A current obsession is working on problems for Project Euler. So far the difficulty has ranged from solutions that can be expressed in a single line of Python to much less trvial multi function solutions. Currently I have solved 30+ problems and have started working on the hardest problems for some extra challenge.
Custom Amazon API Interface
I needed to brush up on some PHP skills and I have a slight interest in affiliate based marketing through Amazon’s API so I started putting together a small set of tools to help present various item from Amazon on my site. The idea is to be able to easily integrate Amazon links, wish-lists, pictures, and prices in an AdBlock friendly and tastful manner.
Morale-Meter Facebook Applications
This project came at a time I was also wanting to keep my PHP skills fresh. Morale-Meter was designed to allow my geographically separated team the ability to share their workplace morale in a semi-subtle fashion. It was written in a weekend and was never intended to be fancy but it works. In fact, it has a few fans and a semi nontrivial amount of monthly users.
QOpenOCCIwas my first major open source project to head up. Unfortunately, I no longer maintain it since I have no need for a free Qt interface to Oracle. It was fun and highly educationial. I got to work with people all over the world and my code has made it to several odd little corners of the net. It was the quality I wanted but given my needs, it worked well enough.
Writing is something I never thought I would get into. While I have only published Speckies, a scifi short-short, I have several other ideas in the works and expect to release more in the coming year.
Chain Reaction Game
I always wanted to release a small game so when I found an old Java game that was fun but was rather slow I couldn’t resist. Chain Reaction was my excuse to really learn SDL and C++ in a cross platform manner. I started this project about the same time I started this site so there are several posts early on dedicated to the game. It never got sound and the leveling/scoring leave a bit to be desired but it’s fun in short bursts.
This site, andrewewhite.net
Not much to be said here. I wanted a site that I could do as I wished with and I’ve maintained this site ever since. Topics have ranged from recipes to programming tutorials and I doubt the focus will ever narrow.
Low Power xy mod 2n FPGA Design
This was actually a school project for an undergrad class that turned out to be pretty involved. In short, I took a mathematic model published in a paper at Brown University and corrected some errors and adapted the design for an FPGA. The end result was a scalable circuit that was faster and more power efficient than any design I could find publicly. I was invited to present at a conferance in Las Vegas but the date happened to fall on the day got married.