August 22

Long overdue update and various odds and ends

It’s been a while since my last blog post, so figured I might as well write something and provide an update for those who may be following.

I have been having internet issues in my room. Living on base, and restricted to using the internet connection on base, which isn’t exactly the best connection (barely enough for watching Youtube, network ports locked down, etc). The past week, the internet has been completely down, forcing me to use public wifi instead, which requires me to actually go out (the introvert in me barely tolerates that). Hopefully that gets fixed soon, but I don’t see it happening for at least another week.

I have made quite a bit of headway on the Minecraft mod, to the point where I can start working on getting the basic blocks and items in the game; this shouldn’t be too difficult to do as the process is simple enough, once I have the textures made. I can then start working on the more complex features, such as multiblock structures, machines, world generation and other dimension tinkering, various systems to deal with gameplay mechanics (orbital mechanics and planetary simulations, rocket equations), etc. The complex features will require a fair amount of coding, so it will be a significant undertaking.

Work has been keeping me busy. Between working on my practical training, and being tasked with organizing a Squadron-wide family day event, I’ve been all over the place with little time to focus on anything else. Most days, I’ve just been exhausted with the amount of effort required to plan the event and weave in bits and pieces of my training in between. I am close to completing the first phase of my training despite that though, and on schedule. The family day event is tomorrow, so once that is over, I will have fewer obligations.

As a much needed break, I will also be going camping on Friday, to Algonquin Park. The campsite I selected is one of the backcountry canoe sites, requiring a canoe to get to. I would have to carry all of my gear with me, as well as the canoe, which should be a fun experience. Luckily for me, the total distance I need to walk is only about 3.8km, which is well within what I am capable of with a lot more weight than what the canoe and my gear will weigh.

Camping is a great way to de-stress, so I am definitely looking forward to the unique experience. I will hopefully be back Sunday, if I don’t get eaten by a black bear (Algonquin supposedly has a population of approx. 2000).

That’s all for now. I’ll have more to talk about when I get back from camping.

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Posted 2018-08-22 by rashy in category "Misc

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