is my personal website, started in 2011 which I use to write about computers, the Internet, electronics, music, and whatever else I feel like. I'm a computer nerd and musician, residing in Melbourne, Australia.

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University Enrolment and HTTPS

Posted January 29th, 2016 by

As it’s been ages since I’ve written anything, it’s about time I declared that I’m going to do a Commerce Specialist/Computer Science double degree, which will hopefully leave me with a Bachelor of Actuarial Science and a Bachelor of Computer Science in four years’ time. It’s all quite exciting, and I’m looking forward to the change from high school life (although for how long it’ll stay that way I can’t say).

In other news, this blog now uses HTTPS – so now traffic is encrypted so no evil beings can do evil things as easily as before, thanks to Let’s Encrypt. Not that anyone was doing anything evil (as far as I’m aware), but I do like seeing the green padlock next to the URL.

Anyway, that’s all for now. More blogging to come at a later date.

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Finishing Exams

Posted November 12th, 2015 by

So having neglected this site for almost five months, I am able to declare that I’ve finished all my exams for the year. Huzzah! They mostly weren’t too hard, which is good, but you never know… Now I’m supposed to have heaps of time to do what I want during the holidays, and that will hopefully involve video games, music and programming. I’ll put something in the music category someday. Probably.

But so ends my high school education, and I get to look forward to even more, harder education in the future. I wonder how fun university is going to be. That’s all for now. More blogging to come at a later date.

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Work and Holidays

Posted June 26th, 2015 by

Well, apparently I haven’t blogged in ages, but there’s no time to blog like the present.

Today is the last day of term 2, meaning that I get two weeks of holidays in which I can do as I please. In other words I get two weeks to prepare for term 3, during which I’ll probably be expected to re-read English texts, revise Specialist Maths and look at practice exams. How much of that will actually get done is something that will only be determined two weeks from now.

In other news, I was recently signed on as a programmer doing casual work for the University of Melbourne. I’ll be working on Edgy, which is a block-based programming environment tailored to the graph datatype used in VCE Algorithmics. It’s sure to be a great experience, and my JavaScript skills will definitely get a work out.

I’m looking forward to term 3, although it’s probably going to be the busiest one of all. I should start thinking of Battle of the Bands too; hopefully it’ll be as much fun as I think it’s going to be.

That’s all for now. More blogging to come later.

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Music Camp

Posted March 29th, 2015 by

So it’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged about anything – I neglected to post for the entire month of February and the majority of March, but that’s because things have been pretty busy lately.

Year 12 isn’t bad, but it is a lot of work, and being Music Captain means some more work on top of that. From Wednesday to Friday I was on Strings Music Camp, the last camp I’ll be attending this year. It was a lot of fun, despite being very similar to every other music camp I’ve been on in the past.

That’s probably because music is so much fun, and that there are no VCE seminars or bush walks to go through. The music captains on camp have to run the trivia night and challenge night that have been part of the camp since what seems like forever, and happily, it was a great success.

There have also been SACs and stuff lately, but that’s boring. More blogging to come at a later date.

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Introducing Rust-WebSocket

Posted January 30th, 2015 by

Rust-WebSocket is a project of mine, written in Rust which provides WebSocket functionality for other projects to use.

It basically provides a way to implement a server and client using the WebSocket protocol – allowing real-time communication between a server and a client. The browser you use probably supports WebSocket, and many games and chat applications use it to allow you to get updated data without having to refresh the page.

I’ll talk a bit more about how this works in later posts.

You can check out the library, maybe fork it, make changes and submit a pull request, from here on GitHub.

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