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GSoC 2010 – WordPress Bug Tracker

As part of my Google Summer of Code 2010 project with WordPress, I’m keeping a blog over there as well!

http://gsoc2010.wordpress.com/

My first post a quick introduction is over at http://gsoc2010.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/barry-carlyon-introduction/

Feedback welcome!

The End of an Era

So, as of this moment of writing I am sat playing the Halo Reach Beta, got the LSRfm.com Office Remote Control Camera on the go (it has night vision tooooo) and Portal for Mac downloading on Steam for Mac….

Oh and I am a total of 3000 words away from the end of my degree, have today presented my project of 360gaming [dot] net post the basic video phase….

So the end is nigh for my university career…

What next?

Freelance Web Development,
Proper Job Web Development,
Freelance Events Teching,
Lighting and AV

Who knows the future is bright, but defo not Orange…. 😛

Halo Reach First Impressions

So first impressions, not too bad, I’ve not played enough to make a full analysis, but initially it looks and plays quite good.

Tho when I first got in the tank it got quite a lot of getting used to, as it drives a lot different.

Also the default control method is quite a bitch to get used to initially.

I spend most of my time using the Jetpack addon, tho enjoy the use of the invisibility, and running has its uses. Invisibility also messes up everyones radars too.
Tho I am yet to see the use of the lockdown, seems a bit vulnerable…I’ve mashed down enough opponents who have just come out of it….

So to more playing in the morrow. I’ll write a full review soon, just waiting for the other playlists to unlock!

In other news, I applied a patch to 360gaming [dot] net to allow captured and generate a flash video from a reach render (Halo 3 render already supported :-P)

Live at Leeds 2010

Live at Leeds, is an event celebrating Music, that comes from or is based in Leeds, so as many bands and Leeds venues as possible get involved, from The Met to the Elbow Rooms, and the Cockpit to the Nation of Shopkeepers.

Live at Leeds has a diverse range of bands which often finds people travelling from one side of leeds to another to see specific bands or is some cases, picking a handful of venues and seeing most of the bands, (Leeds Uni is obviously easy since three venues in a small area, with the met just down the road too).

And this year Leeds Uni is offering up its three venues, Mine, Stylus and the Refectory, to the Bands of Leeds.

I’m currently sat in Stylus with Holy State on stage, having just had a break post doing the lighting for Lightspeed Champion. Quite good fun! Will be lighting Loops Haunt next, which from the technical specs sounds like an interesting Synth based DJ, since he brings his own laptop and just needs a pair of stereo audio channels from us.

Stylus is also hosting the Aftershow party which is good for the Union, and hopefully good for Live at Leeds too this year!

Time to go… 🙂