I’m working on a little project around coursework at this moment using thread pools and a task-based system. Interesting work thought it does require constant vigilance otherwise the program explodes into tiny pieces of fiery pain. But still, interesting. I’ll do a proper right-up of what I’m trying later, including how I’m trying to make the rendering parallel and capable of scaling to N cores.
For now, I want to brag.
This is the grading for one of my courseworks, a Toy FAT-based File System written in Java. Not the last box, A**. That was for my extension to the existing system. I’m reasonably sure this is my lecturer being ‘cute’ because…well, I don’t think you can get an A** in a university coursework. Either way, total grade for coursework: A*.
Quote of the Day
“Oh, that… well… since I believe I can do the impossible, I just don’t think about it and do the impossible.”
Michael Garcia, The Impossible Man
So having finally gotten most of my coursework handed in via a string of painful all-nighters and more caffeine than should be humanly possible, I’ve just got a few weeks left until my first year at university is officially over. I do have a sneaking suspicion I failed one module (Databases), but I guess I’ll deal with that as it comes.
And what do I have to do in those few weeks? Two more subject’s coursework and a few exams…meep. Anyway, one of those subjects is Human Computer Interaction and for the coursework I either have to make a blog post essay or video essay in which I review two hardware or software designs. One of those designs is one I believe to be good, the other bad. A hall of fame and hall of shame if you will.
Since I have a camcorder and a blog I could do either, even a weird hybrid blog video…a vlog, if you will. I’m leaning towards video at the moment, and have started work on some scripts to see if it works.
In making the video I’m probably going to steal concepts from some of the That Guy With The Glasses crew (big fan of that site), and re-use some from a script I was working on earlier for a movie review I was considering doing, but I’m still not sure exactly what I’m going to Fame and Shame.
Video game controllers seem like an easy hardware choice. I have one or two lying around and controllers for the older consoles aren’t exactly expensive. It’s a bit predictable and was basically the first thing suggested by the lecturer, but I guess your university education isn’t the best thing to be all hipster-esque about xD
When the uni year ends and I’ve recover from the massive hangover after I get absolutely gazebo’d to celebrate, I’ll probably start updating more. Maybe even actually make that movie review…
Quote of the Day
“I’ve never been afraid of the highest heights,
Or afraid of flying now.
I’ve never been afraid of the wildest fights,
Not afraid of dying.
I need a new fun fair ’cause your scaring me and I don’t like where were going,
I guarantee you’ll miss me ’cause you changed the way you kiss me.”
Changed The Way You Kissed Me – Example