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Category Archives: Personal

No more exams!

So my exams have finally finished… it’s a very surreal feeling. Still got the project to go, but my time at university is even closer to being over. I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. Once the exam was over, a group of us headed to get some drinks, and came away with four […]

Life moves on

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated anything here. Insight is moving along, but has currently stalled while I’m in exam mode. I’m not going to talk about that though this is a rare personal post.

The End Is Nigh

… and that’s it. No more lectures. Ever. Apart from revision lectures, but they don’t count in the same way. This feels like a bit of an anti-climax. It’s hard to believe that four years at university are almost over! It’s going to take some getting used to. Of course, it’s not all over just […]

Insight: FUSE

Well, I’m now ready to start playing around with FUSE and see where it gets me. I’m getting quite concerned now by how little time is left… we got our exam timetable yesterday, and it doesn’t seem too bad… although we do have two exams on the same day at one point. Still, I’ve got […]

Insight: Work so far…

Insight is progressing, but slowly. I’m working on the first prototype, which should essentially prove the concept of the indexing system. It turns out that writing a B+ tree is more awkward than I had thought, which is slightly depressing, as that is meant to be the easy bit! Then again, once the tree is […]

Insight: First report done!

Well, after much hard work, criticism, and more: the first report is in! I’m actually only writing this post two weeks later because once it was done, I just had to take some time to catch up on everything else I’ve been letting slide while working almost non-stop on this report. This report has outlined […]

Insight: Finished reading about BFS

Well I’ve recently finished reading the BeOS File System (BFS) book, and it was a very interesting read. There was a lot of useful information there, and it really helped me think about the system I’m writing. I’ll put some of the ideas that came to mind in this post.

Insight: The presentation

I had a meeting with my project supervisor earlier, during which we discussed a few things about the Insight project. One of the things he reminded me about was that I have to give a presentation and demo of my project at the very end. This will be interesting, especially for my project. The demo […]

Insight braindump

Well this is going to be a very random and unstructured post, but I just wanted to note down a few thoughts and ideas before I forget about them… and I’ll probably update this a couple of times before finally giving in and making it a page. This is an evolving post.

Insight: Implementation Thoughts

So, I’ve been reading the book about BFS (the file system of BeOS), which shares some ideas with mine, although it still adheres to the idea of a hierarchical filesystem. It goes into some depth, and although I’ve only reached partway through chapter 6, I have found it to be a very useful resource, particularly […]

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