This week, I have mostly been...
When I restarted my blogging a few months ago my intention was to not just post random little
snippets of “what I’ve been doing recently”. Well, the road to hell is paved by good intentions*
so here’s my first general, rather boring dump:
- Ness is now 26 weeks pregnant, and is blooming. We’re still so very excited about becoming parents.
Decent names still elude us, but we’re hoping to think up some semi-decent ones soon. I’m starting to
idly wonder what my kids will make of all this in years to come — assuming archive.org still keeps
a copy of all this in fifteen years’ time.
- Google app engine — looks to be the best toolkit going, combining all the convenience
of a TurboGears-like environment with the backing of Google’s scalability technology. Have spent
a couple of evenings mucking about with it (using Malc’s OSJam stuff as a starting point), and
can’t really fault it. Well, ok, I’d prefer a more Kid-like template system by default, but there’s
nothing to stop me from using Kid with App Engine.
- What Every Programmer Should Know About Memory — nuff said.
- Mark Russinovich’s “The Case of the Unexplained…” — how to debug your PC when it misbehaves.
Or perhaps more likely, how to find the suspicious virus-like program on your Dad’s PC that he
claims he never installed.
Work’s going well, the last few months I’ve been consulting for PKR, which is good fun. Lots of
SQL nonsense, with a splash of C++ and Python for good measure.
That’s about it really. I told you it was boring, didn’t I?
* Or frozen door-to-door salesmen, if you believe some sources.