Last Tuesday was my wife’s aunties 85 birthday so we went to a local pub for a celebratory meal. A good time was had by all. It is not everyday you are 85 years young-congratulations Aunt Doreen (AD to those close by)!
My wife and children are away on half term holiday in Rhodes.
I am left on my own at home as my employer would not give me holiday at this time. I have been looking at computer graphics in C & C++ and finding it a little tricky as these languages do not seem to have inbuilt graphic functions and need additional libraries to add better graphic features ( ie Allegro/CGUI/FLTK/Win32/MFC etc). This is a bit of a contrast to Java that has better in built graphics features (Java Awt and Sing).
This is all with a view to me making a Chess GUI! Well why not! Sure will be a good challenge for my coding skills. This looks like it will be a long ongoing project though.
Meanwhile here are a couple of random recent photos:
1. Flowering Chives:
2. Evening view from my front door:
This weekend I also started to consider coding my own CMS in php for some of my older websites. Again this would be an interesting coding challenge for me, but I have lots of other things to do first so I doubt I will find time to do this soon.
Lastly I saw this video on YouTube this weekend and it struck a chord! Enjoy 🙂
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