25 Mar 2001 jooon   » (Journeyer)

I have been reading the article 'Best Practices' for Open Source ?. All things pointed out are good to think about, but sometimes you can't hear yourself think when everyone is preaching about their software methodology. All these top down ideas are good and all, especially when it comes to handling big projects, but even the biggest project is built up with small parts and if you don't know how to build them, you are screwed. I am feeling very uncomfortable when I start a project knowing all the ideas and concepts by heart but have no experience in how to implement them. The first implementation usually sucks and if I redo it, it will without doubt be better than the first. The problem is that I don't always have the time, and when I do, I am usually too lazy to care about a reimplementation. I am always in a hurry to get stuck in a new problem, even if I have not managed to get out of the last one.

I think I have a solution to my problems. Watch less tv, read more books. :) This weekend I watched Dune - the miniseries. 3 episodes which lasted 4 and a half hours, spanning through the first book from Frank Herbert's Dune saga. I enjoyed every minute of it, but a friend of mine, almost fell asleep during the first episode so he left. Perhaps it was the lack of action. Although this is the future, they have cool weapons and everyone wants to kill eachother, the miniseries is as slow as the book. I was a little bit put off by the CGI, it could have been done nicer, especially since some of it doesn't even match the effects of the last Dune film, made 1984. You start to realize that it always takes great artists, no matter how powerful computers you have, to make something look good. All in all, a nice distraction from reality.

Since I don't like vaporware I have nothing more to write. :)

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