The lack of content here is degree-related: dissertation in full swing and numerous deadlines and exams popping up.
In fact it's pretty likely nothing will appear here until after exams or even after graduation (27th of June)
This post is just a random list of what's happened / happening recently:
I've started work on command-line based personal finance tracker dubbed 'treasury'. It's written in C++ (leveraging Boost) and uses an ultra-simple FS-based database. This is currently on the back-burner now that term has started at Durham, but will be resumed on and off in the meantime
As with the finance application, the puzzle game (which was recently reborn into HTML5) is also on the back-burner.
That's it really - just a run down of what I'm making at the moment. Hopefully next time blog gets updated it will be for linking and demos...
So, my internship at Data Interchange has just come to an end, and quite successfully I think too. Managed to get my project (integrating PDF output into their existing print routines) pretty much complete too, although it felt as though my implementation could have done with a tad more polish and testing - I don't really like leaving 99% complete projects with a bunch of caveats and limitations (which is irritatingly what I had to do).
Now it's the run up to the start of 3rd year, and the following are on the agenda:
Well, my internship at Data Interchange starts on Monday and I'm kind of stressed trying to sort out:
One good thing this week has been getting a 1st in my 2nd year though. Oh, and having crazy random late night pizzas (although it feels as though I've eaten enough junk food now to possibly kill myself several times over)
This week seems to have been Microsoft's not-invented-here week: First they announce an intentional fragmentation of GPGPU programming by creating an OpenCL competitor and now they're dishing out dirt at WebGL.
All I can say is that I'm back to disliking MS a lot. Things were looking up with the Windows 8 preview: They looked as though they would stop the childish reinventing of everything and actually compete based on quality with the same technologies as everyone else. Rather than trying to fragment platforms. But no. They've returned to their normal, idiotic selves. Every time things look up, they quickly swerve back into their age-old behaviour. This may not have hurt them yet, but it will. Each time they do this they alienate more and more developers, and it will come back to bite them. A platform without developers is a platform without software: a platform without software is dead.
So... wordpress is gone. And in its place an extremely simplistic blogging platform. Why did I give Wordpress the boot?
What have I actually replaced it with then?
Cool, huh? I think so, mainly because it was quite simple to cobble together, and hopefully means I'll actually update my blog more frequently. I've kept the database of the old wordpress install just in case I can salvage content from it, but for the time being this a fresh start.
Here's the roadmap for the blog:
That's all for now, but at least the site now has more than just a "Oh crud we've been attacked" message