Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,
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Today's project

Okay, I've decided what today's project is going to be. It's definitely in the "ruin your life by not working on any of the existing required projects you have" category. But also in the "will lift the tedium of existence while keeping over-active brain soothed" category.

I'm gonna write a little Ruby On Rails app for tracking my BPAL scents & opinions. I really ought to be writing it in one of the new Python web app frameworks, since I like Python about a hundred times better than Ruby. But hey, Ruby is nicely Smalltalky and not all that bad, and Rails is pleasant to work in. To satisfy urges toward language nazidom, I'll write the initial data import script (from Nattie's Excel spreadsheet) in Python.

Though, argh, it's really time for me to learn a new programming language, since I haven't done so yet this year. I had been thinking about one of the functional languages, like Haskell, but I cannot imagine that writing a web app sans framework in a language like that would be any fun. (Assuming there's even an sqlite library for it.)

Yes, geek geek. I know. But it's half of who I am.
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