I'm back! After over two weeks without internet I've finally worked through my backlog of emails and other compulsory tasks. A new semester has started and I'm really looking forward to taking almost double the normal credits thanks to a combination of me failing last semester and the rich collection of courses to choose from.
I had some discussions with my fellow programmers on project Duck during the weekend. We admit that we have been lacking progress and while we can't really make any promises since we all have a lot to do, we are very keen on getting work done and hopefully release something playable later this spring.
During my Christmas break I didn't manage to stay away from development completely. A friend of mine requested a program for our LAN party which we had two weeks ago. The idea was to have one computer with speakers plugged in running a jukebox system so that everyone could choose songs. I solved the problem by creating a simple media player in C# which hosted a web interface from which anyone could upload songs to the server which then was added to the play queue. It was an interesting project because even though being a rather simple program it involved several topics including networking, audio and multi-threading. The program, named LAN Jukebox (creative, I know) can be found on GitHub.
I also have some smaller personal projects and ideas I would like to talk about, but I will get back to that later.