UWI is F^%$ Retarded

February 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm (Rants, Stress, Stupidity, Technology, Trinidad) ()

Seriously, the University of the West Indies is full of shit.

Bored today I thought I’d throw in an application for a Master’s degree at UWI. The deadline is tomorrow. I don’t know what will happen between now and September, the start of the new academic year, I may change my mind, but I think its better to apply now to at least qualify, as changing your mind does not require an application.

I knew beforehand that the application as claimed by UWI is online-based, so no worries. They state this here :

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please note that The University of the West Indies has moved to ON-LINE APPLICATIONS and you will therefore be required to visit our website at http://www.sta.uwi.edu/postgrad where information on all programmes to be offered for the upcoming academic year and instructions on “How to Apply” are available.

Let me pause for a minute and share the Wikipedia definition of “online”.

Online – Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network; Available over the internet; Available on a computer system, even if not networked.

However upon completing the application form, I’m being told that I must send my referees a form which they must print out, complete, sign, put in a sealed envelope, which I must then collect, and bundle that along with other hard copy documents including a printout of the completed application form to be submitted by post or by hand to UWI

In other words UWI is fucking retarded. The application process is NOT ONLINE. Its like saying let me give you this book for free, but excuse me while I hold your wallet and take $5 out of it for no particular fucking reason. Needless to say I’m not making the deadline, and can only hope its accepted by next week. Assholes.

Permalink 5 Comments

End of the World?

September 30, 2008 at 5:24 am (Life, Misc, news, Politics, Stress) (, , , )

-778 points down on the Dow..

Worldwide all you can see is red on the stock markets….later today its going to get worse…I wish I had a million dollars right now because I would be able to multiply that at an astonishing rate within some months. As bad as it is now, it’s going to get better eventually. All we have to do now is take the risk and buy cheap, and wait it out. You can’t be in a boom forever.

Permalink 1 Comment

Finals are Over

May 10, 2008 at 7:01 am (Life, Stress, university, UWI) (, , , , , , , , , )

Yes. Finals are over. 90 Level II and Level III credits have been satisfied. No more group projects, mid-terms or final exams. After 20+ years, I’m finally completely done with school. I say this because anything postgrad I imagine would not be as bad, more complex, but certainly not subject to the rigors of undergraduate life. The gap is so wide that postgrad students usually teach undergrads.

What now? Well, I plan to do like the elderly at Retirement homes. My first impression of retirement homes was “Wow, why do they send their parents there? And What do they do? Just sit around and wait to die?”. Depressing, but in actuality thats what it is. So far I’ve planned to laze around and watch out the rest of  La Femme Nikita Seasons 2 and 3. In a way that can be classified as waiting to die as well, both literally and figuratively, as I still believe university life is one of its own that I am about to lose or lost already, and I’ve heard the saying that scientifically once you start living you start dying.

Oh well. Fact of the matter is, my exams are over. A massive weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Call me crazy but I can see colours brighter and I literally just feel better. Its amazing what stress can do to you. The feeling of relief, exhaustion, accomplishment and happiness is indeed a great one.

 

Permalink 1 Comment

Why is Everything in Trinidad Suddenly So Depressing?

April 5, 2008 at 5:32 am (Funny, Life, Misc, Politics, Rants, Stress, Trinidad) (, , )

I usually don’t like to read or link to the Trinidad Express because of its poorly designed website, but this was interesting, or rather, depressing. These are the stories for today, Saturday 5th April 2008 :

“A Routine Affair” – Minister of Consumer Affairs on looting
Apparently on Thursday two truck drivers got robbed on the Beetham Highway and their cargo of groceries (juice, milk and flour) was stolen.  When asked to comment, the Minister of Consumer Affairs said in essence, “wtf, dudes get robbed there all the time, what’s the big deal?”. This may be somewhat true, in a  in terms of the random times people inadvertently stop anywhere close to Beetham Gardens (the ghetto), but should he be saying that? Especially since I can’t remember from any of those incidents any trucks with groceries being robbed before? Are we really at this stage now? That the govt can tell us “walk it off” when certain crimes are committed?

“Issue not about laptops”, says Panday
The fucking jackass of a wish-he-was-a-revolutionary, red-beret-wearing, foolish, crazy opposition leader of the UNC by the name of Basdeo Panday is still talking about his “wrongful ejection” from the Parliament because he so innocently in the middle of a sitting whipped out a laptop and began doing who knows what on it. MPs or Ministers using laptops while in Parliament is a contentious issue, but the fact of the matter is laptops aren’t allowed in Trinidad’s Parliament. Why then is this idiot all over the news making a spectacle of himself, throwing fucking ridiculous red herrings about a “conspiracy” between the ruling party and the Speaker of the House when all he had to do was to abide by the rules, close the laptop and STFU? Should I come into an exam with a laptop, for some sort of ridiculous reason, and attempt to…omg the stupidity of these assholes…SUE THE UNIVERSITY (SPEAKER) when i’m kicked out?? Yet thousands of people in Couva vote for this man. Downright disgusting.

Rioting prisoners hurl faeces
I shit you not…

And then the combo of :

Murder..
Trini Soldier Gets Killed in Iraq..
Double Road Fataility..
Guy Dies While Watching Cricket..
A Soldier Lets Off a Stun Grenade in PoS..
More Price Increases..

 Wow. So death, inflation, explosions, govt nonchalance to crime, and hurling shit. Those are the stories of the day. Should the newspapers be renamed to “Migrate to Another Country…Because :”.

Its really sad. For months I’ve abstained from watching the local news because i was fedup of hearing about murders, but now i’m forced to to know if I should walk with a $10 bill or my Debit Card to purchase common groceries at the supermarket..

 

 

Permalink Leave a Comment

The Curse of Coursework

March 19, 2008 at 11:11 pm (Life, Stress, UWI) (, , , )

Unlike a mid-term exam, a coursework project is an ongoing curse that keeps you busy from the time the due date is announced. I haven’t seen morning in over 3 days, yet little progress is being made because I have 3 projects to do simultaneously, given the fact that they are all due around the same time. It raises the question, which is better? An exam for which you can cram the night before, go in, finish in 2 hours and be done with, or a project, with no studying, but a constant pain in the ass until it leaves your hand and into the lecturer’s? The answer I  think, neither. School on the whole just sucks. I much rather just have a 100% final. Times like these make me wish I could fast-forward through it all like Adam Sandler in Click..

Permalink Leave a Comment