procrastination, that’s what I do

So, I am currently “doing an assignment”. It’s actually frustrating how banal they can make an otherwise interesting subject….it’s meant to be a database paper, however we spend more time being forced to use a tool/software than we do actually dong database work. The current assignment could be done in about 10 lines of SQL, but it’s, so far, taking days to get part way through it. It is even starting to make me dislike DBs (joking!!).

It’s now the final week of lectures at uni, and then it’ll be exam time. My final set of exams for this degree too!! I’ve already started contemplating returning in a year or so to do a Masters in International Business, but first I need to get back into the real world and earn some $$. Also get sqwi.sh fully running, and then the other few sites too. That should hopefully be pretty much done by Christmas….

I’ll just insert a lovely couple of mixes by d-t3ch here, they’ve even got sampling from Entourage in one!!

Men at Work, Land Down-Under. We’re gonna get drunk with Russell Crowe, we’re gonna head-butt some kangaroos!

Anyways, I’m just polishing the API for sqwi.sh then that can go public. I’ve got a couple of sites by other people already waiting to use the API which is very cool. I found an excellent discussion of implementing an API for your web service here. And I’ll be doing a bit of my own one as well, because I have tricked up a few things that aren’t mentioned in that tutorial.

Once assignments are over at the end of this week, I’ve got the IEEE Extreme Coding competition this weekend. 24 hours of code!!! We just get in there and code, sleep in lab if we need to, and code some more. I’m gonna be giving a big shout-out to Mountain Dew and Red Bull for my team, and if either of those lovely companies want to send me some freebies, I’ll ignore the other from now on…..

I suppose I should get back into the assignment now, but at least I got a little bit of procrastination out of the way. I’ll be getting a bit more regular with my posts again over the next week or so.

I’ve got a couple of sites by other people already waiting to use the API which is very cool. I found an excellent discussion of implementing an API for your web service here. And I’ll be doing a bit of my own one as well, because I have tricked up a few things that aren’t mentioned in that tutorial.
Once assignments are over at the end of this week, I’ve got the IEEE Extreme Coding competition this weekend. 24 hours of code!!! We just get in there and code, sleep in lab if we need to, and code some more. I’m gonna be giving a big shout-out to Mountain Dew and Red Bull for my team, and if either of those lovely companies want to send me some freebies, I’ll ignore the other from now on…..
I suppose I should get back into the assignment now, but at least I got a little bit of procrastination out of the way. I’ll be getting a bit more regular with my posts again over the next week or so.

quick update: some more nice tunes

how about this

and then this

‘Nuff said!!

another quick update: nice Ibiza afternoon mix

Hey, hey. Now that we can embed SoundCloud tracks stright into WordPress, I guess it’s time to share some nice tracks out to the world. Here’s a beautiful dreamy mix from Michelle Owen.

I can see a nice sunny day out the window, and between the sunshine and tracks like this, I feel inspired to drop everything and just go chill outside with a nice cold beer.