Wow, has it been that long since I last posted?


I can't believe its been so long since I actually made a post here. Admittedly I've been a bit busy what with having a baby son, doing a part time degree and being a full time Maths Teacher. So basically I've been flat out at it for the last year apart from all of those hours spent playing Call Of Duty 2 Multiplayer games. My son is growing up fast, he's walking and almost talking now, soon he'll be learning to program whether he wants to or not :-p . I've resigned from my current job and finish next week (although they still pay me until the end of August) and I start at a new school in September. Plus after 2 years of my part time degree I've still yet to get a mark lower than 70%!!! :-D If my head gets any bigger I won't be able to get out of the door to get another beer.

I've been playing with Visual C++.net 2005 Express Edition for the last 6 months or so and have managed to write at least one program I've used in a classroom. But I was playing with it as a front end to a MySQL database to use as a Markbook/Planner for work (MySQL may be a slight case of overkill for something like this) and I tried to define some default parameters for a constructor and it threw a wobbler refusing to compile. Apparently default parameters are not allowed in managed reference classes(?) or something like that. So as I've to hand in my laptop at work and I'll have only my Linux Laptop with me over the summer I thought I'd play with Qt again. To be specific Qt4 which I can also use for windows. I think that I'm going to try and get my head round the new way you go about getting "base" and "implementation" files sorted. Then I might try and write it up so that I've got it here! I might also describe what I've had to do to get KDevelop and Qt4 playing nicely with Slackware-Current (which is some derivative of the 10.2 version).

Or alternatively I might do none of these things and instead just not post again for another year. :-p

Anyway I need to go and wake up Karen.

Cheers
Amos