You see, I'd been working under the premise that dates are all 24 hours long, not an unreasonable assumption you might think. Unfortunately, thanks to the end of Daylight Saving Time, October 29th is 25 hours long, throwing off my algorithm.
I'm going to fix this, of course. Soon, I hope.
UPDATE: It appears I'm an idiot, and the Date object does support the type of arithmetic I need. I don't see how I missed that when I implemented it... Anyway this'll make fixing it a lot easier. I still need to actually do it, of course. :)
Update 2006-10-31: The bug has been fixed. All seems well with the calendar now.
Who turned on the heat? Really, it's like 30C outside, unbearably hot for someone like me (I've always been better at coping with cold rather than hot weather). How am I supposed to get any work done in temperatures like this? Fortunately it'll get a little cooler soon.
In case you hadn't noticed yet, I've done a pretty big update on the El Goonish Shive section of the site. I've updated the look, got a new version of the Uryuomoco Translator out, and put some new stuff on the character statistics page. For full details, I refer to this post on the Keenspot forums. Or you could just check it out for yourself.
Welcome to ookii.org, Sven Groot's website. I am a Dutch former-student, graduated Master of Science in Computer Science in 2006. I am currently living in Japan and am a research student at Tokyo University.
Some of you may be wondering what "ookii" is. "Ookii" (in Japanese: 大きい), which is roughly pronounced as the English sounds "oh-key", is Japanese for "big". My last name (Groot), is Dutch for "big". Because I am an afficionado of Japanese culture (next to my major in computer science I also followed Japanese language courses at Leiden University for almost two years) - and because the domain name was available :) - I thought this would be a nice name for the site.
There are currently five major sections to the site. First is this, the blog. Here you can find interesting and not so interesting stuff I have to say. I've tried blogging before, it wasn't such a big success, so don't expect very frequent updates. But at the very least major new additions to the site will get a mention here in a blog post, and no doubt I'll occasionally post other stuff as well.
Then there's the University section. Here you can find various projects, papers and presentations I've done as a student at Leiden University's Computer Science department.
If you wish to contact me, the best method is to post a comment right here on the blog.
Updated 2007-03-18: updated text so it's a more general introduction to the site.