Sunday, December 24, 2006


I was told by a friend who is currently on an exchange in the USA that you cannot call is Christmas and that it should be called the Holidays... so happy holidays!

I've been much busier than I expected to be since finishing my SoC placement which has have an affect on work on the follow up bugs.

At the moment, I am working on Need a way to access all tabs quickly from the tab bar and Current tab can get "pushed" offscreen by the tab scroll buttons coming up.

After that, I will probably work on Tab scrolling should be animated which will be a 10.4+ only patch since writing custom classes for what NSAnimation does is not what I want to spend my time on! This should not be that much of a problem since all of the scrollable tab stuff is 1.2+ targetted.

I am starting work on a couple of my own open source projects for Mac OS X. A pretty little (pseudo) random password generator for the Dashboard and a substitute for StuffIt for zipping / taring files in the GUI environment. For two reasons: 1 is to get more experience writing Mac software - and more importantly, from the ground up; the other is that I'd like to have something to show to Apple when I apply for a scholarship to attend WWDC 2007.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Computer Science Drinking Game

This is off-topic, so please accept my apologies for those of you expecting an update on the work I have been doing on Camino recently. For those of you interested, the answer is not nearly enough! The great quality of the photo was brought to you by a Nokia 6233. Pro-tip: don't get one.

This was posted on the walls of the computing labs earlier this semester and it made me laugh. I reckon that initially, my coding standards would suffer, however, over time they would improve substantially.

This would be the correct approach to use for Summer of Code next year.