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Sunday 14th July 2013: 9.05pm. A long but productive week. The documentation for proposed Boost.AFIO is beginning to resemble something approaching final, despite having been a real pain to get working right. Paul continues to do great work in ripping bits out. As Google Summer of Code Milestone 1 is just three weeks away now, the race is on to deliver a peer review ready new Boost library by then.
Thursday 13th June 2013: 4.05am. Link shared: https://github.com/BoostGSoC/boost.afio/tree/pre_boost_import My async file i/o library is done! Feature complete, valgrind clean, 90% unit test coverage. Paul now has a free run for GSoC Boost.AFIO!#boostcon #gsoc2013 #gsoc #boost #c++ 
Sunday 2nd June 2013: 9.10pm. Link shared: https://travis-ci.org/ned14/TripleGit In preparation for Paul to start work next week on his GSoC project of porting my code to Boost, I've been fixing up my code with Continuous Integration (for every change you commit a bot runs a full set of unit tests to ensure everything works) using the free-for-open source Travis CI.I have to say, I have been impressed with Travis CI: despite its clunky UI and less than great reporting, it's far more powerful than the CI we use in BlackBerry.
Sunday 2nd June 2013: 12.02am. Link shared: https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/ I guess it's now safe to announce that I have been appointed by Google as a Google Summer of Code 2013 mentor for two Boost C++ libraries, proposed Boost.AFIO (asynchronous file i/o support for C++) and proposed Boost.Trie (a prefix tree indexed STL C++ container). Both of these GSoC projects will be of immense benefit to the C++ ecosystem for all C++ users, and stand as strong candidates for future incorporation into a future ISO C++ language standard.
Friday 17th May 2013: 5.50am. Location: Aspen Meadows Resort. For me C++ Now 2013 is over as I fly onto Megan's school reunion in Culver early tomorrow morning. What a conference! Am extremely drained though. Could have done with an extra day of doing nothing after really to recover.#c++now #c++ #boost #boostcon
Sunday 12th May 2013: 5.06pm. Link shared: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Aspen+Meadows+Resort,+Meadows+Road,+Aspen,+CO&hl=en&sll=39.185034,-106.821957&sspn=0.062403,0.110378&oq=aspen+meadow&hq=Aspen+Meadows+Resort,+Meadows+Road,+Aspen,+CO&t=m&z=14&source=gplus-ogsb Currently in Aspen Meadows, Colorado for the C++ Now 2013 conference. Never been into the Rockie Mountains before, always was either on one side or the other looking up at them rather than being surrounded by them. Scenic place this, albeit highly manufactured. Pricey too - before joining BlackBerry I wouldn't have been able to justify the expense, but now after ten days of exhaustion with Boost GSoC, the UW research retreat on alternatives to growth, plus of course a full BlackBerry workload, well yeah I'm taking today off.

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