I didn't get any games made, but I did work on some neat apps nonetheless.
Over the Summer, I've been doing some work on a Map Editor for my Game Dev professor's XNA game engine. It's not even nearly finished, but it is pretty! Right now I'm working on a side project to put together a general GUI system, which I'll then use while finishing the Map Editor. I gave all of the GUI Elements 9-slice-scaling (inspired partly by Teridal's awesome new CSS, which I may have temporarily borrowed to test with >.>) and currently have "Boxes", Text, and Buttons. Next on the list is Text Fields for input, which I am not looking forward to.
A bit more relative to BYOND, I also put together and released the Interface Minimap Library (documentation still pending--I underestimated how boring it was to write). Felt good to actually finish something for once.
Unfortunately, I haven't had time to start on an entry for the BYOND Casual Competition or Cartridge Classic II. I've got some ideas jotted down for a little action game, but I'm not sure I can implement them in any meaningful fashion in ten days, on top of the start of the school. Heck, that won't stop me from trying, though!
Speaking of school, I've got a CS-charged semester ahead of me, and I'm psyched!
Junior Year Autumn Quarter:
-Online: Computer Systems I
-Wed: Introduction to Level Design
-Thur: Physics for Game Developers
-Tu/Th: Fundamentals of Game Programming I
Of course, I'll also have a lot programming homework, so I don't know how much extra time I'll have for hobbyist programming :(
I also just recently dove into writing extensions for Firefox (read: started tonight). I don't think I'll be diving in again anytime soon, but I did fiddle around long enough to add to a handy add-on (Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons). I made it so all non-whitelisted cookies are deleted when the "Recording Unauthorized Cookies" mode is turned off. It was a bigger pain in the butt than I expected, but seems to be working smoothly now. Yay for mucking about!
Unrelated to development, I've recently stumbled upon the SPC and USF audio formats. I loved the music from the SNES days, and now I'm drowning in nostalgia. The midi conversions don't do the songs justice, you gotta listen to them pure ;)
Oh, and there's also a chance I'll get to go to Video Games Live, since they'll be in Chicago early November.