I have been watching a lot of Code Monkeys. Have you not seen it? Why not? At the very least, download the theme tune (it is legal too!). The song is by Jonathan Coulton, who is famous among all true geeks for having written the ending tune to Portal, “Still Alive“.
Been a slow couple of days. On Saturday we went to Home Depot to get Weber. A nice guy called Wendell (who used to be a competitive grill cook) gave us some nice hints – like soaking chunks of Hickory logs in water for 30 minutes, and then adding them to the coal to give the food a smokey taste – mmmm good. It was a success, although we did end up eating at like 9:30 pm.
I decided to start a new code project – a visual editor for the modeldef.xml file which defines the animation dictionary used by XtoMdl. Not surprisingly, I am calling it modeldef_edit (I save my creativity for the code, not the titles). Unlike FSDSxTweak, this tool will be useful to both FSDS and GMax users. Faybs showed me the ropes of the XML processing classes in .NET 3.5, and it has sped things up a a lot – it is a very nice set of classes indeed. More progress on that later.
It has also been a busy bunny week – Ilda took them in to the vet to have Scottie’s eye looked at – turns out he has a little conjunctivitis, but no big deal – he got a shot of antibiotics, and Koko was checked out too. She also asked the vet about the big move for the bunnies, and looks like we will be having no problems. Excellent! This morning, their Redmond enclosure also arrived, so things are getting set for them. I still need to get a sheet of plywood to put under the enclosure, in case canvas material doesn’t quite prevent spills from getting to the wooden floor underneath.