Monthly Archives: April 2008

Buxton and GPS logging

Last weekend was my training weekend for this summer's World Challenge trip to Chile. My World Challenge team spent two days camping in Buxton, with one of the main exercises being a 17km hike on Saturday.

For the hike, I had my GPS logger turned on, and collected rather a nice log for the round trip. As I alluded to previously, however, I can't find a way to extract the data from the logger on Linux. Since mtkbabel explicitly can't yet support the M-241, I had to extract the logs on Windows. Still, they turned out well.

History meme

philip:~ $ history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
85 exit
80 make
71 jhbuild
45 svn
23 sudo
20 grep
20 bzr
18 cd
17 ./src/diary
17 ./mtkbabel

The large number of calls to mtkbabel are because I was trying to get that to grab logged data off my GPS, somewhat unsuccessfully.

Coursework finished!

I've finally finished my A2 computing coursework, and I'll be handing in the writeup tomorrow! The program itself was finished (as far as the coursework was concerned; I've since added to it) a month or so ago, but the writeup itself has dragged on until now. I'll try and remember to release the source for the program in the hope somebody will find it useful, but I can't do that until it's all been marked and moderated, for fear of our Microsoft-centric exam board picking me up on it.

Unfortunately, my school have got worse as regards IT in that time. Previously, we only had a print quota system, where each user was limited to printing a certain number of pages — any more and the IT staff would have to extend their quota. Now, we've been told that we're not allowed to use school printers for our coursework, and instead have to print it out at home, as the school's running out of money. I find this a little far-fetched.

Regardless, I've spent half an hour this evening waiting for our slow colour printer to chug out the pages, and I'll be handing them the bill^W^W^Wit in first thing tomorrow, before browsing Wikipedia before lessons. Oh, wait, they've blocked it.