I spent this evening programming (instead of the more pressing Maths exam study), and ended up with this page.. It polls my public Google Calendar, and displays the events for the next month on it. I’ve released the underlying code as Free Software. You may download it from the programming section of my website.. Enjoy!
Hello all, I’ve tweaked with the fonts on my home page yesterday — post comments please if you dislike anything in particular. The main fix was to reduce the size of a font that I wasn’t particularly happy with — please let me know if that’s any better now.
I’ve just finished coding a simple program that sits inside my music player which, when I start playing a new song, updates a web page. So, you can now look at the last 50 songs that I have been listening to. You may now officially criticise my taste in music. Woohoo!
The address is http://noogz.net/music.php<. Enjoy!
This blog is really starting to get a workout again. Let’s hope that it stays that way!
Yesterday, I went to my first ever 18+ gig — it was a performance by none other than the Whitlams, in the Show Room (which is hidden in the actual Casino part of the Casino) at Wrest Point. Overall, it was a very good event, which is why I am now to write about it!
The evening started with our arrival at Wrest Point (“we” being Simon, Richard and Myself… The usual crowd :)), and going to the service desk and being asked for ID. Richard, who doesn’t drive, didn’t have any, so he had to call his Dad up for his Passport (!!!). After the initial kerfuffle, we slotted ourselves into the venue, and awaited the support act.
The support act was Sydney-based performer, Bertie Blackman, and her Band. The music was good, and I was generally impressed by the guitarist and bassist’s excessive use of DSP Effects. Their set lasted roughly half an hour. Probably the most notable thing there was that Bertie used a Hub Cap as percussion in one of the songs. That was quite interesting, to say the least.
The Whitlams themselves arrived on stage at about 9:40, and, strangely, began their performance on a song other than No Aphrodisiac (oh, the horror!), instead doing Beauty in Me off their new album. Once dealing with the initial shock of the aforementioned, and collecting myself, I paid more attention.
Highlights, in roughly chronological order, include:
There were far more things than that during the performance, which are far too numerous to mention. What I will point out though, is that I bought a copy of their “Rarities” disc for $10, (Saves me buying another copy of Torch The Moon), and got it signed by Timmy. Yay!
Overall, a really good night. Definitely looking forward to their next performance around here!
As of 1:40PM-ish yesterday, I am no longer taking lessons at school. It’s been a great couple of days, so I’ll quickly list a few things that have happened during them:
And that’s a fairly accurate wrap-up of my life over the past few days. It’s going to be really weird not going back to school after 14 years.
Here’s the latest in my rather sparse set of updates from me:
14 Years ago, I stepped into the doors of the Hutchins School to begin my schooling/education/etc. 14 days from today, I will be partaking in a Barbeque at Collegiate to mark the end of it. It’s a really scary thought, and I get the idea that my next two weeks are going to be very interesting.
In relation to my aforementioned Debating Final, I lost it — oh well… But in an upnote, my winnings for the UNSW ProgComp ended up being 4 times as much as we expected it to be, to the tune of $400. Not bad at all, considering it comes with a $2000 scholarship to CSE at UNSW. I may consider even taking it up.
Expect more updates as we approach the beginning of SWOT Vac. Until then, Bye!
Just to let you all know what I’ve been doing with my September Holidays. It’s a training site for programming competitions and the like. I’m hoping to run a series of contests every month for the indefinite future, and I’ve got a few friends helping me out with it, so it should be good.
Check it out Here. You may even take the Alpha test. Enjoy it!
Today, Hobart’s first Starbuck’s Coffee store opened. I’m going to celebrate by not going!
And on this day, one week before I travel to Sydney, I have the following announcement:
My team has made the Grand Final of the TDU Debating Roster. This means that we’ll be facing off against the nearly-omnipotent Elizabeth College team in a battle of wits, logic, and sheer egos. The topic is That unrest in the Pacific is not Australia’s Problem, and we are the Affirmative.
So, everyone, book in your diaries Wednesday, October 4, and head on down to Ogilvie High School… It’ll be worth it!
Few of you have probably heard of the amaroK Music Player for KDE. If you have, you’ve probably been lamenting its lack of certain features. I certainly have. There has been one single feature that has kept me coming back to iTunes (through Crossover Office), and that is iTunes’ ability to organise your music folder. Well, amaroK now does that. It’s time to celebrate.
A full review once I use it more thoroughly.
(To explain the title of today’s post, look at their song “I am a Rock”. I soon will.)