Posted by Chas in Surfing
on Apr 7th, 2012 | Comments Off on Desperado: The Gutter Sessions
Bored of living in Canberra 2 hrs from the beach… getting DESPERATE for some waves. A few years ago, during two unseasonal storms, I made this movie with my girlfriend Anna, and my friend Tsewang. It still makes me smile =) Enjoy.
Posted by Chas in Coding
on Apr 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off on Java and Scripting
First let me outline the dream: I need to add scripting functionality to one of my projects, i.e. my GUI will have a textArea where the user can write some simple code to customize my software’s functionality. My project needs to be multi-platform. I hope to ship all the required libraries/dependencies together so that it just works, provided the user has the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed. Now let me outline the baseline reality: Python is probably the most prolific scripting language around these days. It is super-supported, super-functional, super-easy-to-read (cf perl), super-free. If...