Monday, August 28, 2006

Okay... so day 1

So it took me a bit to log in to Blogger and get everything setup, but I actually tried earlier, but it looks like Blogger was adding Google account log in stuff or something, since it was down. But it is up now!

So, things I need to work on today, and this week.
I need to finish the sharing project at work. This project has been going on for months, and really isn't that hard, I just need to get my butt in gear and finish it off. I need to finish off the Add New/Edit page, finish off the search page, and that is about it. I will post tomorrow how I am doing on this one. I also need to setup a time to travel around the county to each of our substations. I am working on SCADA and my first project is to map out how the substations are currently connected so we can develop a plan on upgrading the network. This will be a week long (possibly even 2 weeks) so it will be slow going for a bit. Lastly I need to work on getting the SCADA screens for the gensite finished. I suppose the first step on this is figuring out HOW to even generate the screens off of the SQL server there. Need to do some research on that as well.

I need to uninstall PHP5 from the church webserver and install PHP4. I want to get this done today and test it out, it is what I plan on doing for lunch. I also will be doing my fantasy football draft tonight, so that will take up some time today. Lastly I need to do lawn care tonight and tomorrow night, I need to water and fertilize tonight and then mow tommorrow, since we are having our BBQ on Wednesday.

That looks like a pretty good list of things to do, so we will see how I do, but at least I have it up there.

Also, on the TicTacToe thing. I have always been interested in artificial intelligence programming and the like and when I was in hischool I wrote a tictactoe program that had different difficulty levels. On the hardest level, the computer never lost. But this was all done by me programming in the "perfect" move for each situation for the computer. What I want to do with this new project is write a web app interface for tictactoe that would allow people to visit the page, and play games against the computer. The computer will have no preset moves or even concepts of how the game works, but through playing the game it will "learn" the rules and how to progress towards playing the perfect game. This actually solves 2 goals I have at once. 1) I really want to get back into programming for fun, and playing on the computer for fun. In the last few years I felt like I have lost some of my "geek" factor and I want to recapture that. 2) I really want to learn web 2.0 concepts like DOM, AJAX and the like, and this is a perfect opportunity to write a cool, interactive program that is pretty much PERFECT for web 2.0 type interfaces. The sad thing is I probably won't be able to get to this project until like the end of September, first I need to get the Youth server up, and then after that get the small group database for church up. Oh well.

Back to work I go.

1 comment:

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