A lot has been going on lately for me, and while I’m on top of things, a few little things keep slipping through the cracks. So far, I’ve managed to stay on top of my homework though. Here is a brief overview of what I’ve got going on.


Having two coding classes may just be the death of me this term, however. The one seems fairly simple but the catch is that it’s a new language for me. Java isn’t too bad though, it’s just a matter of getting the semantics down. The other coding class is Data Structures and Algorithm’s, and to be quite frank, it’s a lot of work. Between homework assignments and projects, it’s keeping me very very busy.

I also have a rather fun class that deal with logic gates, but the lab for the course is a bit time consuming. I do enjoy the material though, and it almost makes me wonder if I should be doing Computer Engineering as opposed to Computer Science Engineering. I think I’m in the right program though :)


I picked up a job while here at the University. Actually, I’ve got two going on three, but that’s besides the point. Right now I’m officiating soccer for the IM Department at the school. It isn’t great pay compared to other soccer games, but it’s not terribly difficult. I’m still doing games for MSPSP out here and actually have one tomorrow. On top of that, one of the travel soccer organizations is going to get me set up to do some of their games as well. It is rather nice to have an income while in school (in years past I have not had one).

I also picked up a nice freelance job to write an extension for Firefox. I cannot yet get into the details, but the pay is great and there isn’t a big rush on it. I love getting paid for things that I enjoy doing!

Rooster Teeth Site Extender

I have not forgotten about my most popular Firefox extension. There’s a new release nearly ready right now. I’m just waiting for any kind of feedback from my beta testers (which I have heard nothing from!). The new version will have a few nice new feature updates that I think everyone will enjoy.

Trunk, which is where most of the development goes, is a different story. It seems that many don’t like how I’ve got the newer editor working. It’s not done, so we’ll have to see what they say down the line. I think I’m crazy for having two active branches for development seeing as how I’m the only developer.


I’ve been using Google Calendar for some time now, and I recently got around to adding a page that will let other people view my schedule as well. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but time will tell. You can find it here or in the sidebar. The cool thing about Google Calendar is that you can control what events are private and what events are public.


I’ll try to update a bit more on things in the future, because updating once every month and a half is getting old fast.

By Shawn Wilsher

The man behind the site.