Steve Kemp's Blog Writings relating to Debian & Free Software

So I'm a year older

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:32:38 GMT

Last week I had another birthday, which was nice. I'm now all mature, and everything. Honest.

I received a few surprise gifts from friends and strangers alike, which was pretty good. Other than that I didn't do too much.

This weekend I'm going to be using "airbnb" to spend the weekend in Dundee with my partner who is regularly commuting between Edinburgh and Perth/Dundee, to work in various hospitals. With all the commuting time she's not had too much time to explore the actual city, and I've only been there once before so I'm sure it will be a fun weekend.

The templer static site generator got a little bit of pimping on LWN.net the other day, thanks to Martin Michlmayr, although embarassingly I seem to have read the article and repeated the content in the conclusion, and duplicated that in my own comment. Ooops.

Beyond that I've done little coding recently, although I suspect now that nodejs has had a stable release I might do something interesting soon. I don't want to dwell on the failure of Sim City - because I don't run windows and couldn't have tried it even if I wanted to - but I'm pondering the idea of a persistant grid-space where different items can be placed.

I've not tried anything browser-based before, but the popularity of things like minecraft make me wonder if you had an "infinite grid" where folk could store "stuff", and scroll around in a browser you might be able to do interesting things.

Starting small, with a 100x100 grid, and some kind of updated play-by-mail turfwars/drug-war like experience should be simple. But then again enthusiasm is easy to generate until you start working out how you'd interface with the server and what kind of client you'd need.

Now to enjoy some 21 year old whisky and call it a night..

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[gravitar] rjc

Submitted at 22:18:00 on 1 March 2013

Hi Steve,

I've notised that your blog is not aggregated on Planet Debian any more. Is that deliberate or side effect of the rebuild?

Regards,

Raf

[gravitar] Steve Kemp

Submitted at 23:02:51 on 1 March 2013

Seems to be unrelated - if you look at the list of contributors at the side of the Planet Debian I'm still included.

I see zero-hits in my server access log for Planet Debian (Just planet hants-lug, and planet-sysadmin).

I'm not sure if that means that my site is refusing their requests, or they're not making any - I guess the latter, but .. this blog is on a separate sub-domain to my main site and hasn't been deliberately changed.

 

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