Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,

No jury would convict.

Yeah, I dunno, man, I am deep in yak-shaving mode at the moment. When I descend from the Tibetan plateau with my freshly-shorn yak I will have a nice little assemblage of javascript micro-frameworks, some written by me some not, to use to build the client-side app of my dreams. I could explain, but there is no point. The upshot is that I have written no new features this week and knocked no items off my alpha to-do list because, well, I could have but it would have been investing more time in going down the wrong path. I wasted time using stuff written by other people that didn't quite do what I needed.

The upside, I guess, is that my github account is filling up with interesting little packages that might be useful on a resume some day. But I do worry about my case of NIH. Mind you, Mr P's case of Not Invented Here is epic compared to mine. His reaction to my report of how I spent my week was, "At last you're seeing sense." A typical conversation might go like this:

"Why do you use all these packages? Write it yourself instead!" he says.

"I'm not going to write a web server myself for this project."

"Why not?"

"I want to ship in a couple of months, not a couple of years."


"Nor am I going to write the language I'm writing it in."

"Los-- okay, languages are hard. You should just use Lua."

"I am going to murder you."

DISRUPT ALL THE THINGS indeed: Kickstarter's two million-dollar projects and the day in which they both happened. That Hollywood disruption is going to happen soon.

Text formats: If you like Markdown (and why wouldn't you?) you might also like Fountain, a Markdown-inspired format for screenwriting.

Lolitics: Man, the Republican nomination scrum has been fun to watch! Matt Taibbi goes into why in Rolling Stone. A teaser:
If Romney is a scripted automaton who could make it through a year's worth of marital coitus without one spontaneous utterance, Gingrich is his exact opposite – taken prisoner in war, Newt would be blabbing state secrets without torture within minutes, and minutes after that would be calling his guards idiots who lack his nuanced grasp of European history, and minutes after that would be lying to two of his captors about an affair he had with the third.
Don't feed the evil: I"m at a month of using DuckDuckGo for all my searching and I'm not looking back. It's nice to get a page of search results back and not some bloated Yahoo-style portal page to services I don't give a damn about.
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