Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:24:57 +0200
- Have had a pleasant couple of days doing a c# and .net framework
introduction session hosted by the School of Systems Engineering at
Reading University http://www.sse.rdg.ac.uk
It was given by Phil Stears (who blogs over at http://www.thespoke.net/MyBlog/PhilipStears/MyBlog.aspx ) and I have to say it was very well done. I don't praise presentations very often, as I normally find them dull and slow, but even though I knew something about the content of this one, Phil managed to make it interesting and paced it well.
On the other hand, I ran into a nasty bug in VS C# express beta2. I was playing with some matrix code from http://www.codeproject.com and whilst the implementation looks fine, and works fine, if I attempted to look at the contents of the matrices whilst debugging, the IDE would generate errors (including having some elements of the array blank, and of course needing to report to MS about how nasty the world was being to it) and subsequently would remember all sorts of errors even when the code had been quite radically changed. Restarting the IDE cleared these, but it made development really really sucky for quite a while. It also started throwing up errors in the automatically generated stuff, which was what really alerted me to it being a problem with the IDE and not my code...
On a much more positive note, I have a job interview for a research Assistant post next week, which is probably being rescheduled so as not to clash with the external examinators (exxxammmminnatte..., you will be exxamminnnatted!!!), School photo, degree results and free beer. I hope I get it, because it will nicely complement one of the MScs I would like to do, is working on a subject I have a rather deep interest in, I could do with the cash, and of course, I am easily the best candidate. Ok, so I don't know that last bit, as I only know one other person who has applied and he is just as good a candidate as me, but I would be extremely good at the job.
May the oldest man win, is all I can say.