White Noise

What kind of professor assignees a homework problem on a topic that is out of the scope of the course and it’s prerequisites? This so happens to be the last part of the first question on an assignment that is supposed to take over 12 hours to complete. We get a nice “Warning! mathematical content”, in an Mythbusters fashion. One could not help but to write “No shit” next to it. Oh, and this is spring break, yeah I’m spending it doing homework.

As a side note, to anyone who actually thought WordPress 2.5 would be released on time on the 10th was a little shallow. Even worse where those who thought it would get released on the 17th, a week later. Looking at the Trac roadmap, 2.5 still has 250 bugs today that are unresolved (well some of them have patches awaiting approval). This morning it was over 300, on Monday 1 in 3 tickets for 2.5 were still open. Things are progressing, though a good number of tickets were moved to 2.6 as there was no patch or developer assigned to them.

For 2.5 this blog will be changing over to the Cran-Berry theme, which I’ll continue to tweak and release in April for mass consumption. Cran-Berry is based off of the the now stable Blu-Berry CSS and PHP core. Earlier this week I tweaked the CSS a little bit and fixed a problem with the comments. Major work on cleaning up the code has resolved many of the issues experienced in Blu-Berry. Like the name suggests, Cran-Berry is a WordPress theme with a red color scheme. As for Breadcrumb NavXT 2.1, it will be released sometime near the 21st of March.

-John Havlik

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Spring Break

Busy as usual, but with the added freedom of deadline-less bliss. In the midst of this bliss, the reality of next week’s work load creeps up slowly. Three tests, plus what ever else has to be accomplished, leading one to have no life next week. Which must be compensated for this week. None-the-less some coding has been taking place, in one mindset it qualifies as studying for the C++ Lab test next week. This coding is for a client for whom one is doing a website redesign. Hopefully that will be finished by tomorrow so that the project mentioned in the previous post can make an alpha appearance on this blog by the weekend.

With temperatures in the 60s, short and tee shirt weather arrived early this year. This is a real motivator to start running again, especially after lack-luster dedication during the past summer and fall. Studies are partially to blame for this, as is the almost broken toe. Speaking of that toe, it is still slightly discolored and a bit swollen. However, it no longer hurts and running no longer has unbearable pains associated with it.

Running right after eating is a big no-no, the food stayed down but the pace sucked, only 3 miles in 30 minutes on a treadmill. Ideally 5 miles should have been covered in that amount of time, a pace of 6 minute miles rather than the awfully slow 10 minute mile pace.

-John Havlik

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