IN A WORLD where writing editorials is like really hard and I never know what to write about, a glitch came around on Wednesday to save my sorry donkey sat there wondering what to complain about this week. The glitch disabled a number of student accounts, making it not only impossible to log into any computer on the Kouvola and Kotka campuses but also disabled access to OneDrive, student emails, Moodle… you get the idea. Apparently they had to be enabled manually by IT(??) but you had to go to the Student Affairs Office, write them an email, send a pigeon or summon a demon willing to help out. I wonder how many people haven’t even noticed that something was off, that their accounts may no longer be accessible?
While I was staring at the blank space before me something else came to mind: Have you ever seen those knights fighting snails illustrations on medieval scripts. Turns out there wasn’t a huge invasion of alien snails in medieval times, disappointing, I know, but it was ancient scholars idea of meme. The scholars were the only ones who could read and write at the time and decided to drag the Lombards by drawing them as cowardly snails on the white spaces of the script pages as that was the only area available for them to get creative and make a statement about what they thought about the scripts they had to copy in the days before Xerox.
More interesting facts in this issue of Insider include a profile about Sara Czabai, the results of the poll conducted two weeks ago by Seti, Suvi’s sassy recipe, an introduction into academic writing and a guest article by Mai Lan Le about the Humans of Xamk as well as the usual reviews.