The new WordPress is very nice. Unfortunately either planet or liferea marked all my stuff as new again.
Browsing things like mysql.log and access.log is just scary. People try to hack into my blog all the time it seems. I think I’m going to take this time to upgrade WordPress and change my password again. I hope the planet doesn’t get stupid an mark every post I’ve made as new.
I just receiveda flyer for a party by a guy in a hotdog suit. That’s not something that happens every day.
Well it’s now 4am, it took me 4 hours to get it working. No assembly done tonight. I’m so good at procrastination, it hurts.
Since my website was attacked I’ve been working on security and making a real site instead of just a wiki. I looked into JSP and mod_python to see what crazyness I could come up with. JSP didn’t work very well since Debian stable only has Java2 1.1. Stable’s mod_python is pretty old so I can’t try PSP but I decided to try making my own simple version of it. Since most of the data will be static anyway, I don’t really need something as complicated as JSP/ASP/PHP/PSP. Although I do think I’ll try PHP eventually. Even though I should be working on my assembly project, I really want to finish getting the static pages part working tonight (and just treating as comments). Hopefully it wont take me more than an hour, that way I can put a good hour or two into the assembly project before I go to sleep. The first page will just contain links to the blog and the planet. I really need to learn CSS and HTML, so my site can look cool.
I spent the weekend at Doug’s house working on our PalmOS project (A 2-player game that uses IrDA). Although we both got pretty far along, we still don’t have anything that’s playable yet.
Doug started by writing on top of the example serial_chat.c program that the professor gave the class. I really hate writing in-side someone else’s code so I started from scratch. The advantage is that I feel more comfortable coding it since I feel more in control. Doug had lots of problems at first with communication, but he’s pretty much got it working now. I can’t stand coding like that, but Doug is far ahead of me with what he has working.
For the communication I’m using a small event system to reduce the ammount of .h files that have to be included, and so that the communication c file doesn’t have to mess with the GUI at all and likewise the gui c files don’t have to mess with communication at all. Although it’s being a little bit of a headache right now I think it’ll be a nice and simple way of handling communication.
I had a Easter dinner with Doug’s familly too, it was really good. It’s been a long time since I had real food. I even let go of my diet and had cheese cake. So for the next week I should really stick to 1,500 Calories or less. I realized today that I love talking about computers, software and Japanese. The more I learn the more interesting computers get. Maybe I would’ve been better off as a Computer Engineering major.
With the help of Patrick planet WPLUG now has a new look. I hope everyone likes it.
So I’ve been accepted into Konan Daigaku’s Year in Japan program, and I’m super happy. It’s been 5 years since I started learning Japanese (99% of what I’ve learned has been in the last two years.) Now I have a million papers to fill out and mail ASAP, the work never ends.
In my Ritsumeikan application I wrote that the way I understand Spanish and the way I understand Japanese are different. When I listen to someone in Spanish, I understand what they are saying immediately. This wasn’t the case with Japanese. So I started getting non-subtitled episodes of Japanese soap operas and started watching them. It’s been a week now since I started this. This morning as I watched episode 9 of Gokusen I realized that I was getting much better at immediately understanding what people are saying and I was very happy. I hope that my skills don’t decrease when I go to PR for summer vacation. I hope I can get a job where I can use Japanese, but I doubt it.
Lately all of my dreams have been in Japanese. I barely do any talking, and I’m always struggleing to understand everyone around me. Lately I’ve been watching Japanese doramas and trying to see how much I can understand. I can follow the story pretty well dispite the fact that I’m starting the series in the middle. (Luckily google helped me catch up.) I had to watch it like three time to get everything. There are still a bunch of words I don’t know and a bunch of structures that I have to think about for too long before I understand them. I need to start getting really serious about Japanese. If I don’t my year in Japan isn’t going to be too much fun.
Got the WPLUG Planet beta test running. Hopefully it’s configured correctly and I’ll see this up there in three hours.
My current Todo list is:
– Turn in Eavesdropping JSL28
– Turn in R/W #3
– Turn in R/W #2
– Do CS449 Project 3
I’m sure I’ll be able to catch up with Japanese by the end of spring break. I hope to finish Project 3 tomorrow. for bonus points