Google Summer of Code 2009

Its on again, And theres only a few short hours left to submit student proposals (I think).

This year, I’ve signed up as a Mentor in the WordPress Project. To all students: Good luck, And make me proud.. err… Sure.

Anyway, I’ve seen a few projects in the queue which have been interesting, And of course, A fair few pieces of rubbish (As you may expect).. Will I be mentoring something? We’ll find out when the projects are announced :)

Anyway, Not much to say.. Other than a rainy weekend.. And i’m still looking at options for buying a camera… and phone.. and laptop.. and whatever other tech gadget you can think of.. Many people are surprised to find that I dont have decent of the above items.. No idea why, but hey. :)

Kyogle Flood: Jan 2008 Final wrap up.

Sorry for the delay in the posting of this message, Its just something i’ve been continuously putting off.

Theres not much i can really report on the topic, So if you’ve got anything specific, feel free to leave a comment and i’ll see if i can dig up the information for you.

The Bureau of Meteorology was nice enough to send me over the river height details for Kyogle/Wiangaree from the 1st of Jan, to 11th of Jan 2008, So for those interested, I’ve put together a graph:

Kyogle/Wiangaree River Levels: Flood Jan 2008

Some points used in the data on the above graph were interpolated from the data given to create a smooth line due to the data for river levels at certain times being missing(I guess they had more important things to do than measure the water level every few minutes :)). The raw CSV data is available upon request.

Current(and previous) News is indexed by Google pretty well: http://news.google.com/news?um=1&tab=wn&client=opera&hl=en&hs=Qnj&rls=en&q=Kyogle+flood&ie=UTF-8&scoring=n

AFAIK, The only (human)death that  occured during the flood was near Mullumbimby. Source

The photos i took on the 5th & 6th are available here: http://dd32.id.au/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=10