It seems my lecturer for today has been taken ill or something, so the two seminars I had today (Phonetik & Phonologie and Grammatik, both lectures about “DaF” (Deutsch als Fremdsprache)) have been cancelled. Yay.
So what am I doing to pass the time? Well, when 13:30 rolls around I will stick my foot in Frau Gschnaidner’s door and get her to sign the forms that I will send back to Swansea so I can finally get my grant. After that I will carry on with what I was doing yesterday afternoon which is converting Milliways to using wchar_t internally using iconv(3) to convert from the local charset. Sounds dull but it’s something to do, and does all the people using the bbs account a favour, who since I hacked in half-arsed support for UTF-8 have been unable to see any messages containing any non-ASCII characters.
Apart from the above mentioned seminars I have picked one lecture on Roman history (very ancient, something like 250 BC) and the equivalents of three of the four courses I missed last year (networks, databases and Java, but not computability theory). I’ve not yet enrolled for them though, since (despite the Germans’ reputation for orderliness) there is no central enrolment system. Well, apparently there is one for WI (Wirtschaftsinformatik) but I haven’t figured out how to use it yet.
Annoyingly I caught a cold on the weekend, which fortunately recovered well enough for me to go to the lecture at 8:30 yesterday. Ugh. I had a lab for that module at the same time this morning but I couldn’t be bothered to go to it. Largely because I couldn’t find the room last time I tried to find it, and anyway it’s probably not on yet after just two lectures (the first one I missed because I was using an out of date lecture plan).