Funny Eclipse Error Message

May 5th, 2009

So, today I was working with Eclipse, everyone’s favourite IDE, and it randomly popped up with a little alert window that said:

‘Processing Dirty Regions’ has encountered a problem.
An internal error occurred during: “Processing Dirty Regions”.

I’m not sure I want to know what Eclipse’s “dirty regions” are, why it was ‘processing’ them, or why it failed.

iCalendar Recurrence

April 19th, 2009

The iCalendar specification isn’t fantastic to begin with, and if you dig into the bits about recurring events, it gets even worse. I decided that my calendar application I’m developing needed to support importing from and exporting to iCal format, because that’s what all the other major calendar applications use. When I started looking for an implementation in PHP, I found lots of forum posts asking for the same thing I was looking for, but no complete implementation of the recurring events. So, I decided to write my own… I quickly found out why there aren’t any complete implementations – because the specification is an absolute pain. </rant> Website

March 30th, 2009

Today, a widget I developed made the website. You can see it by going to . The part I worked on is the part with the big images that change when you hover over the icons. It’s kind of cool to see something you wrote on the website of a big corporation. is up and running!

March 27th, 2009

I finally gave in and bought myself a domain name and hosting, and as you can see – now I have a website! I’m excited and have been working on designing and theming my website for a bit. I got wordpress installed and have given some thought to keeping a blog again, so maybe I will (and maybe it’ll just fall by the wayside as has always happened in the past). At any rate, messing around with my website is sure to keep me busy while having fun with my new toy!