So, this is all looking good; my only worry is that it might be too easy, i.e. the qualification might not count for much. But I'm not too stressed about that. It's an interesting situation - although I enjoy the learning, my main goal here is to get the qualification, to prove my ability. Kind of like a driving test as opposed to driving lessons. On the social front, I've started recognising a few faces now (other MSc students), and I've subsequently forgotten most of their names, so that's upholding the standard fresher's week traditions :)
After that, had a distress call from PMSI (the company I used to work for) in the afternoon - they lasted 3 weeks after I left before they called me, which is vaguely impressive ;) Several people have suggested that this is a good time to discuss consultancy rates... However, they still owe me my final month's salary (+ bonus), so I'll keep them happy until the cheque arrives.
In the evening, went out to dinner with a bunch of people from ICSF, which was fun. Had a very odd conversation about creating a rubber band ball that would compress so far you'd get a black hole in the middle. My Durham friends may remember similar themed discussions from G house :)
Had a fairly quiet day today. Went off to a pet shop and bought a cat basket, then stocked up on Whiskas pouches at the supermarket. Cruiser is still retreating whenever I come near, but he's eating the food, and I heard him meow for the first time today. Then been watching the "Firefly" pilots, which I enjoyed. It does basically seem to be a western with space ships, but that's ok - I'm happy to watch a decent western/adventure series, so it doesn't bother me if it's not strictly science fiction.
Tomorrow, I shall attempt to reduce some of the stacks in my room...