11 Apr 2001 tripp   » (Journeyer)

Last week rocked! I tried a new (old) approach in which I tell everyone to fuck off except for the one project that has my entire focus. It worked, and I cranked out a bunch of work on my Python libraries for manipulating Framer-D knowledgebases. It's a very satisfying feeling to end the week by posting a flurry of patches to a once-dormant sourceforge project (fdpp, in this case).

This week started off bumpier, with Monday being a "do-nothing" day, and Tuesday being devoted to firefighting unrelated projects and building a cabinet in the shop to unwind. Yes, it's an ugly cabinet. I vowed to clean up the shop using only materials on-hand, at least until I exhausted those. Thus OSB. Thus ugly. But it holds stuff, which is what a cabinet is for. Once the crap is off the floor, I'll build pretty cabinets for the kitchen.

I forwarded the Objective-C article to Chuck, because he was an Objective-C weenie for a great many years (weenie, in this context, being a compliment). He was a little peeved at not being able to post any of his insight, so please join with me in certifying him as something useful. He is, after all, the lead developer on Webware for Python, a web application development suite that's going to eat Zope's lunch :)

I hope to make a preview release of the Python libraries before I leave town for Easter. Part of me whispers "ain't gonna happen", but the rest of me holds out hope. If not before I leave, then definitely when I get back. I've learned some wicked tricks, and I don't think the Python people are going to like me very much :) I'm not sure Guido ever intended anyone to change ob_type on the fly, but I am.

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