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ooooh a JPG, #GSoC2010 for the Visually Oriented

So there I was doing nothing constructive, watching some South Park. Then checking the new LSRfm.com Ustream feed, found the jukebox had failed over, bloody Flash leaking like a whore. So went to remote into my Laptop which is running everything whilst we are offline for Easter. It works thru a high numbered port for VNC access, the only problem is the port is open on my firewall, but not on the University Firewall, only taken me a day and a half to realise this.

So fixed that, and went to IRC to loiter for a bit, and some in the #GSoC channel, did a !timeline, which makes the bot output links to the timeline. Someone has made (in the last few days) a nice Graphical Timeline: I was ooooh a JPG!

Click for the Full version!

This should be how my summer goes, if I get accepted 🙂

Post #SRAcon

So its post #SRAcon now, it was a good conference, nice to catch up with people, had some fun with the Flickr wall, but banned from the Twitter wall, no fun to be had their.

Learnt some things and came up with some ideas for the coming year.

In other news, didn’t get appointed as Web or Chart, so that sucks.

Anyway this week is GSoC application time, so getting on with that as well as general coursework. And loosely job hunting….

Should hear about Glastonbury Radio Station soon too…..

Google Summer of Code 2010


So, Google Summer of Code 2010 is nearly upon us, the mentoring organisation application period is now open!

Initially been looking at projects I have been involved with before, work on now, or do at the moment, or similar parent orgs.

I’m sad to say that AptitudeCMS, my project last year, is now no more. But its parent org Geeklog is still with us, (AptitudeCMS was supposed to be GeekLog 2).

Geeklog is a PHP CMS, and my main thoughts for going for Geeklog this year is, due to being involved with Aptitude last year, and some of the possible project ideas look interesting and I have some knowledge and expertise on, given that it is a PHP CMS, and they tend to run in to similar problems.

So, just waiting to see which organisations get accepted this year, to fully decide on a project to go for this year. As well as work around my finals for my degree.

So time to break out the Green Tea!

See you in #gsoc on Freenode

General Update

Yes I knows, I needs to update my blog more.

I’ve been pretty busy working over at Stage 1 these past couple of weeks, I had to hack the Congo, the theatres Lighting desk, to teach it how to talk to Stage’s new ETC 1 Port Nodes. The Congo runs Windows XP, and I know a few backdoors 🙂

I was reading Binary Hex’s Post on Language Speeds today, and was suprised at the Slow-ness of Ruby, and indeed of Perl, I used to program Perl, but response speed times are not something I tend to notice for languages, I worry mroe about Web Server response and loading times.

I’ve been neglecting AptitudeCMS, just through sheer business.

Hell I’m supposed to be at Work right now, just waiting in LSRfm.com Offices for my Co-Worker to arrive. Gotta love Flexitime!

SRA wise, I need to build an online sign up form for the National Student Radio Chart, which I need to start organising. Broadcast and Freshers week dates are getting close.

Not forgetting the upcoming SRA Training Day in Birmigham on the 12th, that should be good.

The day after that (13th) I have my first non union techie shift, down at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds City Center, should be good and promises to lead to other things one hopes, we shall see.

Its all go here, just waiting for some stuff from other people and then time to kick into high gear!

Anywho I must go, time to go to work, will remember to post soon!

So its been a while

GSoC 2009 is over.

Got SVN running (stupid thing I know), so know have committed my work to the AptitudeCMS Repo. Still some mintor bits to work out, but the XML/ATOM output via Zend Feed is working, adding and editing items work, haven’t quite figured out item deletion yet.

Not sure how much time one will have during term time to remain involved but we shall see.

Not tho I have picked up a Job at Stage One, the PCI department of Leeds University.

Spent most of the day hacking the Congo, the Stage1 Lighting Desk, to work with the new network nodes. Rather good fun!

Anyway Freshers week is coming, which means lots of shifts at work, which will be fun but busy, we shall see.

Hopefully I will remember to write my blog some more too!