I just went on a fun camp.

I went on a fun school camp these past five days. I got to hang out with my mates Oliver and Jordan and made a heap of awesome experience. I'll share some of the highlights and crazy parts of the last week, for my future self and others. On monday I went to school, with all my four bags. I felt nerveous and excited, and really, looking back, had no idea what was in store for me. It's the sort of thing you really want to prepare for, but no matter how much you prepare, when you actually do it, it's never quite what your mind painted in your head. It's easy to anticipate things, but sometimes you just have…

On windows 10 updating.

Yesterday, my mum asked if Windows 10 had changed. I said no, I hadn't read anything. I was on my computer at the time and, honestly, I didn't even google to see if something in fact had happened. Well, today, I've turned my computer on and was welcomed with the all too informal windows text informing me that a few updated had taken place. Well, I thought. Mum wasn't wrong. And I dug around, read some news articles, and deduced that really, for me, none of these changes mattered. But, the further I looked, the more I saw the significance of this update, the Windows 10 anniversary update. The shop application had been re-pinned in my task bar. The new…

Open source, mphx, and other stuff

Open source is clearly a huge part of programming, in fact, the largest. I mean, as soon as you touch programming, in any form, you pretty much touch open source. This isn't always true, and you might not realise it at the time, but it's often the case. My first big programming thing was with visual basic (obviously not open source), but I try to suppress those memories. I soon moved onto open software. However, up until recently (a year?), I suppose you could call me a consumer of open source. I was making use of open source library's, even opting to use open source programs (inkscape, blender), and I clearly valued open source. It had helped me, so I…

Deploying Haxe code to a linux vps with Digital Ocean.

Haxe is a fantastic programming language, and is used for games, servers, and other software. Today I'll show you how Haxe code can run on a live linux instance with Digital Ocean. There is a video that covers the same thing. https://youtu.be/MUx2CUtsnTU First, create a digital ocean account. You can either go to http://digitalocean.com or use the affiliate link (which helps me run this site!) at https://m.do.co/c/d46879fd3fa2. Just create an account. Now, we can create a server instance by clicking the green 'Create Droplet' button. If you wish for SSH keys to be setup before you create the droplet, read the below two paragraphs, otherwise, you will have to later…