Shit happens…

On 31. Oktober 2011, in my flat, Party, QMU, Schottland, Technik, by Marc Iten

Yes, sometimes shit happens. But then… really hard.
Today I tried to log in to a online game.

And then the troubles started. They blocked my account. I did a quick phone call to know what happened. The guy from the support center said, there was a log in try from the United States. But that’s impossible, because I have never been to the USA. So, it was a hacking attack.
The first thing was to call my credit card center and to lock the card. Then I destroyed my card. Because I bought some stuff at ASDA online and I booked some flights with my credit card I have a little respect about this hacking attack.
Now my computer is working for the next few hours to find viruses and some stuff like that. The application has to check more than 500’000 files. That will take a little time. But what can I do during this time? I prefer not to go to the web, because of more attacks…
So, I’m writing this blog and upload it later.

But now to something completely different: tonight is Halloween. And we will go out. Alex, Scott and me like to go out to a Halloween-party. Let’s have some fun. I will take my camera with me, like this, we will have some nice pictures tomorrow.
So, have a nice evening and don’t get scared tonight.

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Nothing interesting

On 20. Oktober 2011, in QMU, Studies, by Marc Iten

Sorry, nothing happend during the last week. I didn’t go out. And also the rest is not so interesting. I don’t like to turn this blog into a food blog, because this is the only thing which changes every day. And of course, we cook every day fresh and delicious.


Today I’m in a lecture about Business-Level Strategy. And there I had the idea to take picture of our lecture hall. So here it is:

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And yes, there are more students, then on the picture. There should be around 200. But I think there are almost 120.
Perhaps I can write more after the next weekend. Conrad will go home to a family party. And I planmed to go out. Where I still don’t know.
So, that’s it for the moment.

Edit: there is a better picture of the lecture hall.

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Fire alarm and iOS 5

On 13. Oktober 2011, in QMU, Schottland, Studies, Technik, by Marc Iten

Today we had a fire alarm… A regular one. Normally we have one fire alarm once a week.

It’s set on wednesday at 01:15 p.m. and disturbs every week the lecture „Strategic Human Resource Management“. But today it is not wednesday and it did not happened at 01:15 p.m. Rather it is thursday and it happened around 11:50 a.m. during a „Managing Hospitality Enterprises“-lecture. So it was a regular one. But I am sure, it was a false alarm.
I took some pictures of it, but unfortunately they are not available any more. That is my fault… Shame on me!
That happens quite after. I was so enthusiastic to update my iPhone to the new iOS 5, that I forgot to save my files on the iMac. To be honest: I expected that all files will still be available on my mobile device after this update. But it seems not to be.
But, on the other hand, I am now a proud owner of iOS 5. And I am so happy with that. Some new features are not that interesting like I expected, but it’s even better than the old one. I just skyped my girlfriend to update her iPhone too. Because there are some features like iMessage or Apps like Find my Friends which are very cool. So I asked her to update hers too and to start communicating on the next level.

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Our team lost, but we won

On 13. Oktober 2011, in Freunde, QMU, Rugby, Schottland, by Marc Iten

Today (or now already: yesterday) our team played against Aberdeen. Just a small game for them, but a giant battle for Conrad and me. Our team played 10: 22 (or so) against Aberdeen. Of course we were not playing. We still have no experience. And to be honest: I’m quite happy, that I haven’t been on this battleground. It was very interesting to see, what‘ gooing on and to learn a lot again. But a hard game. Here just some impressions of it:

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Conrad and I are looking forward to our first „big game“. But until then, we have to learn and train a lot. And on first place are our studies.

Of course. Nothing else. 😉

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Conrad’s Birthday

On 2. Oktober 2011, in Anlässe, Schottland, Studies, by Marc Iten

Again… two day’s without a post from me…

Friday was Conrad’s birthday. Firstly we had a seminar for about two hours. After that we went to the sea for a BBQ. We were more or less all from SSTH.
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Conrad's Birthdaycake

It was a nice BBQ.

