15 Jan 2001 peat   » (Journeyer)


Where *does* time go?

I'm finally taking the time to sit down and finally learn how go code in C. Funny what being laid off does. I'm reading the ORA make book and getting all kinds of ideas on how I could use it to make custon CV versions... Then again, maybe it's time to get off my arse and get my own thing going.

Beyond hawking the CV over yon and sundry, I'm working on two small projects, mostly to get up to speed with C and Python.

The C project is being done with a friend and aims to be the penultimate program for unit conversion. Goals for 1.0 are full implementation of MKS (meter - kilogram - second) conversions. Once this is done, I would like to see changes to 2.0 dealing with full localization so that i18n is indeed possible.

The Python project is more immediate, as it is really to export raw data from my thesis into a decent TeX layout so that I can append it to the thesis. I have the pgsql links working already, but am a bit stuck on the crosstab query generator. Next step afterwards is generating a CRC32 checksum across rows and columns so that errors can be detected during OCR if and when someone decides to do that some time down the line.

This latter part seems like a lot of trouble for something that may not be useful, but after my experiences doing an OCR import of someone else's copious quantities of thesis data, I'm bound and determined to do better.

Speaking of the Never-Ending Thesis Saga, I did indeed finally get my revisions back (after two months). It gets better tho, according to He Who Must Sign Off, "One last set of revisions and it will be okay" (his words). Wow. That's the first time I've ever heard him say that term. Last. Could this actually be the end of the Never-Ending Thesis Saga? We'll see...

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