Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Notes from the Garden

Garden - 4/25One of the benefits of living in the Student Apartments here at UT is the community garden. It was closed for maintenance over the winter, but reopened in mid-March to much excitement from the residents, myself included. The plots aren't big, just 16'x8', but big enough to give me something to do when I'm tired of doing homework and just want to get outside.

This year is kind of an experimental year, as we find out what works, what doesn't and how much of different vegetables we can use. Right now, we've got corn, peppers, pole beans, and two different varieties of tomatoes in the ground. In spite of a record cold spell a few weeks ago, we managed to avoid a freeze, and most of the plants are growing quite well.

Hmm...I can almost taste the fresh corn-on-the-cob now...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Summer of Code '07

I've been fairly active in the development of Subversion over the past few months, and I decided to attempt use this activity as a method of income over the summer. So, I applied to the Google Summer of Code program to work on Subversion, specifically the "Merge Tracking" component that is one of the big features of our next release. My work won't be part of that release, but will build upon those features for the future. It should be a good summer!

(Oh, and many thanks to Google for funding the program.)