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Summer

So that middle part of Summer has been a bit sucky. So we shall skip all that, don’t really want to go into it….

Now things are better!

I lost my mac for a week and a half, hard drive failed, followed by back for two hours, followed by hard drive fail.
In the end Clockwork (Leeds Apple Care), replaced the drive and the drive’s cable, and shes all good now!

I’m off to Moor Fest next week, I’m doing the lighting for the Green Room, with Chamsys and whatever fixtures I get given, learnt some useful things from their Chamsys Guide for that matter, (and I fixed up the tab box on the home page for them!) Nice bit of jQuery!

Made a shoutbox for Halo3Wheelmen its hosted on 360gaming.net so had to do a lot of fudging and built a mini phpBB api to get user/ban data out of the forum, its all built in jQuery and PHP, jQuery makes ajax stuff, and append/prepend so much easier than pure javascript.


Job wise I am still waiting to hear back from Firebox.com, but it looks like I shall be staying in Leeds for another year at least, being a Venue Tech, which should, with the new boss, hopefully lead to more external work, but I shall still be working as a freelance web developer. Tho there have been some interesting local jobs come up on the GeekUp jobs Board. (I need to start going to GeekUp again….)

In that vein I currently have a bit of work on building a Asset/Event Manager for LUU Events, details on that to follow, but as a project it keeps me out of trouble, since Google fell thru.

Hopefully I should be getting back into modding phpBB which is even easier now since they now use GitHub to host their repository, so I’m gonna have to get to grips with forks, and loading parent data into the child repo…. (If that makes sense).

So essentially things are busy, not perfect but good. Could be better could be worse…

Hopefully at some point I will get around to doing a Carlyon CMS release candidate, tho I am thinking I need to rip out my CSS boilerplate and thus the relevant core html template files, we shall see.

In other news, I now have completely new graphics for 360gaming [dot] net, I was approached and offered the services of O Sheep Dip, and now I have graphics! Woot!
360gaming.net now has a HogBall league tracker on top of the 1v1 challenger system, tho no one has tested it yet, and I only have the one team, people don’t seem interested…

Tho there is a BTBhub on the way, it was suggested to me that building a BTB league is the way to go, and now I have the core Bungie Code checker, and with the advent of Reach, its data API (POTATO!) and of course, its massive ForgeWorld, the future is bright for Halo and 360gaming.net, now all I need is to find more games with similar developer offerings, and getting myself access to the true Xbox API……

So that summarizes the later part of summer… O and Katie is now home.

Also checkout my tumbleblog

Catch you after Moor Fest, (which will be my first ever festival, I’ve never been to one, and now the first one I am going to is also going to be my first external lighting job….)

Off to watch Sherlock on BBC1

And Happy Birthday to Kayleigh (The GirlFriend) 🙂

Long Time Since I blogged

Again, its been a while. Things have been pretty busy.

Currently I just fixed the LSRfm.com Podcasts, they were downloading a minute or two of audio the PHP was dying, FAST CGI php5 was being ghey.

So after a quick chat with Dreamhost over live chat, my script now rather than munch the file, just passes it off to a http location, less of a memory muncher too.

SRAchart is its usual self, tho we did get a full house of Charts last week, (well near enough), Ellie Goulding and Owl City are dominating, and Glee Started Charting too.

(Yes I am a Glee Fan)

Handed in the Motion Graphics Brief.

So Uni Wise I just need to sit down and code code code, both for Project 2 (ala 360gaming.net enhancements), and start planning and researching what I need for project 2.

And start writing an essay for Futures and Strategies, fun times.

I’ve not had any spare time to play Halo, tho the Reach Beta has been announced! Hurrah!

Now I must get back to coding stuff for LSRfm.com fixed the Jukebox, now to do the music db, tho I do have a nice IRC bot sat in the new LSRfm.com Chatbox

Also <3 jQuery....

Its Midterm

Crikey its Mid Term in GSoC.

Such fun, apart from being massibly behind but have made a hell of a lot of progress recently.

In other news Bungie Day 2009 was good fun, they ran a 35 map playlist, Bungie vs. The World, all the maps being created by the community.

Anywho not mych else coming up soon, but back to work now.

life this week

So Xbox Live is currently down, which has borked a shed load of sites related, for example all gamertag data, and my output over at H3Wheelmen is stuck saying X is online in Y, even tho Xbox Live is down.

Its rumoured they are doing some of the Xbox Updates needed for Facebook/Last.fm/Twitter support, and of course the up coming Sky TV for the UK.

We shall see.

In other news The Big Surf Island is now out for download on Xbox Live for Burnout Paradise, will be playing that later.

Its living dead in this Weekends Double XP for Halo3.

The new scripts for 360gaming [dot] net are coming along.

And Finally in Week 4 of Google Summer of Code 2009, I have started my Project, well got PHP5.3RC3 installed and running, as Aptitude CMS needs Namespace Support. Apparently PHP5.3 is going stable in a couple of weeks so I am told.

However Life has been strange this week, I’ve had some odd dreams before waking up, which have been really off putting, but the nature of the dreams means I should keep it quiet.

Anywho I am off to Silverstone this weekend, to help a friend run one of the VIP tents for the British Grand Prix, so it should be good fun

Time to get back to work, so catch you on the flip side

Xbox 360 E3 2009

So there I was, checking my emails, in pops the usual Xbox 360 Newsletter, for once I decided to read it, “Tonight all will be revealed”

I got assailed with a “Are the Rumours True”, so I click thru and find Xbox.com will be broadcasting the Microsoft/Xbox 360 E3 Press conference LIVE! So F**k it tune in at 6:30pm BST.

Rock Band meh, Beatles on Stage ++

(I missed the Natal Stuff, but will check that out later via XboxLive Dashboard)

Tony Hawx and Forza 3, Tony Hawx new Controller, (its a Skateboard), Forza Motorosport 3 (full title), has a new set of amazing physics, as well as the ability to create Hi-Def films in game (Bungie stylee almost?).

Then comes the Whistle Whoosh sound, its Crackdown 2, about time they made a sequel, I don’t have 100% completion on Crackdown, but have finished the story, an epic game, looking forward to the sequel.

Then Splinter Cell (no), but does look good.

Then on stage comes Tom Statten, from Bungie….

As expected Halo ODST is shown, with working live demo, it looks EPIC, and not forgetting the return of the Halo1 Style Pistol!

Then, “we have been working on a super secet project”………

HALO REACH!!!

And then, we find out you get a Beta Multiplayer invite with Halo ODST!

EPIC.

At that point I had to go to work, running Fruity on a Monday, with S Club (3) and Sash, throughly enjoyed Sash! EPIC-NESS apologies to the Bar Staff however, I over strobed….

Anywho, so I get home, wack Burnout Paradise in (arrived yesterday), started downloading the update (their update system is different to other games, and twas nearly a Gig in size), so I thought I would just check the E3 panel on the dashboard, where I find Last.fm, Twitter, and Facebook are coming to Xbox360 (share achievements, pictures etc), as shown by the rather fine Felicia Day, of The Guild.

All that and SkyTV is coming to my Xbox.

Excuse me I need to go do some work now to pay for all these new things I has to buy…..