuse it. He cannot get his money back. He may protest to the machine, even swear at it. But it will remain unmoved."

Monday, September 5, 2011


Pure frustration! After waiting months to be able to reenroll and send money to my university, finally today they have access on their internet portal. The problem is that the system is so very poorly designed that I was unable to register for the courses which I need. To add insult to injury there is no way to go back and start again. Now I am at their not so tender mercy to try and enroll. I cannot imagine that a school which has been doing this for over 150 years with thousands of students every year could have such poor admin support.