Feb, 2020

Mid-February Update

Hey guys,

Crimson is out of action for a while with some pretty serious health issues. However one of the newest helpers on the team has managed to get some things accomplished. It’s asking a great deal of him to join an alien project and essentially take the coding reigns while I’m still studying, but he’s doing a great job. I hope you’ll join me in wishing Crimson a quick recovery in the mean time.

I’m making headway, in that I only have a few hours a day that painkillers grant me to focus, but progress is certainly occurring on that front. Currently I’m wrestling with the concept of orders of operation. It’s one thing to say, for instance, that this healthbar should read from this character’s health value, but presents problems when the healthbar exists microseconds before the character does. It’ll throw errors trying to find a character that isn’t there. So, knowing how the heirarchy of elements are generated and in which order is a much larger part of things than I thought, especially when there are dozens of them, but I’m gradually getting the hang of it I think.

Also, I got some mice. Kinda had to give up on the idea of owning a dog of my own, but I love them to bits. Here’s a particularly decent picture I took of the argent, named Gytha.

Until next time!

February Update

Hey guys,

Sorry about missing a week there, I was pretty darn sick for a bit, on top of the usual January chores to take care of. Filing taxes and similar things to do with my disability stuff. I have found time to reume my programming practice, though. I’ve been keeping a kind of journal as I go, so I don’t forget where I was or what I was doing after a break. The kind of code I’m trying to understand is qualified university level stuff, but I’m slowly getting a grip on it. I think so, anyway.

The others have had a fairly difficult new year so far, but things will hopefully calm down soon. I’m eager to try and put some of the things I’ve learned into practice, but can’t yet do so on my own. Our newest addition has had a hell of a new year but is keen to resume after the holiday ups and downs. He’s managed to do some good things in a very short period of time.

I hope everyone’s new year is going well, despite the plagues of locusts, hellfire on earth, flooding, new pandemic viruses, and growing rifts in global politics.

Until next time!