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Name: Damian Smith
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Performed translation of Web Page and Perl Script from German to English for

  • benchlin: a benchmarking tool
  • and also
  • the Perl Quake 3 dedicated server starter (found on the same site)

Also, as in the diary bit, after great difficulty, wrote a C program to calculate the date a given number of days after a given other date. Then found out that there are a) a nice C function for converting dates to seconds since the epoch and vice versa and b) date can do it!

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Cosmos Education

I am now part of an international charitable organisation which promotes Science Education in developing countries.

Cosmos Education works with branches in four countries to help make Science and Technology interesting and fun for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our aim is to encourage sustainable development from within through empowering young people with an understanding of Science.

Volunteers are on the ground in Kenya right now visiting schools with hands-on experiments and interesting discussions.

Please consider lending your support through donations or volunteering next year

Been afk for a while since leaving uni, but now happy to be back online. Just moved to near Stevenage to start doing hardware design for Astrium satellites. Well, to be trained to do it! ;)

Got to sort out a modem and a phone line now.

Then going to have a peek at the GNU page - I just learnt of a bug in Emacs which means that it can't do line numbering if the file is larger than 388878 bytes (I think that was the number - wonderfully arbitrary isn't it?) Anyway - I want to have a peek and see if it's a known one - and maybe have a prod at it myself.

Today's Joke

I say, I say, I say. My dog's got no dictionary.

Really? How does he spell terrible?

May the Fourth be with you all.


Right, I got a document type definition; a bundle of sample wml files (thanks to wml-tools); and a wap gateway of some sort. Now, the wml is going to be easy to learn (I think) although difficult to build a good set of pages from as it is restrictive.

Therein lies an amusing challenge.

Working out exactly what to do with the gateway will be tricky - I should probably not allow myself to do anything with that until I've done at least some revision for my finals.

And I still can't find a decent wml parser to check out what I've written. I'd be interested to know when a WML validator will be available at w3.org.... anyone?

Went to London, England (I love writing that!) over the weekend to see an opera. Schoen!

However, London is abysmally connected so we accidentally got stuck there having missed the midnight train. Honestly, I don't understand how the country manages to function sometimes. Bloody British Rail.

Anyway, crashed at a mate's brother's house - Experienced the obscene pleasure of downloading my cv over a Rivo and Nokia combo - and found out that WML is apparently very desirable at the moment. So I'm looking out for a good tutorial, WAP server, and WAP browser for Linux. Gotta learn...gotta learn.

OK, so if anyone wants to recommend a site for any of these...

So far I found openWAP which has links to a simple WML parser and other wml tools. Now I just need a tutorial. Sweeeet!

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