As you may or may not have noticed, I haven’t made any posts for over two weeks. In a blog, this could conceivably be viewed as a Bad Thing™. I wish I could claim that I’ve been spending my days working so hard that I haven’t had time to post here. Which is almost true, but not entirely. I’ve been spending my days either working, drinking in the bar, or playing games, most notably the disturbingly addictive Evil Genius. (Think Dungeon Keeper meets Austin Powers and you’re about there.)
On the work front, most of my time has been taken up with thinking about my dissertation for this year, which essentially consists of implementing a piece of software (or hardware, if you’re so inclined) and then writing 10,000 words about it. My idea for the project (inspired mainly by my web development experiences) is going to be implementing an intuitive graphical manager for SQL queries (in a “dragging-little-boxes-around” way). The good thing about this is that I might actually finish my project with something that’s actually vaguely useful.
The bad thing about it is that, as part of my research into existing solutions, I’ve had to install Microsoft SQL Server on my computer (security holes and all) and am currently wrestling with it.
On second thought, I think I might just go and plot to take over the world for an hour or two instead.