Showing posts from December, 2009

My other project

Anyone keeping tabs on the Enigma project may have noticed I haven't been making steady progress like I have been in the past. One reason for this is going back to school but another reason is that I have picked up another programming project.

This one is a completely different matter though. It is targeted at windows and is written in C#. What kind of application you may ask well a point of sale system. It will probably be a bit more advanced than your average point of sale system by the time I'm ready to use it. And by use it I mean there is talk of using it in a business or possibly selling licenses of it to small businesses.

It is still pretty early on though I don't have anything even worth doing a demo yet. Although I'm hopeful that by the time I graduate it will be production quality.

I want to point out that this does not mean that Enigma is dead. It simply means that I'm not working on it right now. I'm in part waiting for another Irrlicht release that fi…

adventures with an intel mac

Another quarter a college has begun. So for a couple weeks at least I'm back to school. My project management class is meeting in a conference room instead of a lab and naturally the class focuses on effective use of Microsoft Project. Ugh, well done administration well done. At any rate being the high performers we are all of us checked Microsoft Project out of the school library and planned to bring laptops in to work on. Those of us that have them anyway.

This is where my adventure began. For you see my laptop is an Intel Mac and Microsoft Project is Windows only. I thought no big deal I'll just use boot camp and everything will go smoothly. Reality set in when I realized that officially boot camp requires a full install disc for Windows XP service pack two or later. As someone who upgrades every version I don't have any full versions except for my old oem laptop that bit the dust. Just years and years of upgrades. And to top it off my Windows XP Pro disc which was the o…