Two Things…

Hmmm, I seem to need to work out 2 things at the moment.

1. How I can easily create a URL link in OmniOutliner, with a custom description. Eg I want to be able to create a link with a mailto URL, so I can have a clear To Do Item to email someone about something. Using HTML like <a href=”mailto:bla@example.com”>Bla</a> doesn’t appear to work…

2. I need a script to parse a svn log and generate a diagram. Eg, I want to parse the timestamps on my tagged work, so I can generate an accurate Gantt diagram to include in my thesis report. Given enough time, I’d probably take a stab at writing something in Perl or Python. Of course, that involves spare time, which is certainly something I don’t have…

Anyway, time for some shut eye…

Endurance Test

I haven’t posted anything here in a while.

Thesis demonstration was deferred for a week and a half it turns out. But everything went well alst Thursday, when it was finally demonstrated. Since the demonstration was rescheduled, my plan of events was reshuffled, but I did manage to go MIA and disappear off to a foreign country for two days.

Now I’m back to do the final stretch of the endurance test called final year. I’m currently juggling thesis report writing, study planning, an assignment (yes, strange time to have an assignment) and my new found popularity looking for a full time job.

Since I’ve quite a lot to do in the next few weeks, after a few weeks of thinking about it, I finally decided to switch to using kGTD for my To Do list. Within 2 days of using it, I’m not sure how I managed without it.

Anyway, since I’ve nothing else to report, back to work I go…

The Night Before…

Hmmm, it’s been a while since I posted anything here.

The last few weeks have been busy, as I worked away on my fyp. Thankfully, as of noon tomorrow, my focus will be officially changing. By that stage I shall have demonstrated what I have working, and during this week, I should have complete first draft of my report due in early May. Once all that’s out of the way, I’m disappearing off to a foreign land for a day or two to ensure most of this week is spent being idle. Who knows, I may even do something to celebrate my 0x17 birthday 2 weeks ago…

Next week shall be interesting, proper, in person interviews for real world, permanent jobs begin. Most people would be a little afraid, personally, I can’t wait. I want to leave college, I’m fed up being a broke student. Of course, I also have to study for finals, which come before any job…

On the nerdiness front, last week was interesting. An Intel iMac has been added to the systems I regularly maintain, which is a welcome change from a Windows machine. It’s interesting to play with, and I actually have to try and setup BootCamp (for accounting software).

Over in Maths, we had a minor catastrophe on Tuesday, which could only have been topped by fire, or a rack plummetting through the floor (it has been a worry before). After the central file storage RAID setup was left degraded for 2.5 weeks without a replacement disk, it fell over, spectacularly. As a result, file storage for most of our users, both staff and students were unavailable until this weekend. We lost some files, but we managed to restore as much as we could. Perhaps after all of this, we’ll get a few hot spare replacements and hardware upgrades we’ve been enquiring about.