Lars bought some one-way-grill for £ 1.00, but the it is not the real BBQ-feeling. Magdalena brought a birthday cake for Conrad. So it was quite a good day at the beach, even if it was not warm enough to have a swim or something like that. And after all stuff had been loaded of sand.

After that we went home to the university, changed quickly and went to Edinburgh for some drinks and so.

We were there with David. It was a funny night. Until every pub was closed. Unfortunately.

But this day I had an other success. I got an unlock for my iPhone. Now I can use it with a UK-sim. For everybody who like to contact me by sms or phone: +44 (0) 74 2524 8307

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Musselburgh – Edinburgh – QMU – Musselburgh

On 26. September 2011, in QMU, Rugby, Schottland, by Marc Iten

Hello,

Today we woke up early. So for some of you it not will be early.

We woke up at 8 a.m. It’s the first time we woke up such early here in Scotland. Then we had our second lecture in Strategic Management.
After this one hour we went to Musselburgh. Conrad had to bring back his kilt. We just were in this shop and took the next bus to Edinburgh. There we had a sub at Subway and looked after a shop, who is unlocking iPhones. Unfortunately there were no shop like this. Actually there were some… but not for my iPhone, because it is too new (even when it is more than one year old). I like to use my iPhone here in UK like at home. But that’s not possible with this SIM-lock. So I decided to let unlock it regularly at the orange shop in Switzerland.
After this annoying experience we went back to QMU to prepare us for the next rugby-session. It was a hard training. We had our first lecture in full-contact-rugby. We tried to defend our line and the other group attacked us. It was really hard. After just ten minutes we were so tired, we already had a short break. Now my left hand hurts and Conrad’s knee is also a little hurting (someone stepped on it).
Now I’m so tired, I just like to watch a movie and go to bed then…
So then see you tomorrow.

(and no picture today… I’m sorry)

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First Seminar – nobody there

On 23. September 2011, in QMU, Studies, by Marc Iten

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Hey there,

Today we had ou first seminar. Unfortunatly there was nobody to teach us. Three indian guys, three swiss guys and one other were standing in front of the room, but nobody comes.

So, Conrad and me just decided to go shopping. We go now to Fort Kinnaird to buy some stuff like Rugby-shoes or an USB-hub.

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First lecture & some fun today

On 22. September 2011, in QMU, by Marc Iten

Hi @ all,

today we had our first, and our second lecture. They were a little bit hard for me. It’s a foreign language, I have really to concentrate me on the words and at the same time I have to take notes and so on. But I think it just can come better.

After the second lecture, I went to the gym, just for a little workout.

About one hour or so. Now I’m just getting some news from around the world. And with that, I found some really interesting things:

you will find more of them on EpicFail.com

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My first Rugby-experience

On 22. September 2011, in QMU, Rugby, by Marc Iten

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Hey guys,

It’s incredible, but yesterday I joined the QMU-Rugbyteam. It was so hard, but so funny, that I will get new Rugbyshoes and go to the Rugbyteam.
Yesterday it was just a little bit playing… Next monday it becomes harder. But still yesterday, Conrad and me got so tired, we went to bed very early. That’s also why I write today morning.


So, now I have to get up, because I have to go to a lecture (yes, I’m also studying here).

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Ceilidh

On 20. September 2011, in Anlässe, QMU, by Marc Iten

Hello,

I’m so sorry. It’s not easy to start from 0 to 100 within a few days. I still try to give you recently updates from my life here in Scotland. So today I start with our first event, where I took some pictures. I was a „Ceilidh“ night, with live-band and a lot of trivago.com people.

How people look in Scotland

Ok, guys… sorry about that, but today it’s not possible to upload any more pictures. I’m so sorry about that. I tried it several times… but nothing happend… just a technical problem.

ok, let’s try it tomorrow again.

So see you soon.

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