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I don't know if you've noticed that I've been rather more quiet than usual recently, but part of the reason is that we're nearing the end of term - in fact, the end of my time here at college - and I've been working on my research paper.
Aiee, I have been a busy boy recently; too busy, perhaps. Here's what's been going on, in brief:
I reckon they'll even try voting the US on next.
With a title like that you know I've been reading too much Koyama. There've been a lot of ideas running around in my head and I'm going to try to lay one of them out without too many of the others getting tangled up too. It won't work but I'll try…
I'm back at college for my final term. It's been a fun holiday but a very busy one - I got a few bits and pieces of work done, some of my research paper blocked out, have been travelling all around the UK, and just spent a very enjoyable five days in the Lake District.
It's a little demoralising to wake up in the morning and realise you're going to spent the whole day staring at hex dumps. And I am. But it's quite an interesting challenge. I'm working on converting soem 20-year-old data into XML or something readable. Of course, we have no real idea what the original data formats looked like.
So I had a gig on Monday installing a TT/Plucene/Perl site on a laptop so our client could get at their data and search it even when they were out on house calls. On their Windows laptop.
So term was all over - bar the cleaning. Saturday morning brings two hours of getting the college into shape for the holidays, although we will be giving it another thorough clean when we come back and prepare for our open day.