Long time no post

Well, it’s been too long since I last posted… February in fact… *eeek* oh well… thats work and study for you… so what have I been up to?

Work… it’s been hectic… but at times has felt a bit flash… fly to Aberdeen, spend a week working on a customers site, stay the weekend and then fly out on Sunday to Belfast and spend a week working on a customers site in Lisburn. Interview a potential new employee, get interviewed for a promotion, then fly up to Aberdeen to try and get the systems finished. Then, on holiday… YAY!!!

Study… well, last year I studied MST121 Understanding Mathematics and M255 Object Oriented Programming with Java on the OU. I figured late in 2009 that it was time I got the degree I didn’t get when I was at Uni, so I signed up for those two courses. I was 7pts short of a distinction on M255, but passed MST121 with flying colours. I originally thought I might do a combined degree in Computational and Mathematical Sciences, but having done M255 and not really having felt pushed at all, I decided that I’d switch to a maths degree. So, this year I’m doing MS221 Exploring Maths, the following up to MST121 and M208 Pure Maths, which is normally done AFTER you’ve done MS221. Some of the stuff we’ve covered in M208 at the beginning is normally done at the end of MS221, so it’s a bit hectic and I’m really feeling the pressure, but despite this, I’ve just got 99% in MS221 TMA01 and 94% in M208 TMA02, so I’m chuffed to bits.

Sideline projects… I’m currently working on three sideline projects, a replacement vendor control board for one of my old employers… the prototype hardware is looking great, just have the opto parts and a couple of resistor networks to pop on and it should be all systems go… when I’ve written the firmware that is, but thats looking good too. The next project is the PGD competition system… I’m on holiday at the moment so I’m going to try and get this finished so WILL can run another competition. Not too much to do, I’ve just not had the time to do it, but it is looking good. And finally, a secret little project for PowerPoint (written in… yes… C# *shock*) but more on that in the future.

And finally… ACFW Version 1.0… but more on that in another post.

That’s about it for now. Needless to say, I’ve been really busy :-)

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