Friday, May 20, 2016

Update

Wow, I just realized it's been over 2 months since I last posted. I'm not sure where all that time went, but I have been really busy with non coding things (like finishing up high school and enrolling in Make School). I've been programming here and there, but I haven’t completed anything or made anything flashy.

My natural language processing system got held up when I realized my internal data structuring needed to be completely redesigned. My attempts to do this led to some interesting but highly abstract philosophical questions like 'are things and events fundamentally different?' and 'can a property have its own properties?'. I could have probably worked through these problems eventually, but about this time I also realized that what I was trying to make wouldn't be useful for anything whatsoever without at least 4 years of work on it. I like to work on big projects, but I'm going to college in a month and I don't have time for that now.

Anyway, since then I've been bouncing between a handful of projects. These include rewriting and modernizing a bunch of my old C++ code and building a Google Cardboard VR headset for my phone. I tried to use Unity3D to build a Cardboard app, but the Linux version of Unity is hella glitchy. I ordered a Macbook (requirement for school) and when it comes I'll put Unity on it and try again. Hopefully I'll have more to show off in the next 2 months then the last 2.