Back in business
So, I’ve come back from a five week break in which I’ve managed to do almost all of the things that I wanted to do in that time; I got myself into shape again (kind of) by going out on my bike every day, went to a few Unis (DMU Leicester, Kent, Bristol & Manchester) to visit a few mates, finished watching all seven series of The Sopranos and played a fair amount of GTA IV.
Also during my time off I was approached by an old acqaintance from Teachers TV, who has persuaded me to take up a position as Senior ID on a fairly large-scale project in Reading; unfortunately, I can’t really say anymore than that at the moment!
A couple of weeks ago I attended the first day of @Media London (too hungover from the end of day drinking for the second). It was great to finally put faces to names (and amusing avatars); from CSS3.Info, I met both Peter and David, and the party after the first was a great chance to meet a few new faces. It was great to meet Lachlan Hunt and speak to him after his and James Graham’s informative talk on HTML5. After we drank the bar dry, a few of us went onto a small Italian restaurant (complete with it’s own real-life take of a Sopranos scene) across the river, where I had a chance to chat to John Resig along with a few others.
At the conference there were a couple of developers from the BBC who talked about the new sites design (homepage in particular) in more detail. One interesting piece of news that came from their talk was that they decided to build themselves a bespoke JS library from the ground up due to the vast array of browsers that they have to support (apparently FF 1.3 is particularly troublesome with JQuery). From what I recollect, they were mentioning that it might be released within the next couple of months.
So sorry guys for the lack of posts within the last few weeks, but promise you’ll see a lot more activity from now on