What happened to ClassNinja?

Alright, so it’s been over 6 months since I’ve updated this blog at all, and the last update was full of optimism about the state of the ClassNinja project.  Since then, a lot has changed: after wrestling with the ruby programming language for a few weeks, I ultimately realized that if I wanted to get anywhere with the project, I […]

Ruby on Rails = no more 20Time Fails

Things are looking promising for ruby.  I haven’t posted on this project in a while, and a lot has happened since then.  Django didn’t work out, it was too bloated of a framework to allow me to use it for this project.  After much deliberation, I have settled on the Ruby on Rails framework for ClassNinja.  Since this decision, I […]

To Kill A Mockingbird – Post the Last

I believe that To Kill A Mockingbird is a critical book when it comes to the sensitive topic of our national identity.  It tells a story that can not be encapsulated by a chapter in a history textbook, nor the simple summary of a court case.  It tells a story of a child’s place in a nation growing through the […]

To Kill A Mockingbird – Post the Third

I am starting to feel like we have come to the central part of the book, where the most action is condensed down into the smallest part.  With Tom Robinson’s case dismissed, I suppose it’s all downhill from here.  I think that Lee is (in a similar way that was employed in Huck Fin) trying to show how a beneficial […]

To Kill A Mockingbird – Post the First

To Kill A Mockingbird holds a unique place in my literary lineup. It is the only book that has attained the status of read-it-in-english-class-but-actually-enjoyed-and-would-read-for-pleasure. This is a relatively prestigious position and one that warrants recognition and respect. As far as my first impressions are concerned; the book moves at a satisfying pace (fast enough that it has my attention, yet […]

You did What‽

Generally it is not acceptable to stop halfway through a project and tell people that you want to completely start over.  Generally once you begin a project, you are obligated to grin and bear it as it continues going south.  However… When you run your own project and can’t motivate yourself to continue on the path towards eventual death and […]

Bumbleberry Bee

Recently, I worked with a friend in my GHEnglish class to create this video short satirizing school censorship of the book Huckleberry Fin.  Included here, below the video is a brief essay, describing why I chose to make this project and how I went about doing it. Evan and I chose to work on a satirical video short. We decided […]

Uh Oh

Hmm.  This is probably not the best time to bring this up.  But I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish all of the goals that I set for myself by the end of the school year.  The whole AI thing might be taking the project a bit too far.  For reference, I just spent a decent part of this […]

Lost Post #1 – Already Getting Distracted

This week, I took a brief hiatus from developing ClassNinja (Formerly known as the PV Course Selection System) to begin teaching myself ASP.NET.  I figured that ClassNinja would be my last webapp written in PHP and that I should move on to the bigger and better world of ASP.NET: Microsoft’s C#-based programming language for the development of large-scale web applications. […]