Overall, the weekend was busy, but fascinating. I really enjoyed it.
After recent browsing, I had the idea to convert the Puzzling Stack Exchange into a book. Overall, the project was a success, however maths is currently not rendered as such. The book contains the top 100 questions and answers ever submitted to the site, formatted nicely to fit into a small A5 book(let).
Today I was playing a rather interesting variation of Cheat and Sh*thead with a group of friends, and thought it be worth sharing. But before doing so, I will fill you in on the rules of both games, for context. Alternatively click here to skip to the bottom.
When making decisions, people negotiate to maximise utility and social welfare - agents are no different. Utilizing the GENUIS framework, this report tests time dependant concessions, and fitness proportionate selection putting them to test in a negotiation competition. The results are analysed and discussed.
After months of planningprocrastination, I have finally created a blog for this site of mine. I have used Jekyll site builder and Liquid templates to adapt this theme and add a blog. Hosting is provided by GitHub pages and I’ve bought a cheap .uk domain name.
In the coming days, weeks, whenever I will get around to adding new pages and backfilling old. But now with the technology in place, creating new pages is as simple as typing out markdown in Sublime Text, committing and refreshing the page. You can even subscribe to updates via RSS!
So this year, I started playing Quidditch as part of Southampton QC. After a bit over a month of training, our club entered two teams into the Southern Cup where SQC1 won the upper bracket, and SQC2 (My team!) came second out of the lower bracket. It was a an amazing experience. I figured I should share some photos courtesy of Enrica Biasi.
As a chaser, I wear a white headband. Chasers focus on the quaffle, passing between themselves, aiming to score a goal.
The Southampton Code Dojo is a monthly event where keen computer science students meet, eat pizza, group up, and make things for a bit over an hour. At the start of the session ideas are proposed and voted on. Then, teams form typically on programming language choice, and everyone gets too work. At the end of the session, each team demonstrates. I have been attending for a while now, I love it. Click here to for more information.
Below is a list of some of the previous things I have worked on. Please note, that often after the session I polish the creation, and tweak it too my liking.
Let it Burn! - Using your flamethrower, wrack up points and burn the forest down.
Firework Simulator - Light up the sky with a fireworks display by dragging your finger or cursor across the screen.
Tetris - A quick and simple game of Tetris, however you cannot rotate pieces.
I really enjoyed it, and it was certainly good experience. Participating in work before graduating helps you understand what you want to do after leaving university, and helps to give some perspective on your course. I’m looking forward to what the future holds.