Richard Jones' Log

Mon, 28 May 2007
OSDC 2007 Call For Papers

This year's Open Source Developers Conference will be in Brisbane at the Royal on the Park Hotel (opposite the City Botanical Gardens). Via Mark Rees I see that the "Call For Papers" is now open.

The key dates are:

Submission deadline 30th June 2007
Proposal acceptance 31st July 2007
Submission deadline 31st August 2007
OSDC 2007 Tutorials 26th November 2007
OSDC 2007 Conference 27th - 29th November 2007

So, do I present again this year? Perhaps something in my continuing series of "shiny, pretty things"? Possibly something more useful? Suggestions are welcome, as long as they're along the lines of computer graphics or game programming :)

Thu, 24 May 2007
Interesting Python problem...

This doesn't make much sense to me... anyone?

>>> class test(int):
...  def __new__(cls, v):
...   return super(test, cls).__new__(cls, v)
...
>>> test(1)
1
>>> class test(set):
...  def __new__(cls, v):
...   return super(test, cls).__new__(cls, v)
...
>>> test('123')
test(['1', '3', '2'])
>>>
>>>
>>> class test(int):
...  def __new__(cls, a, v):
...   return super(test, cls).__new__(cls, v)
...
>>> test('a', 1)
1
>>> class test(set):
...  def __new__(cls, a, v):
...   return super(test, cls).__new__(cls, v)
...
>>> test('a', '123')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 1, in 
TypeError: test expected at most 1 arguments, got 2
>>>

p.s. new job == teh coolness. Hence no posts lately :)

Wed, 09 May 2007
OLPC game jam

OLPC are having a game jam! It sounds like a helluva lot of fun and I'm totally jealous of anyone who's in the US who could just fly there to attend.

The deadline for signing up is the 12th of May, so hop to it!

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