Long time no blog. I don't have anything relevant to say, so I'll write what I'm doing:
- Learning Java Servlets. They look nice, but their learning curve is wide. Seems good for large scale projects, but I cannot see the fronteir between a perl/php script solution and the necesity to use this monster.
- Writing a Gnome application in C, using the GnomeCanvas widget, as frontend of a maze goal finder. We're trying to implement a simple expert system based in rules.
- Finished the Da Vinci Code book, almost finish the Dovsteyevski book (The player & white nights). The next reading is the "farm rebelion".
The difference between documentation and nothing Holly Lord! In 7 hours of exciting hackig I wrote a beautiful applet only with the documentation provided by Sun. I have almost 3 days hacking the GnomeCanvas app, with out nice results, because I don't have documentation, you must look for simple applications which use that toy, study them, and try to apply their ideas in my app. Have you ever see the MSDN documenation? Sweet Lord!, it makes that any mediocre programmer write useful apps in hours, and mediocre programmers are the biggest part of the work force. I would be a nice effort write nice documentation for the Gnome projects. The Mono efforts to achieve this are admirable, the MonoDoc is the way to do that kind of collaborative efforts. Every day I found myself more and more stupid... but the real issue is that I'm discovering myself. I forged an auto image, now I'm breaking that illusion, trying to be honest. I'm not what I want to be, but I'm still a nice person.