Spore

I’m not much of a gamer, so I probably wouldn’t invest too much time in this game, but Spore just looks crazy – the amount of work to build that game would be huge. Watch this video if you have the time:
In an unrelated note, I just realised that I have surpassed 1000 views on this blog.
Finally, Microsoft is coming to Massey on the 16th and 17th of March, times and dates are yet to be announced.
Cheers,
Jonathan Giles.

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IMAP is pretty cool

I’ve spent a bit of time these last few days setting up my own email server on my home server computer. I set it up to play with IMAP – the successor to POP3.
Ok, POP3 is what you use when you download your emails into outlook express, etc. The messages are deleted from the server, and you have them on your computer. Now, compare this to IMAP – all email messages remain on the server, and if you use 5 different computers over a day, at the end of the day they will be all synchronised automatically.
This is cool – I can be anywhere and have all my email, and even all sent messages, etc.
I would write more, but I think I got the point across: IMAP is interesting. Anyone interested in IMAP I can give info on what I did.
Cheers,
Jo Giles

Off to Wellington

Today I’m headed off to Wellington to attend a ‘hand-clinic’. No, I’m not into hands like that  I’ve got a meeting with four doctors who specialise in hand and arm problems. Apparently they only do it four times a year and meet with 8 people on each occasion – so I’m special (although I’d rather not be obviously).
Chances are the next step will be them recommending another round of surgery exploring my arm in further depth, seeing as the last operation didn’t find anyting wrong.
The annoying thing is that things are still getting worse, and I’m pretty much typing fulltime using just one hand. So I’m really keen to see things improve, and I hope surgery may be able to at least stop any further deprovement, and then I’ll just keep on with my physio.
Wish me luck,
Jonathan

Work Overload Holiday

What should one do when they are overloaded with work? Clearly it’s plan a week long holiday in the (hopefully) sunny lakeside village of Kuratau. Therefore, I won’t be around between Feb 12th to Feb 19th. Any emails will remain unanswered until then, but if there is anything urgent I’m always available on my cellphone (0211 089 038).
I’ve found recently that I find it impossible to turn down work, and in fact often actively seek it out. With three weeks until Massey is back into action, I have many weeks worth of work to do before I’ll be ready for Massey again.
What should one do to overcome this? I’m naturally drawn to the TV or spending my time with Julia – I can’t pull all-nighters coding away. Any pointers, or should I just ‘sharpen up’ with Lift Plus?
Night,
Jonathan.