Spent the last three months, including the Christmas break, on a promise that my permanent contract at work was beginning on the 1st January. In fact, spent the 1st of January under the impression that I was now on a permanent contract.
Can't be arsed to go into details. It's not a reflection on any of us currently on temporary contracts, it's a budgetary thing. Still very cross that I was misled so badly but hey, what can you do? I'm not the only one and there are people who have been there a lot longer than me that a) are in the same boat and b) don't actually apparently know yet.
Programming-wise, the game has been put aside while I rewrite my polygon map editor. This is being partly based on the code-base for the old one, but I've been inspired by some stirling work HopeDagger is doing on his Skirmish editor so the new editor has a rudimentary GUI.
It's pretty basic but quite good fun to write actually. I've just discovered the fun that is applying the composite pattern to GUI elements.
No screenshots today, since a picture of a big blue screen with a slightly lighter blue grid is unlikely to impress many of you.
And all the very best for 2008.