In your own time, please...

Posted 1 Aug 2003 at 09:30 UTC by osullivj Share This

Hacking: I ground to halt with development on my levitt project back in May. Some tricky design issues, together with the intrinsic latency of server side web services client computing stalled me.

But then I read a piece by Tim Bray on the window of opportunity for Mozilla, presented by the pause in Microsoft's upgrade cycle for IE. Suddenly I was enthused again by the idea that the levitt runtime could be hosted by a Mozilla plugin, and the levitt scripts could be plain text hosted on any server. And then a solution to my trickiest design problem came to me in the bath this morning. So it'll be code-a-go-go this weekend. Which all reminded me again of what's so great about personal OSS projects: no deadlines, and complete freedom to follow one's own design instincts.

Work: I'm leaving my current C# .Net project soon. When I get back from my summer vac I'll be joining a C++ Unix project. It's been fun to grapple with a newish language and environment, but I'm really excited about getting to grips with a substantial design and implementation project in a real programming language. I do prefer C# to Java. But give me Python or C++ anyday !

Life: the family are in France at the moment, waiting for me to join them a week from now. Hot fun in the summer sun !


Wrong section? , posted 2 Aug 2003 at 16:01 UTC by hacker » (Master)

I think you posted this in the wrong section.

Shouldn't this entry be in your diary area, and not in the Articles section?

The question is...., posted 6 Aug 2003 at 01:45 UTC by diablod3 » (Apprentice)

Can you delete an article?

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!

X
Share this page